# VLookup For Numbers Contained Within Cells With Numbers And Text

Sep 26, 2012
A

B

C

D

E

F

G

23445566894 Brwn pdc aft

Cat1

45687930596

$5

45687930596 Gld wdget adi

Cat2

23445566894

$6

In the example above, I would like to do a vlookup in column C that matches the digits in column A to those in column F, with the output being the corresponding value in column G. I believe it involves the left function but not sure how to really use it here.

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Oct 30, 2013

I am trying to identify the row(s) where a match occurs when there can be multiple occurrences of the match.

A

B

C

1

john brown

Brown

True

2

Cathy Smith

3

Brown excavating company

4

XYZ Corp

5

Brown Advisors Inc.

The first test I ran in cell C1 with the information above was to determine if "Brown" was located in the range of A1:A5 using formula:

=IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH("*"&B1&"*",A1:A5,0))=TRUE,"True","False")

In the case of the word "Brown" it occurs in the range of A1:A5 three times, so the result of the above formula would be "True"

Now what I would like to do is return the locations, in this case the row number(s), where the word brown is contained range of A1:A5 because in the case of the word Brown, it occurs three separate times in the range of A1:A5. I would like the resulting value of the formula in this case to be "1, 3, 5" indicating the word Brown occurs in rows 1, 3, and 5. The formula also needs to work in case there is only one match as well.

I tried using the below array formula:

={MATCH(FALSE,ISERROR(SEARCH(B1,'Working List of Vendors'!$A$1:$A$5)),0)}

But it would only return the first occurrence of the match which in this case would be row 1, or "1"

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Jan 9, 2008

I have several numbers that are contained in non-adjacent cells. I need to create a cell that will evaluate the cells individually to make sure that they are within a certain range. Once that is done, I want the remaining numbers that are within the range to be averaged. How the heck can I accomplish this task? SUMIF and COUNTIF will not allow me to use non-adjacent cell ranges.

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Jan 8, 2014

I have a column that looks like the following and I need to add the numbers:

27 skids

31 skids

56 skids

13 skids

The unit "skids" is constant. The answer I am looking for is "127" or "127 skids"

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Apr 18, 2008

I have a list of thousands of SKU numbers. Most of these numbers look like this: 5212345. However I have a group of products whose numbers look like this: 0123456. As you can see my problem the SKU numbers start with a 0.

In my spreadsheet the user is going to be typing in the SKU number and that will be used to return other information regarding that SKU. Is it possible to design a vlookup function to be used with both types of SKU's or do I need to come up with something creative regarding the SKU's that start with 0's.

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Jan 11, 2010

I am using a lookup formula to look up data associated with part numbers. The part numbers are formated as text (in both tables) since many of them have leading zeros and if formated as a number, the zero drops off.

I find that sometimes the lookup does not work but if I go into the cell and retype the number, it will works. I have also tried recreating the number using the text formula and that works on nuumbers that don't include a dash. I don't understand what's happening to the data and want to know how to reformat it so the lookup will work.

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Feb 15, 2010

I have a hierarchy of system requirements where the hierarchy is represented in "ID" (Column A) by a structure such as:

1: Parent

1.1: Child of 1

1.1.1: Child of 1.1 and Grand-child of 1

etc., you get the picture. My hierarchy is 5 deep at most, there are no spaces, just numbers and periods.

I have to "massage" the spreadsheet to relate the requirements based on their "Name" (Column B) rather than through their "ID" (Column A).

So I created "Parent ID" (Column C) that calculates the ID of the Parent or "0" if there's no Parent.

Now, I need to lookup the value of "Name" for that "Parent ID" and put it in "Parent Name" (Column D).

The formula I have come up with is "=VLOOKUP((C2),$A1:$B1000,2,FALSE)"

As you see in the attached spreadsheet, the only time this works is when the "Parent ID" contains at least two periods, otherwise I get a "#N/A" result.

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Feb 20, 2013

I am extracting data from a website to excel 2010. my problem is the data contains both text, numbers, and sometimes a combination of both.

e.g. hi im ron for more information you can reach me at 6 five 6 four 5 seven 7 three 2 two..

I need it to look like this 6564577322 or 7 * 0 * 2 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 8 * 6 * 2 * 1...i need to look look the same

How do i first format the numbers written in text into numbers and then show only the numbers in a cell minus the text?

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Jul 19, 2014

I have a text file with rows and columns of numbers ranging from 1-4 digits that I'd like to import/copy into Excel with each number being in its own cell. But whenever I copy/try to import, Excel splits all of the 3-4 digit numbers up into single digit numbers. The text file has 10,000+ columns (each number occupies two columns so I have half of that amount in numbers) and 300+ lines.

Is the file simply too large for Excel to handle or is there a way I can do this?

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Oct 22, 2009

In the ID column of the attached excel file whenever I convert the numbers stored as text to numbers it results in a weird transformation.

e.g. an ID of 480610141001 becomes 4.8061E+11. When I do the same process in the name column, which has similar numbers, it will give the correct result following the same process.

