# Multiplying Cost By Variable Factors, Vlookup Not Working

Nov 13, 2008
I have an Excel 2003 situation I cannot resolve. In one workbook, I have a table of multiplication factors based on a numerical general ledger code. On another sheet, I have a data extract including that code and a cost. In the latter sheet, I need to multiply cost by the appropriate factor based on the GL code - IF Code=X, then cost*factor.

Should be simple, but I have too many codes for a nested IF statement. I also tried a VLOOKUP, but since the codes are numerical, Excel interprets them to be in the thousands, while my factors are 1.xxxxxxx, and since the data being looked up thereby appears smaller than the keys, VLOOKUP will only return #N/A or ?NAME, depending on whether I try to nest it in an IF or not. I also have several thousand records per month to which this needs to be applied, so going manual is not an option.

The calculating is done in column E, the original cost is in column AB, the key (GL code) is in column R, and the GL code range with factors is on the !Factors sheet (column A=Code, B=Description, C=factor).

*I'm running Excel 2003 on WinXP Pro

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Jan 7, 2009

i. I currently have a spreadsheet which is used to forecast resource cost for a project. The forecasted cost is calculated on a few factors - rate, allocation, contract start and end date, and expected days worked per month. One of the mods actually helped me out with this a few weeks ago.

I now have been told that there is a possibility that certain resource costs may change in the new year and that will need to be reflected in the sheet whilst keeping the historic information.

For example - XXX has a rate of £200 p/d, allocation is 1, working 18.83 days p/m and is working from 01/01/09 to 01/06/09. The current formula will work out his cost per month until contract end. Now say his rate will be changed to £150 p/d from the 01/03 and all other info remains the same, I need the sheet to calculate his revised cost from 01/03 onwards and not change the calculation previous to that month.

Now Ive actually managed to figure that part out myself by adding in two columns (over-ride rate and over-ride date) using a nested IF statement. The only problem is that if the new rate starts mid month then it will still calcuate the original amount for the full month and the revised amount from the next month.

Edit - Also, could someone advise as to how do I remove my old attachments as I have almost used up my allocation.

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Jun 18, 2014

I have tried to make a sheet which has

Resource, Task, Rate (I'd like this to be on another sheet, as there is a lot of repetition) Also, right now the columns for hours are based on weeks, but i'd like to do it by days and then collapse by weeks, and months and get totals by weeks and months too. Then, I'd like to multiply the rate by the hours to find the total number of hours, however the way it is done right now is not very intelligent and very time consuming when creating the formula, which looks something like this :

=SUM(H4*$C$4,H5*$C$5,H6*$C$6,H8*$C$8,H9*$C$9,H10*$C$10,H11*$C$11,H13*$C$13,H14*$C$14,H15*$C$15,H16*$C$16)

what can be done to make this a bit better?

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Jan 20, 2009

I have a spreadsheet with early retirement factors;

Years early

1 93.5%

2 87.6%

3 82.3%

4 77.4%

What I'd like to know is if there is an easy way to work out the factors for 1 yrs 1 mth early, 1 yrs 2 mths early, 1 yrs 3 mths early, etc.

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Jan 6, 2008

I have tried to put together three simple formulas for a very simple problem. I wanted to string together three vlookup formulas which were as follows;

=vlookup(F4,prices,6)+vlookup(D4,floorpremiums,2)+vlookup(G4,aspectpremiums,2)

The first lookup would work but as soon as I added another it would result in #n/a. I tried adding the suffix "false" after column no. but that did not work.

On the second lookup I did mix text and numbers e.g the first row in the column had a "G" in it and the rest were numbered 1-10. The second two vlookups were on a seperate sheet but in the same workbook.

I have checked the named ranges and they work fine when done individually but it seems to be the combining which messes things up.

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Sep 5, 2012

I need J22 to multiply based on years in B22 AND increase 5% for each of those years (compounding) after two years (excludes year 1 from 5% increase). In addition the cell needs to remain blank if D22 is blank. B22 = 1, then the stockprice needs to remain the same, and only increase by 5% after year 1.

