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I am getting an N/A from a vlookup formula and cannot figure out why

Solved by C. U. in 17 mins

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Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 06:57

Hi...Welcome to Got it pro

User
22/03/2018 - 06:57

hello

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 06:57

can you share your data?

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 06:57

so that i can see how you are getting the error

User
22/03/2018 - 06:58

yes

User
22/03/2018 - 06:58

hang on please

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 06:58

thanks

User
22/03/2018 - 07:01

ok

User
22/03/2018 - 07:01

I am trying to create a vlookup to link the first and last names with the serial numbers

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:02

which cell you are doing the vlookup formula?

User
22/03/2018 - 07:02

sheet 2, b column

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:02

ok i am looking at it

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:03

so you are looking up the number to fetch first and last name, is that correct?

User
22/03/2018 - 07:04

yes. I would like to pull the first and last names from sheet 1, and match them to their corresponding numbers on sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:04

For Vlookup your lookup array has to be in the first column

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:04

So your serial number should be ideally in Column A in sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:05

else you can't use vlookup

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:05

but there is another advanced look up formula which can fetch the results without any condition that vlookup has

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:05

let me show you that

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:06

or do you want to still use vlookup by moving serial numbers to the first column?

User
22/03/2018 - 07:06

we can move the numbers

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:06

ok

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:06

i will do the formula in B1

User
22/03/2018 - 07:07

ok

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:08

Please have a look

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:08

Does that work now?

User
22/03/2018 - 07:08

it only pulled the same names. they are all lara or lebowitz

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:10

yes i see that

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:10

hold on

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:12

Is it ok now?

User
22/03/2018 - 07:12

yes

User
22/03/2018 - 07:12

!

User
22/03/2018 - 07:13

Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:13

Great...please rate me if I have sucessfully solved your query.

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:13

Thanks for your time. Please do come back for any new question. Have a great day ahead!

User
22/03/2018 - 07:13

can I download this?

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:13

yes please

User
22/03/2018 - 07:13

thank you very much

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:14

you are welcome

User
22/03/2018 - 07:14

where can I rate you

Excelchat Expert
22/03/2018 - 07:14

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