# Lookup Formula Finding Incorrect Results

Nov 3, 2009
If I type in an age in A1, in A2 I want an age group to appear

the groups are

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-65

so far, if I type in an age then it normally enters the group ABOVE what I want

i.e. if I enter “24” then it put the group “25-29”. if I enter “42” it puts “45-49” and so on.

=LOOKUP($A1,{0,16,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60},{"<16","20-24","25-29","30-34","35-39","40-44","45-49","50-54","55-59","60+"})

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Aug 4, 2006

My goal is to sum up the total sales and total forecasted sales of each cost center. I compiled a formula that is supposed to do this just as I want it to. Simple enough. However, for some odd reason the formula returns either the totals of ALL cost centers or just a zero instead of the correct result. The weird part is that when I check the formula by pressing the "insert formula" button it suggests that the formula actually should produce the desired result.

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Jan 20, 2014

I'm trying to do a simple conditional format where the date is highlighted in red if the difference between that date and Todays date is greater than 90 days.

I've done the formula as =(TODAY()>$B5)>90, which appears to work in the sheet and shows either True or False but when inputting that formula into the conditional format it highlights every single cells.

Are conditional formatting formulas different?

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Sep 4, 2012

Using Excel 2007.

I setup a named formula: Spread1 =Sheet1!$E$2:$BE$2 where I entered % values to spread a an annualized figure over 53 weeks

On Sheet 2 I entered the amount to spread in $D$2 and in $E.. I entered my formula: =Spread1 * $D$2. Everything appeared great!

But then I deleted a few columns on sheet2 so first calculation is now in $G$2

Spread1: =Sheet1!$E$2:$BE$2

Calculations: Sheet2! $G2:$BG$2 (the values in I,J,k while summing to the total are in the incorrect weeks based on the spread on Sheet1, BF and BG have #VALUE! errors)

Seems odd, if I highlight "Spread1" in the formula bar and [F9] I see an array of 53 possible values and the 3 values I expect are in the place in the array (elements 5,6,7).

How I can defeat it with the possibility that a user may delete a column?

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Jul 31, 2007

It highlights (with an x) all data that appears in both sheets a and sheet b. However I want it to highlight all the ones that are no on sheetA.

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Jun 5, 2014

If a player does not qualify, their name and score should not be included in the final results.

I currently have their Name missing, but the NUMBER is showing up.

I've explained more in the attachment.

INDEXARRAY.xlsx

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Nov 10, 2011

I have a problem with VLOOKUP function and I am looking for a workaround.

SheetA I have a column of business names and another column of the category.

SheetB has a list of credit card transactions and a column of categories - The results obtained from incorrect results from SheetA...

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Oct 25, 2013

I have a cell that I must remove the first 2 characters "RO" for each value in a column on a sheet called RAW DATA and put into a cell on a sheet called ROSS DATA. Some of the values in that cell have 3 digits after the RO and some have 5 digits. To do that I used

=REPLACE('RAW DATA'!A3,1,2,"")

Then I need to use this new resultant string as the lookup value in a VLOOKUP. The VLOOKUP will be looking at a named range called DAP on a sheet called DAP, in column 5 for an exact match and I need it to return that value to the cell.

I have tried using the indirect to no avail in different ways, and not sure that I fully understand the usage.

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Dec 8, 2013

I am trying to create a workbook where I can log what work I have done in one spreadsheet and allocate an invoice number to it. In a separate spreadsheet within the same workbook I have created an invoice template. When I enter in the invoice number into the invoice template it's not collecting the correct information.

For example, if I want the details for invoice 10 to show in the invoice template, details for invoice 19 appear.

I have used this formula:

=IFERROR(INDEX(ServiceRecord[[Invoice number]:[Date invoice issued]],

SMALL(IF(ServiceRecord[[Invoice number]:[Date invoice issued]]

='Invoice TEMPLATE'!$F$8,ROW(ServiceRecord[Invoice number])),ROW(1:1)),2),"")

I am wanting to add new information as time goes on and also to be able to put in any invoice number into the invoice template to recall information as needed.

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Apr 23, 2008

I would like to create a user form that will display the results from a lookup formula. The userform would have 2 textboxes, so from the formula below BZ109 would be textbox1 and CA109 textbox2. Once data is entered in these textboxes you would hit submit to return the results in a message box. What would the code be for the sumbit button?

=VLOOKUP(BZ109, INDIRECT(CA109), 11, 0)

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Apr 22, 2008

I setup this function to pull my staff's schedule an auto generate the forms i need however the lookup function works properly sometimes and improperly others i checked the syntax and it is correct how ever the wrong data is continually returned. I have attached the file if anyone can help. the VISUAL PLAN tab is the one contaning the formula and it pulls data from PLAN, CURENT SCHEDULE, AND CATAGORY SUMMARY however the only formulas hat i have a problem with are the ones referencing CURENT SCHEDULE.

