**Question description:**

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my vlookup doesn't work when I add a new column, is there a way to fix it?

Solved by B. H. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:27

Hello! Welcome to Got It Pro-Excel.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:29

Hi there

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:29

We're so glad to support you with your VLOOKUP formula today.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:31

Well, when you added a new column that is related with getting values through VLOOKUP, yes, there's a way to fix it still

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:32

Your Vlookup formula must be updated too because getting the values always depends on which column you want to adapt

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:35

In figuring out your Vlookup formula, can you share your file with us to resolve this issue instantly?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:35

We will be glad to support you at this session

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:36

How could we help you at this Vlookup issue

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:37

By the way, I may share you an additional information on how to use vlookup formula

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:37

The most important is, to follow the syntax o f vlookup

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:38

And the syntax of Vlookup looks like this,

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:38

VLOOKUP( value, table, index_number, [approximate_match] )

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:39

Wherein, value >> is to search for in the first column of the table.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:39

Table >> will be two or more columns of data that is sorted in ascending order

User
12/12/2017 - 10:40

I know vlookup

User
12/12/2017 - 10:40

you don't have to teach me

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:40

great

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:40

So, how could I help you?

User
12/12/2017 - 10:40

and you are saying I have to fix column number everytime I insert a new column in table array?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:40

Can you share your file with us, to fix your Vlookup?

User
12/12/2017 - 10:41

you are useless.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:41

I have stated what I want in problem description

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:41

Sorry dear, I haven't mentioned that.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:41

Please, have you gone with other experts?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:41

My apology, if you were disappointed

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:42

But please let us know how could we help you

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:42

We're so glad to have you and take your session in here

User
12/12/2017 - 10:42

it clearly says if "my vlookup doesn't work when I add a new column", what's workaround with it without having to manually change the column number.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:43

stop talking nonsese

User
12/12/2017 - 10:43

Do you know it or not?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:43

My apology, just trying to reach you out

User
12/12/2017 - 10:43

what? are you serious?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:43

Since, we are in a session,

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:44

Oh yes, we love to support your excel issues the best we can based on your posted issue

User
12/12/2017 - 10:44

I'm talking about problem and you are talking gibberish. not a word related to the solution.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:45

get lost you moron you have no fucking clue on what you are doing.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:45

I believe you understand our part, and our mission is to support every student comes in our sites

User
12/12/2017 - 10:47

haha you are really a joke.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:47

Still not a word on the solution.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:47

Ohh, by the way, you were asking , if there's a way to fix your vlookup when you added a column. "my vlookup doesn't work when I add a new column, is there a way to fix it?"

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:48

My answer is "Yes"

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:48

Does it make sense?

User
12/12/2017 - 10:48

then talk about how

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:49

Now, at the vlookup formula you have, change the number column that is suited.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:50

For example, it was set at 2 column, then change it into 3, if the location is found at the 3rd column

User
12/12/2017 - 10:50

there's no other way?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:50

Got it?

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:51

The other way, when you add another column, be sure that it must be placed at the last column so that the number_column mentioned at the vlookup formula will not be change

User
12/12/2017 - 10:52

not the solution I'm looking for. I can already do that myself manually.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:52

Thanks for nothing.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:53

Ohh, my apology. Still thankful of knowing your thoughts

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:54

Surely, that method you have will be resolved.

User
12/12/2017 - 10:54

There should be a automatic workaround. I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:55

I will be glad you have. However, I will be grateful if you can share with us, so we could help you

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 10:59

Anyway, how can we help you regarding this topic, though

Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 11:04

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Excelchat Expert
12/12/2017 - 11:04

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