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Feb 23, 2010

The format of the text in which I need to extract numbers is as follows:

23411268 - 23411270

Need to extract the following:

23411268

23411269

23411270

These numbers have to be listed in three seperate rows.

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May 23, 2014

I have been looking through the forums and found the below code, but I have both text and numbers in the same range. I have attached an example of what I need to have converted.

Book1.xlsx

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Jan 27, 2012

I have a text string in cell A1 as below:

repairs booked in Dec,11 (INR 37k)

training fees Dec,11 (INR 42k)test Fee Reimb for 03 emp Dec,11 (INR 56k)

skill fees booked in Jan,12 INR 52k

Reimb for 01 employee in Jan,12 INR 8k fee accounted- xyz INR 250k, Quick solutions INR 52K, ABCD India INR 272K, Layer Technologies INR30K and complex mgt INR 21K

Note: (INR 37K) means negative number i.e. -37

Now my task is to manually total the above amounts in calculator, i.e.

-37-42-56+52+8+250+52+272+30+21 = =550

like this there are 100s of cells, could derive a formula for this task.

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Jun 27, 2013

I'm working on a spreadsheet with about 400 rows and 10 columns. All the numbers in the columns are formatted as text, which doesn't allow me to use AutoSum. I have selected the cells and formatted them as number with no decimals, but AutoSum still doesn't work because the formatting hasn't changed and they're still formatted as text. I know if I double click each cell, the cell changes the format from text to number, but that will take a lot of time to change 400 cells in each of the 10 columns. What can I do to quickly reformat the cells from text to number?

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Nov 13, 2013

I am looking for a VBA to sort rows which include actual numbers and text representing decomposed CTQs (or procedures in IT development)

Code:

Col A Col B

1Billing Accuracy

2Billing Time

3Credit Check Accuracy

4Credit Check Time

2.1Bill preparation

[Code]....

This is the order in which the data is copied and saved from worksheets in which they are developed. Note that 3 rows (8.1.2.1 through 8.1.2.3) are below 8.1.3 (because the three come from Worksheet 8.1.2 which came after worksheet 8.1). The first four rows came from a Top Level Worksheet. I would like to see them intermixed but in proper order.

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May 3, 2006

I need to compare two colums by number decription for example m344 in one column and fsh344-1 in another. All I want to match is 344. In column a I want to indcate the match by placing an X by each match. View my attachment for reference. I don't know if it makes a difference but the columns are centered in my original spreadsheet.

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Feb 9, 2007

I'm looking for the VBA command for this function. I tried just recording a macro in where I perform the task but it didn't record anything. Tried it several times even.

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Jan 16, 2008

See attached file. A colleague is downloading rows of data from a website which contains a number field Excel is currently treating as Text after being pasted in. My spreadsheet includes just a sample of the many rows of data however as you can see the VALUE function refuses to convert these text values to numbers. How these might be converted and why the VALUE function refuses to work in this case?

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Feb 27, 2014

I'm going to be using a spreadsheet to keep track of where different people are at. So if Person 1 is in Room 3, I will stick a 3 in the box next to their name and then can look at the spreadsheet whenever I need and see what room they are in. When I'm deciding what room to put a person in, though, I need to be able to quickly glance at a list of Room #'s and see what one's are still available. So I have a bank of Room #'s in the spreadsheet....1,2,3, etc.

What I'd like, is some way to set this up so that when I put, for example, "3" in the cell next to "Person 1" the spreadsheet automatically removes "3" from the bank of available Room #'s and when I delete the "3" because the person has left, it adds "3" back to the bank of available Rooms.

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Mar 5, 2012

I have a mass of data which look something like this:

table removed

and I require the ranges of reference numbers to be listed in a column one above the other, which requires inserting new rows. I also need the date & description columns copied down into the newly inserted rows.

So basically for example I would want the top row to now read:

table removed

and then apply the same procedure to the other ranges below this.

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Mar 25, 2014

I am looking for a formula to grab only the numbers withing a cell that has text in it i.e (John Peters142 lp) or (Sally Jones54) or (Terry Cram310 jkb) sometimes there will be text after the number and sometimes not, the format is as shown with no space between name and number but a space after the number.

I added a sheet for visual example.

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May 27, 2006

we work with both Lotus 123 and Excel 2003. Lotus will be gone next year, but for now, the official mean to publish our reports is Lotus. With my work, I copy/paste a Lotus page to Excel. I use the following macro to convert Lotus format numbers (which Excel considers as text) to real numbers:

Sub ForceToNumber()

Dim wSheet As Worksheet

For Each wSheet In Worksheets

With wSheet

. Range("IV65536") = vbNullString

.Range("IV65536").Copy

.UsedRange.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues, xlPasteSpecialOperationAdd

End With

Next wSheet

End Sub

Source : http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/showthre...087#post184087. The problem is that I need to send back this data in Lotus. Excel considers decimal numbers with a coma as real numbers and numbers with a dot as a text. This previous macro fixes that. However, Lotus works the other way. Only numbers with a dot are considered real numbers. So I would need to find a way to code a macro that converts any numbers in the Excel sheet to a number with a dot. It's a bit like doing the opposite operation.

