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I need to use a lookup value that is the result of a formula, (in this case a date) and lookup or match an element in an array (which is a date.. same format as the resultant) and either access the value in the next right cell or use as an index to retrieve it.
I have used "=MATCH(C4,Demand,0)" in which C4 is a formula that returns a date in format as an example ... "16-Apr-18" .. and Demand is a series of columns with dates in the same format and sequenced ..
I get "#N/A" .. not the value I need and there is an exact date match in the lookup array ....

Solved by V. L. in 23 mins

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Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:20

hello

User
13/04/2018 - 01:21

hello

User
13/04/2018 - 01:21

version 2010

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:21

please share the file

User
13/04/2018 - 01:21

I have no file that works

User
13/04/2018 - 01:21

did you see my comment

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:22

then share the part you are facing problem in the shared view

User
13/04/2018 - 01:23

if I have an array of dates that are sequenced called DEMAND and I have a cell that is a formulae that results in a date (same format as in the array), what either MATCH or VLOOKUP will work as MATCH(c4,Demand,0) returns a #NA

User
13/04/2018 - 01:23

and c4 is a formula

User
13/04/2018 - 01:24

that return a date like "16-Apr-18"

User
13/04/2018 - 01:24

can this be accomplished

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:25

the format problem is occuring for sure

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:25

can yo share the formula which is in c4

User
13/04/2018 - 01:27

B4 > "0apr18" and c4 > c4 + 7

User
13/04/2018 - 01:28

wrong .. B4 > "0apr18" and c4 > b4 + 7

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:28

look here I have showed an example where it is working

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:28

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YpcZESGkJcWwPl_aABEBkskMwwrr8Oq2SPHZOeYjRM0/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:29

now you can share your formula in c4....which is returning the date....so that we can have a better understanding where you are facing problem

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:29

A1 has the match function

User
13/04/2018 - 01:30

which version are you using

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:30

its actually googlesheet

User
13/04/2018 - 01:31

that is exactly what I have .. and I get #N/A

User
13/04/2018 - 01:31

using 2010

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:31

format error....can you copy an paste all that you have in your sheet in my googlesheet that I shared?

User
13/04/2018 - 01:32

so my thoughts are right and once more MS is working??

User
13/04/2018 - 01:32

sorry . .to stop .. but I must pick up a phone call now ..

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:32

yes concept is right

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:33

But the format between c4 and demand is not right I guess

Excelchat Expert
13/04/2018 - 01:33

may be c4 is returning text instead of date format

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