Currently...

B22 = a number of years indicated by the formula: =IF(A22="","",DATEDIF(A22,I3,"y"))

J22 =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(D22,stockprices,2,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(D22,stockprices,2,FALSE))

Example:

If J22 stockprice lookup is $1000.00, and the number of years listed in B22 is 6, then the reported value in J22 needs to be $1494.40.

Windows 7 Ultimate / Excel 2010

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Feb 4, 2009

Workbook has following sheets:

"equipment List" and "vlookup data"

"equipment list" has following fields where cost is the field that needs the vlookup data value.

model, building, cost

"vlookup data" has following fields in 2 different ranges.

range1

manfacturer, model, cost-usa, cost-canada,cost-england

range2

building, country

requirement is that "cost" field in "equipment list should have the value based on the model and cost with respect to the building value.

i can do simple vlookup to get "a cost-country" value but fail to understand how to ensure the value comes from the correct cost-country column based on the building info.

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Feb 14, 2009

My MACRO is used daily to copy data from several sheets resulting in a new sheet with a differing number of rows with every run. My problem is that I need to define this range of rows in order to do an AUTOFILL function.

I know I can use a cell to hold the row count using COUNTA. However, I cannot figure out how to then use the result of this in the range statement.

example using COUNTA within cell D100 produces a row count of 95

My MACRO needs to do the following:

A1 =Month(C1)

B1 =Year(C1)

Range("A1:B1").Select

Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:B????"),

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Mar 15, 2007

In a financial environment we have a calculator which uses iteration to allow for a cost being added to loan amount where the cost is based on the total loan amount. Iteration is set to 100 iterations with max change .001

On one PC the first time the calculator is opened it gives a particular (incorrect) result. If the input cells are cleared and the data re-entered, it gives the correct result. This only happens on one particular PC. Is there some other setting , other than the iteration setting, that would cause this?

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Apr 11, 2007

I have 3 sheets ("zip", "report", "ches") in a workbook

I want "ches" column A to be filled with data from "report" column D if there is a match of "zip" cell A12 from "report" column S

I keep getting the error

"unable to get the Vlookup property of the WorksheetFunction class"

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

Dim myRange As Range

Dim myRange1 As Range

Set myRange = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("report").Range("A1:S65536")

Set myRange1 = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("ches").Range("a65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0)

myRange1.Value = Application.WorksheetFunction.VLookup(ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("zip").Range("a12"), myRange, 4)

End Sub

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May 7, 2009

I have a vlookup that returns an #N/A error due to the table array originally being formatted as text. The data is simply a two or three digit number.

I have tried everything I can think of to get the table array to equal the lookup value.

I formated cell to number. I tried tab delimated/finish. I tried typing a 1 in a different cell and doing a paste special then multiply. I tried copying to a different worksheet. I just cannot get it to work.

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Feb 21, 2012

I have had this problem in multiple different macros so I will just provide an example of relevant code:

Code:

For J = 0 To 3

Select Case J

Case J = 0

LikeVar = "a*spk1*E0"

LikeVar2 = "a*spk1*E7"

End Select

Next J

For some reason it skips over the likevar variable assignments even though J = 0 on the first time through the loop. I have tried changing the For line to J = 1 to 3, and the case to J = 1, but it still skips to the end select. Is it not possible to use a select case on an iterator variable?

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May 14, 2014

VLOOKUP will only work to a set limit number of text characters in a cell. So I can search for the value "*orange*" if the cells contain a reasonable amount of text, but as soon as this exceeds some limit, it returns BLANK. I've also tried using INDEX/MATCH with same problem. Is there a workaround or alternative function?

For example:

This will work and return the text in cell A2

A2: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Orange. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

This will return BLANK

A2: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Orange. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

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Mar 26, 2014

Sheet 3 column c is where the formula is located - pulling data from b14master (sheet)

Worksheet attached

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Apr 10, 2009

I have problem with vlookup. I am attaching my file.

