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Vlookup References A Table In Another Workbook


In trying to construct a Vlookup formula that references a table in another workbook, I find that when I double click on the tab in the source workbook to insert the name, and then complete the formula with the column reference and a False statement, I keep getting an “Invalid” statement in the fx wizard when I try to solve this problem. By entering the name range by typing, I get a “#NAME?” error when I go to the wizard to see what I’ve done wrong.

This issue was addressed in the link that I searched for in the old help files and submit in this question. It seems that the issue was never resolved in that posting and I can’t figure out how to resolve this matter.


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So..if someone enters let say number 36 into the look up cell..since 36 does not exist in the table the vlookup returns the value next to cell 37. Is there a way to use vlookup so that if a number it is looking up does not exist it wont return the next value? I would like to return an error message if the number being looked up does not exist.

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I'm looking for a formula to search for a value in the SECOND (instead of first) column of a table array and return a value in the same row from FIRST (instead of the same or another) column in the table array. Formula would be searching for the unique production order number in the column B and return production line id from the column A.

A1 production line_id
B1 poduction_order_number

A2 L1
A3 L2
A4 L1

B2 505212
B3 504234
B4 505663

I was trying vlookup(504234;B2:A4;2;0) to make formula go search from right columns to the left but then excel is switching the search table to A2:B4 and gives #N/D!
One remark-there is no possibility to switch these 2 columns to simplify. I have to leave them as they are.

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I have a lookup table which needs to be able to retrieve data from columns as well as rows and not sure if this is possible.

My data is set up with an ID number, financial year and data across the columns e.g

ID F/Y Apples Pears
9999 2004/5 5 4
9999 2005/6 7 8
9881 2003/4 5 3

My lookup table will have the ID number field which will be manually entered to lookup the information on the data sheet. e.g

ID 9999
FY Apples Pears
2004/5 5 4
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I can't work out a way to get excel to only give me the number of apples and pears for that year for that ID number. Not all ID numbers will have the same number of financial years so I may need to use VBA.

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