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Aug 26, 2006

The back story is that from a system we use, when you download data from inside it, Excel treats most of the cells with a "Number Stored As Text" error. I had problems with this and it was just generally annoying so I wrote the below macro that converts each of the cells back to general cells and reinputs the data, essentially reseting the cell and keeping the data. Being that this is a loop, it takes a good while to run if alot of data was downloaded. Any idea's on how to speed it up besides screen updating? Note, other stuff happens in the first macro, but it is just cosmetic non-intensive things. It calls the second macro because I wanted them seperate should I want to just run the second.

Sub CleanData()

Application. ScreenUpdating = False

' Find the Right most cell and the Bottom most cell and

' run the macro from A1 to this cell recursively

Range("IV1").End(xlToLeft).Select

Col = Selection.Column

Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Select

Row = Selection.Row

Range("A2").Select

Range("A1", Cells(Row, Col)).Select

Application.Run ("FixTextAsNumberError")

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

'

End Sub..............

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Oct 12, 2006

I need the " solutions cells " to match to the " source cells " and return a " yes " or " no ". in cells d4:d10. Ex: #1 cell C4=01234598, it will conduct a search & match of cell A5 which contains the number 123, since cell C4 contains all 3 numbers from cell A5, then the formula would result in a " Yes ". The match has to contain all 3 numbers from the solution cells to the source cells.

Ex: #2 cell C7=67891234, it will conduct a search & match of cell A8 =901. Since cell C7 only contains the 9&1 from cell A8, it would return a " No " because cell C7 did not contain all 3 numbers from cell A8. I'm not sure if the IF, Match, Index or Count formula is the right one to use, they all seem to partially work, but still don't complete this problem.

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Sep 29, 2007

I have the following two macros that I use daily:

Public Sub add_tick_marks()

Dim c As Range

For Each c In Selection

If Not IsError(c.Value) Then

If Left(c.Value, 1) <> "'" And c.Value <> "" Then

If InStr(c.Value, "E+") > 0 Then

c.Value = "'" & c.Formula

Else

I use these because I frequently copy billing account numbers that have leading zeros from some proprietary software and work with them in Excel. I need the leading zeros to facilitate VLookUp's. When I paste the data into Excel it truncates the leading zeros. My typical procedure is:

1. Copy a column of values from our proprietary software

2. Paste it in Excel (Ctrl+V)

3. While newly pasted data is still selected I hit Ctrl+1 which brings up the Format Cells form.

4. I double click "Text"

5. I re-paste into Excel (Ctrl+V)

6. I run my macro to add tic marks to the values so the leading zeros never get lost.

The problem occurs when I copy multiple columns of data and paste it in Excel. If one of the columns of data contains numbers or currency then I select that range of values and run the macro to get rid of the tic marks. After running the macro the numbers are still treated as text. When I select a range of those values and right-click on the status bar and select " Sum" there is no value. No big deal, I just highlight them and format the cells as numbers or currency. But after formatting them as numbers or currency, they retain their format as text until I click in the formula bar for each individual cell and hit enter, at which time they take on the number or currency format I have chosen and the sum can then be displayed in the status bar.

How can I force the formatting I chose to take effect on the data immediately without me having to individually "fake change" the data in each cell?

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Nov 21, 2007

I have text as numbers downloaded to excel sheets from crystal that i need to add together on a summary sheet. I've tried using Value, TRIM and CLEAN functions to no avail. the TYPE function is reading the cell as Text and I have also tried multiplying by 1. Does anybody know how I can get around this ? hopefully I've attached an extract of the file

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Mar 5, 2009

I generated my urls to online photos, I referenced cells where some are only numerical (ex. 479) while others contain a numerical/text mix (ex. 3014-RACK). Here is my url code in excel...

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Sep 4, 2007

I have cells with '1 hour' , '5 hours' , '2.5 hours'.

All I want to do is add the numbers and ignore the text.

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May 30, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where i do need to count cells values that are formatted as text but i do need to ignore the real text in some cells, in this formula i do need to add values depending of the adjacent cell.

I have attached a example : New Microsoft Excel Worksheet.xlsx

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May 25, 2013

I have a spreadsheet which reads:

A1 E012345678

A2 126789433

A3 ABCDEFGH

A4 CDEEGFFH

A5 E0456783

A6 98765432

etc.

I need only the the data in Cells A1 A5 etc. which means the 3 cells below (A2, A3, A4 ) should be deleted. A5 I need the data, and then A6, A7, A8 I do not need ... A9 need and so on.

the data should be in in one below the next with no spaces in between.

Data is only in column A.

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