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Apr 6, 2014

Referenced cells returning zeros: can these be made blank or string data?

But why I still get the value 0 instead of blank cell when I press ctrl+shift+enter?

My formula = IF(U15="Bank", PROPER(E15),"")
and E15 = VLOOKUP(B15,'Customer Data'!$D$6:$K$100,3,FALSE)

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