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Feb 22, 2007

I did a data table yesterday and it worked. I tried again today and the results are incorrect. They are coming out as a constant (the same result as the original formula). Has anyone had this happen before and figured out how to fix? My spreadsheet is fairly complex. Does the data table formula need to refer to the "base" cells? For example, if the formula refers to cell F15, but in F15 the formula is +C15, does my data table formula need to use C15?

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Mar 22, 2012

Consider this code:

'light eligibility

Dim facb As String

Dim sunset As Variant

[color=green]' check if facility has lights[color]

facb = WorksheetFunction.VLookup(RID, ds, 10, False) 'find facility code

If WorksheetFunction.VLookup(facb, fac, 6, False) = "Y" Then 'facility has lights

sunset = WorksheetFunction.VLookup(tempws.Range("A9"), sun, 2, False) 'lookup the sunset time based on the record's date

[Code] ......

This code checks the need for lights at a facility.

It first checks to see if the facility even has lights by cross-referencing a value in the record with a facilities database.

If it has lights, it then checks to see if they are needed. If the rental goes past the sunset time, then it needs lights. Sunset is determined by cross-referencing the date value in sheet1! A9, with the sunset database.

If it needs lights, variable lghtson is calculated equal to "sunset"-30 minutes.

As I step through this code:

WorksheetFunction.VLookup(facb, fac, 6, False) = "Y" Facility has lights.

Check to see if lights are needed.

sunset = WorksheetFunction.VLookup(tempws.Range("A9"), sun, 2, False)

sunset=0.879166666666667 which is 9:06PM. This is a proper value from the lookup.

If rental_end.value > sunset Then

rental_end (value from textbox) = "9:30 pm" , sunset=0.879166666666667. This is true, and Excel accepts it as true ...

lghtson = sunset - 0.5

0.379166666666667 = 0.879166666666667 - 0.5 (9:06 AM)

This is not the value I was looking for. I was looking for 8:34PM (0.856944444444444)

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Dec 1, 2009

I have created a table in excel, and it has a very simple sum totals. When i include all cells in the table the total becomes 0. When I exclude a cell in the table, the total shows. I have deleted the row and re inserted another one and copied the cell content from above that was not having a problem,

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Dec 20, 2009

I have a formula that is correct all the way up to adding the last *K9. here is an

example:

C9 a number 4 then add 1 to it which makes it 2 now * it by D9 which is the number 384 and the answer is 768 now * that by K9 which is 6 and you get 4608 I'm getting 2310 using this formula... =IF( C9=0, 0, C9+1*D9)*K9.

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Feb 20, 2010

Using 2003...

NameAverageLowHighAveFirstsSecondsThirds1Fuller2Krause3Huttenburg4Minter

I'm struggling to find 3 formulas/solutions for the table above:

1) I'm looking for a way to find the people's names from column B in all 10 worksheets on the doc. and average the values associated to that name. These values are found in column D on each of the worksheets.

2) I would also like to be able to find the lowest and highest values that are entered in column D from the 10 worksheets for each person.

3) I would like to count the number of 1's for each person in column F from the 10 worksheets. I would do the same for the number of 2's and 3's, as you can see from the table above.

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Sep 30, 2011

Surely it's user error, but it honestly seems like Excel is not calculating 2 numbers correctly. At work, we have office 2010 where it is not calc'ing correctly; at home I have 2007 and it's fine, but anyway, here's my situation:

Cell A1: 0.003529

Cell B1: 0.48

If i put in Cell C1: "=B1/A1" i get a value of 136.000000 But that's not correct, it should be 136.01587... But if in Cell C1 i put "=0.48/.003529" then i get 136.01587...which is correct.

Why does using cell references in my formula give me the incorrect value?

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May 9, 2006

I have a range that has formulas that are based on other fcells outside the range.

What I want to do is, if the cell has a value to remove the formula and paste the results. If the filed is blank (no results from the formula) to leave the formula in place.

There could be a marco to run when this process is needed.

example attached

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Jul 27, 2006

I am trying to create formula that will show overtime worked in a given day. The code I am using is a simple one ([ cell - 8], for hours worked). The problem is when the time cells are blank/not used it shows a -8 in the cell. what I need to do to create a code that will eliminate the -8 from showing. The cell its self is taking the result from another cell with a formula and then subtracting 8 from the result of the formula in the other cell.

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Aug 30, 2007

I have a sheet with Product IDs and amounts. A Product ID may occur more than once. I want to sum all amounts for all occurrences of each Product ID.