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Sep 10, 2013

I have two worksheets and VLookup is not working between the two worksheets. I made sure that type of text is same . COntent is trimmed to avoid any blank spaces. If i put the formula for the same sheet range i get the value but for another worksheet i m getting #NA error.

[CODE][=VLOOKUP(A4,CddInfo_Filtered!A1:E6,5,FALSE)/CODE]

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May 12, 2014

I use Vlookup all the time but this is one has be stumped. On the attached spreadsheet I trying to lookup the description on sheet 2 (lookup data) and return it to description on sheet 1 (orig data). I have the both fields formatted as text so I'm not sure why it's not returning the value?

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Jan 7, 2014

I have the following formula that has ceased to work in excel. I don't think there are any errors in it so I'm unsure as to why the link no longer works. Neither of the files I'm using has moved location on the server.

=IF(H7>0,(I7*H7)+((I7*H7/100)*VLOOKUP(B7,'T:FILEFILEFILE'!$B:$E,4,FALSE))+0.25,0)

I'm not sure if this makes much of a difference but people opening the file use various versions of Microsoft Office.

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Jan 27, 2014

I have 3 worksheets for 3 separate managers, each sheet has a column which uses a COUNTBLANK function to work out the number of days off an employee has had off in the last two weeks:

Now the formula works perfectly on each worksheet, however I also have a master worksheet (which is identically set out and formatted to the 3 manager sheets) which uses a vlookup formula to pull the data from all 3 worksheets into one at the beginning of the workbook.

The problem I've come across is that the COUNTBLANK formula doesn't work on the master worksheet - I think this has something to do with the vlookup formula entered into the cells which I consider to be blank, but excel doesn't?

I've tried using a separate vlookup formula to pull the data from the 3 managers worksheets and this does work unless an employee appears on more than one managers' sheet - then the data from both worksheets is added together.....

Is there another function I could use to display the information I need to?

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Jul 18, 2009

The vlookup formula is only partly working on the attached sheet, but I cant find an explanation as to why it can look up some criteria but not others.

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Jan 20, 2009

I have a spreadsheet with members details in and I've added a few columns showing:

Col Q: Paid 2008 (blank if No, 1 if Yes)

Col R: Show Paid Yes or No (shows a Yes or a No)

Col S: Date Joined (only entered if new and joined during 2008)

Col Z: Subs owing from 2008 (if existing members and owe last yr's subs)

Col AA: Subs to Pay in 2009 (a standard £35 or pro rata if joined during 2008)

Col AB: Pro Rata (if they joined other than at the beginning of 2008)

Col AC: EA Sub? (based on a yes/no column, to add £5 if yes)

Col AD: Total to Pay for 2009

So the formulae (or data entered) for the above columns are as follows:

Col Q: Paid 2008 - blank if no, 1 if Yes

Col R: Show Paid Yes or No - =IF(Q2=1,"Yes","No")

Col S: Date Joined - a date entered in format d/m/yy

Col Z: Subs owing from 2008 - =IF(R2="no", 35,0)....I want a default 35 in here

Col AA: Subs to Pay in 2009 - =IF(S2="",35,"Pro Rata")....says that if there is no date which indicates they are an existing member, they will pay the standard 35, otherwise they'll be paying a pro rata fee...................

Problem:

It all works fine until a certain row (27 actually) - then I get a VALUE! error which points to the Date Joined field. Now I've tested that value against the vlookup table and it returns the correct data, so why doesn't it do it in my spreadsheet????? I've tried changing the formats on the cells; clearing all data; entering a different date, but from that row in the spreadsheet down to the last row, it simply won't work! I've looked at each formula in each cell on the rows where it is working and the rows where it isn't and I can't see anything different.

What else can I look for? It is SO frustrating as it does what I need it to to do but only for a third of the spreadsheet!!!!

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Aug 28, 2013

I have a column of numbers I want to look up, and a column of results to the right I want to spit out.

