Excel - How to Use a VLOOKUP Formula - Expert Solution

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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.
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User 19/06/2018 - 08:10
more than 20
User 19/06/2018 - 08:10
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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
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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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