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I have a complex lookup formula but don't know why it isn't working now.
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Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:12
Hello, welcome to excel chat.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:12
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User 28/09/2017 - 07:13
I want to know what is wrong with my lookup formula.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:13
okay, let me see your formula and tell me what it do.
User 28/09/2017 - 07:15
Here, vlookup($A3,$B$3:$H30,2,0)
User 28/09/2017 - 07:15
I want to perform approxiamate match
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:16
the formula looks great.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:16
just asking your data in column C are sorted right?
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:16
because approximate match requires data to be sorted.
User 28/09/2017 - 07:17
let me take a look.
User 28/09/2017 - 07:17
ah, man. thanks a lot.
User 28/09/2017 - 07:17
you are right. it isn't sorted.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:17
my pleasure.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:17
another tips.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:18
since you are returning from col C, no need to expand your array towards col H.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:18
I guessed you are returning data from col C since you have used col no 2.
User 28/09/2017 - 07:18
thanks, will do.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:19
anyting else?
User 28/09/2017 - 07:19
nah, I'm fine.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2017 - 07:19
okay, please end the session and rate my servie.

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