(see attached file)

I have written the following code, but as you can see, it is returning an error, so I've done something wrong. I'm also getting a Compile error: "For Each control variable must be Variant or Object"

Function GetTotal(PO_ProdID As Range, LURng As Range)

'

' Function to Lookup Concatenated PO # & ProdID

' & Return the Total of all dollar amount listed

'

Dim ce As String, tot As Long

tot = 0

For Each ce In LURng

tot = tot + ce.Offset(0, 1).Value + ce.Offset(0, 2).Value

Next ce

End Function

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Mar 14, 2014

I have a workbook that I use to calculate sales by agents. In the workbook I have the following sheets:

Monthly_Report - Where the results are return to the from end user

team_ref_sheet - Where team / manager details are added / updated

data_sheet - Where my raw data is added

On my team_ref_sheet I have created 4 columns that have been renamed using name manager as follows:

team_manager

agent_names

dealer_code

employee_number

On my "Monthly_Report" sheet I have created a table where I want m data to be displayed to the front end user. The table starts in column C8.

In column D10 through to all the other rows I would like my sheet to reference to my "team_ref_sheet" and return all agent names in the range, up until it reaches a blank row.

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Oct 29, 2009

After a lot of searching and trying I still didn't get to something that works.

My situation:

sheet1

column A column B

true "abc"

true "bcd"

false "cde"

true "def"

false "efg"

false "fgh"

on sheet2, in cell A1, I would like to get all results from column B that correspond 'TRUE' in that row.

So, in cell A1 on sheet2, i would like to see "abc", "bcd", "def".

VLOOKUP returns only one result, of course. How do I solve this?

I'm not good at VB, so preferably only with formulas!

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Dec 30, 2006

I have a series of daily data in columns sorted by date (see attached .xls).

I am trying to create a table that extracts the value on the last day of a given month, and of the first day of that month, for each of the months in the data series.

I have been trying to get lookups and match functions to work but to no avail.

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Aug 29, 2007

I'm trying to use this function which was posted as an answer (looking up a single value and returning multiple results, concatenating those results in one cell):

Function getfiles(DRng As Range, LURng As Range)

For Each ce In LURng

If ce.Value = DRng Then

holder = holder & ce.Offset(0, 1).Value & ", "

End If

Next ce

getfiles = Left(holder, Len(holder) - 2)

End Function

What is "ce" here? Auto Merged Post;additional info:

the original question was posted by jwhite68, Feb 27th 2007, "Return Multiple Values From Lookup To Single Cell"

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Sep 8, 2007

i have this file that has about 12000 rows of numbers (a individual number can appear more than one). i'm trying to use a lookup to find if that number appears and if it does then bring back the amount next to the number.. however because the vlookup sees that the number more than one in the list it will bring back #N/A every time. Is there a way to get around this??

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Jan 4, 2008

I have a LOOKUP formula with MID in it to asign a Letter digit to each numeric in a certain position of a number. Works great (thanks jonmo1) on 9 out of 10 numerics.

see below

=LOOKUP(MID(AF134,4,1)*1,{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},{"V","T","A","P","L","K","H","J","E","C"})

But when that 4th digit is a zero I get #### instead of my C letter that I need.

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Mar 31, 2014

I want to look up a particular value and return according results horizontally and vertically. Attached is the excel.

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May 4, 2014

I have been using this formula to do lookup and return values

"=INDEX(ResultsColumn,SMALL(INDEX((CriteriaColumn=Criteria)*(ROW(CriteriaColumn)-ROW(FirstCellOfCriteriaColumn)+1),),COUNTIF(CriteriaColumn,"<>"&Criteria)+ROWS(A$1:A1)))"

I'm using this formula in a roster scene to pick up people that call in sick and display their restored job in a different cell. The problem that I am having say for example employee one calls in sick at 2 pm and i assign that job in a corresponding cell to another, then employee 2 calls in sick for the 1pm shift (the call was made after i have already restored employee one a replacement), the formula automatically places the 1 pm in the cell above the 2pm.

Is there a way to stop it from changing the value once a value is entered in a corresponding cell?

Link to the original formula thread. [URL] ........

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Jan 15, 2009

I am trying to do a two way lookup with multlple results. In the example attached I want to know the names of the people who were in Boston on 01/02/09. I have tried a number of index, match formulas to no avail.....

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Jan 28, 2009

I have been searching all day about this topic and while there are many "solutions" none of them fits my criteria and I can't figure out how to tailor it.

I am using a very basic data sheet to populate a purchase order. I want to be able to search a style and have all the data (color, units and price) automatically fill in upon entering the style number, I have been using vlookup but this only works if there is one color per style.

I have found different lookup functions that give the value +1 when the data is sorted but it returns the value even if it doens't fit the search criteria, I only want to return the second value if it correlates to the initial lookup

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