# Excel - How to Use a VLOOKUP Formula - Expert Solution

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I am trying to do a VLOOKUP, the formula seems correct to me, the value I am looking for is in the Table Array, but I get an #N/A result
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Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:00
Thanks for using Got It Pro. ’d love to help you with your problem if you would kindly give me more information.
User 20/04/2018 - 12:00
Okay hold on making a facsimile of the problem
User 20/04/2018 - 12:00
The file is way too big to upload it all
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:00
ok sure
User 20/04/2018 - 12:02
Okay, why is my VLOOKUP not working?
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:02
ok let me check
User 20/04/2018 - 12:02
I am telling it to lookup 154713 in sheet 2, column 3, and 154713 is there.
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:03
ok checking
User 20/04/2018 - 12:03
Is it because the value in sheet 2, column 3 is the same as the value I am asking it to look up in sheet 1?
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:04
No check it's working now
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:04
I am explaining
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:05
You are searching for value 154713, this value available on Column C 2nd sheet
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:05
SO Column c should be 1st array
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:06
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 20/04/2018 - 12:06
Oh the column with the value I am seeking has to be the 1st column in the array (range)? Okay that was not clear in any of the how-to's on VLOOKUP. Thanks!
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:06
yes right
User 20/04/2018 - 12:06
That is all. Goodbye!
Excelchat Expert 20/04/2018 - 12:06
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