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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.