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Having Problems with VLOOKUP Formula

Posted on 2016-07-17
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EE Pros,

I've worked about an hour on trying to solve a simple problem with a VLOOKUP Formula.  Been through all the help and samples.... here's the issue.  I want to select a text descriptor from a List Box and have it run the corresponding table number.  I've attached the actual WS with the problem described.



Thank you in advance.

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Question by:Bright01
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 250 total points
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Use this formula:

=VLOOKUP(F5,I9:J16,2,FALSE)

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by:mattratt
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In addition to Kevin's comment, you'll also need to change some of the data in your VLOOKUP table to match what the value of the drop-list will be.

eg. for EW, you won't get a match unless you change cell I12 to "Early Warning" from "EW".  The abbreviated names (EW, PM, CM) in column I won't match with any of the drop-list items and you'll end up with #N/A as the result for those.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 125 total points
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Please try this....

In G5
=IFERROR(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(F5,$I$9:$J$16,2,0),VLOOKUP(LEFT(F5,1)&MID(F5,FIND(" ",F5)+1,1),I8:J15,2,0)),"")

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and copy it down to G6.
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by:Bright01
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I quickly got Kevin's solution to work.  Matt, thanks for the heads up.....made the changes. Neeraj, as always thank you for providing additional support to trap the errors and make things work.  I elected to stay with Kevin's formula due to its simplicity.  However, I'm keeping Neeraj's formula in reserve to use at a later date.

Thanks again guys for jumping on this.

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Sorry..... I thought this question had been closed!

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I closed this question out a week ago.  How do I insure these three EE Pros get their points?  They did a great job for me.

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You may see the Martin's recommendation for splitting the points below. If you don't agree with this or want to split the points differently, you may add a comment and click on Object.

Martin Liss requested that this question be closed on 8/14/2016, as follows:

    zorvek (Kevin Jones)'s comment #a41716195 (250 points)
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    Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)'s comment #a41716291 (125 points)
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I'm good with Martin's split.  I ended up using Kevin's recommendation.  I'm just sorry this didn't get posted sooner.  You guys do a great job..... this is one of the most fun things I do all day is to learn something new from you guys.  You're worth every point!!!

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