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When i do a VLOOKUP, I cannot autofill the formula for the rest of the table. It copies the initial cell that the VLOOKUP was done.

Solved by G. A. in 20 mins

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User
19/06/2018 - 08:10

more than 20

User
19/06/2018 - 08:10

reporting

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:10

Hello, I understand that you are having problems with your vlookup referencing, right?

User
19/06/2018 - 08:10

yes

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:10

I see. We can help with this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:11

Are you able to share your file so I can analyze it and let you know of the best possible solution?

User
19/06/2018 - 08:11

alright

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:13

Still with me?

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:14

Are you there?

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:15

Since you are not able to reply, I'll be giving you a solution based on how you've written the description but I can't guarantee that it is what will solve your problem.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:15

Based on how you've written the issue, it appears that your VLOOKUP() formula may be using absolute referencing.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:16

You'll know that it is the case if your range (cells) are written with the $ sign.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:16

For instance $A$1 means that wherever you paste the vlookup, it will always be referencing $A$1.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:17

While A1 when pasted one column to the right will automatically adjust itself to B1. And when pasted 1 row down will be A2 automatically.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:17

So if you can just remove the $ in the referencing of your vlookup, you can then try to paste it to another cell and see if that's the result you need.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:18

I would love to see your actual file so I can provide you with the exact formula you need but since you have stopped replying, I won't be able to.

Excelchat Expert
19/06/2018 - 08:18

Hi, I have not received a reply from you for quite some time. I'm afraid the session will end automatically soon. I sincerely hope we were able to address your concern.

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