So I have the vlookup formula in column G, H a copy of that, except it's showing the formula instead of result. Same thing with I and J. So you can see the actual formula.

I've manually found the first two numbers and colored them red and green... but I can't seem to get the formula to work.. As you can see, it's only able to find the negative numbers, but not any of the positive numbers.

I tried to test the cells if they are equal or not, and they seem to be equal!

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Mar 5, 2009

embedding the following

(VLOOKUP(A2,[svdlsa08_2007mast.xls]Sheet1!$A$2:$U$3869,1,FALSE)

in the following statement:

=IF(((VLOOKUP(A2,[svdlsa08_2007mast.xls]Sheet1!$A$2:$U$3869,1,FALSE))-A2=0),(VLOOKUP(C2,[svdlsa08_2007mast.xls]Sheet1!$C$2:$U$3869,17,FALSE)),"No Match")

The IF statement is designed to check a different value in the source spreadsheet against one in the destination sheet which should always match for the desired values, but this doesn't seem to make any difference to what is being returned - I'm still getting the first match instead of the appropriate one.

Is there a better way to force the VLOOKUP to return the value from the correct match and not just the first one?

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Jul 24, 2014

I'm trying to compare two very large files to find some that are in one AND also in the other. I'm using =VLOOKUP(C2,Parts2!C:D,1,FALSE) and my results are #N/A for all of them. I have formatted both columns as 'General' because there can be letters and numbers in the serial number, I have also tried formatting as text to no avail. I have confirmed no preceding or trailing spaces or other special characters.

I am however, able to locate values in both documents using Ctrl F. I'm totally puzzled because I've always been able to figure out what's causing my Vlookup issues when I have them but this time I'm not able to.

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Mar 26, 2014

I am trying to get this tricky formula to work with vlookup and if error. The problem is that excel will not recognize the formula when I try to drag it down, but instead repeats the same numbers over again. I've tried some combinations using vlookup, rows, and if error, but it doesn't seem to work. So I'm trying to drag down the formula from g3:g99, to reference either cells b8:99, or whichever value I enter into f1, on down to b99.

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Jun 13, 2013

I am trying to use a =vlookup(and( type formula. Excel accepted my syntax, but the formula is not working. Here are the details:

=VLOOKUP(AND(E2,O2),'[SOURCE DATA FOR PROFILES.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B:$G,6,FALSE)

The values from cell E2 and O2 are both present on a row in the SOURCE DATA spreadsheet, and column 6 is the last column in my table (both values appear before column 6, but not next to each other).

The formula returns #N/A. Under those circumstances, shouldn't it return the value of column 6 on the row where those two values are present together?

Do the columns containing the values have to be next to each other in the table for this to work? Does the data type matter (one is a number, the other a street address)? The value to be returned is a number.

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Oct 17, 2009

I am trying to create a single cell formula that returns the min value of an array returned from a vlookup function. This is part of a more complex solution that I am trying to implement, but I think I have narrowed my problem down to this issue, so I have created a very simple example to demonstrate.

Cells A1 to B5 contain a lookup table:

table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;} .tableizer-table td {padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc;}

.tableizer-table th {background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold;}

LetterNumber D4 C3 B2 A1

Cells A7 to C8 contain the input values:

table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;} .tableizer-table td {padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc;}

.tableizer-table th {background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold;}..................

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Mar 13, 2006

I have a sheet set up with names. I have 2 other sheets with spouses and

children that belong to the first sheet. I want to insert a formula that

will look up the correct spouse (based on a member number) and put in it the

column. Same with the children. I tried the vlookup function, but it did

not return the correct result.

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Aug 3, 2012

This vlookup has been in this workbook for years. All of a sudden any of the cells that have formulas won't work without placing the cursor after the formula in the bar and hitting enter.

It is keeping a marco from running correctly.

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Nov 14, 2012

I have a vlookup formula: =VLOOKUP(TRIM(C101),Sheet2!$A$1:$B$500,(2), FALSE)

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The formula works if I swap columns to one with text or if I include text in the column.

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