Excel - Help on VLOOKUP Problem - Expert Solution

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I'm trying to say if the value that returns from the v-lookup is 00/01/1900 leave blank, this part I have done, but then I want it to say if there is a real date to put that. That's where I'm stuck. So far I have the following: =IF(VLOOKUP(RC[-8],[MLS_Board_2018.xlsx]Domestic!C1:C16,16,0),00/01/1900,"") Please can you help? Thank you.
Solved by S. D. in 11 mins
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Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:21
Welcome to excelchat.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:21
Hi Zac, thank you.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:21
My understanding is that you need help with a VLOOKUP, right?
User 06/07/2018 - 03:21
yes please.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:21
Well, can you show me the file you are working with?
User 06/07/2018 - 03:22
Are you able to see the formula I've put in?
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:22
Yeah, I can see the formula.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:22
I can't share documents with you as they are work documents.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:23
I understand.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:23
The result I'm trying to get to is to show me a real date or just blank if it's 00/01/1900, I have this, but the real dates are not showing their value correctly.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:24
Although you can share the files with dummy data on it, right?
User 06/07/2018 - 03:24
Hmmm I'm not sure. I'll try.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:24
But are you able to advise how to get the date to show correctly?
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:25
Thank you, I'll be also working with something in the meantime to see whether I can get it to work without the file.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:25
Yeah, I believe I'm.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:27
I believe I have figured it out, So I no longer need to see the file.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:27
I'll share the solution shortly.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:28
Please try this formula =IF(VLOOKUP(RC[-8],[MLS_Board_2018.xlsx]Domestic!C1:C16,16,0)="","",VLOOKUP(RC[-8],[MLS_Board_2018.xlsx]Domestic!C1:C16,16,0))
User 06/07/2018 - 03:29
I nearly had the dummy data for you, but you beat me to it :)
User 06/07/2018 - 03:29
It works perfectly! Thank you :)
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:30
User 06/07/2018 - 03:30
Have a great day!
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:30
I'm glad to hear that.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:30
Please consider leaving a 5 star rating.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:30
Where do i do that? Of course I will :)
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:30
Thank you and you too have a great day!
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:30
Oh, you can rate me after closing this chat.
User 06/07/2018 - 03:31
Great, thank you.
Excelchat Expert 06/07/2018 - 03:31
Thank you.
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