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In Excel 2007, why doesn't my VLOOKUP formula on tab B cell O28 retrieve the date from tab A cell N28?

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I have this formula on tab B cell O28:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C12;Travbanor!B6:M100;13;""),"")

Then there is this date on tab A cell N28:

2016-11-27

However, above date is displayed as "20161127" as I have formatted both cell N28 and cell O28 with the customized date format "ÅÅÅÅMMDD" (localized customization for "YYYYMMDD").

But this date "20161127" is only displayed on tab A cell N28 and is not retrieved to tab B cell O28 by my VLOOKUP formula. Why, and what do I need to change so this date value is retrieved to tab B cell O28? (Both N28 and O28 have the customized format "ÅÅÅÅMMDD".)
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by:Ryan Chong
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pls attach a sample here so we ca diagnose for you.
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Here is an example attached.
EE-20161128-VLOOKUP.xlsx
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worksheet "Travbanor" does not exist in your sample file.
and there's not value to lookup in worksheet "B" Cell C12....
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by:Ryan Chong
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if you trying to lookup date value in worksheet A, column N with worksheet B's cell C12, then you can try this:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C12,A!N6:N100,1,FALSE),"")

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else you may re-post another revised sample file for clearer explanation.
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by:hermesalpha
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I tried the same formula as you suggested already, but it didn't work.

I've attached a revised example here.
EE-20161128-VLOOKUP.xlsx
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try update:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C12,Travbanor!B6:M100,13,""),"")
to:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C12,Travbanor!B6:N100,13,FALSE),"")
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by:hermesalpha
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Ok, that worked. But in my original Excel I get "########". Why?
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by:Ryan Chong
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But in my original Excel I get "########". Why?
try to readjust the column width and you should see the exact value there.
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by:hermesalpha
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Thanks, works fine now.
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