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So I have used vlookup to find the price of a product on a different sheet and then I have tried to times that by a quantity.
e.g. =vlookup(d4,table35,2,false)*e4
This is the formula I typed in which worked for another list I did but for some reason it's not working now even though everything is practically the same, apart from the contents. Could you help?

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Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:43

hello there

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:43

Can you please share the file you are facing problem with

User
03/08/2018 - 03:44

hi, i cannot as this is on a different computor

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:44

That will be difficult then to resolve the issue

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:45

what is the error you are facing?

User
03/08/2018 - 03:47

i have used vlookup to find the price of something from a drop down list with the source being on a different sheet. i have then tried to times the price by a quantity so i added *e4 on to the end of the vlookup formula but it says #vALUE!

User
03/08/2018 - 03:47

i have already done this on another list and it worked fine so i dont know wha the problem is

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:50

check the data type of the searched value

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:50

check if your data to match and data of the table is of same format?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:52

so are they?

User
03/08/2018 - 03:52

yes they are all formatted as acounting

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:53

vlookup(d4,table35,2,false).....d4 is accounting too?

User
03/08/2018 - 03:54

no d4 is the drop down list of products its format is genral

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:54

I think thats why the matching is not ok, try to change d4' format

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:55

to accountinng

User
03/08/2018 - 03:55

ok

User
03/08/2018 - 03:56

it hasnt changed it

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:56

then another two thing can happen

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:56

the table is not responding may be

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:57

what is the range of the table?

User
03/08/2018 - 03:57

a17 to b32

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 03:58

try putting it as $a$17:$b$32 instead of the table

User
03/08/2018 - 03:59

do i need to put what sheet it is on?

User
03/08/2018 - 03:59

the table is on sheet 1 a

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:00

and you are looking in different sheet?

User
03/08/2018 - 04:01

yes, im working on sheet 2 which is where i want to choose a product times it by a quantity and get the total price but all the information (the products and prices) are on tables on sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:03

in that case write as Sheet1!$A$17:$B$32

User
03/08/2018 - 04:05

its still has the #VALUE!

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:05

can you send me a screenshot of the sheets?

User
03/08/2018 - 04:06

yes hold on a sec

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:10

you there?

User
03/08/2018 - 04:10

yes sorry i have to email it to this computer first

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:11

sure, in that case it will be better if you can share the excel sheet

User
03/08/2018 - 04:13

how do you do that?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:14

there is a clip symbol, press that to attach file

User
03/08/2018 - 04:15

but my excel spread sheet is not on this computer, its on a different one

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:15

ah, you were saying to email may be?

User
03/08/2018 - 04:17

her

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User
03/08/2018 - 04:17

soz that should be sheet 1

User
03/08/2018 - 04:17

and this should be sheet 2

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User
03/08/2018 - 04:18

sheet 1?

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Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:20

can you send me the picture with mouse over col A in sheet 1 and mouse over col D for sheet 2

User
03/08/2018 - 04:21

with the whole column selected?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:22

no just any cell with data, also on column B data of sheet1

User
03/08/2018 - 04:23

ah this is a lot of work, it was just for my nans shopping list but i think she wants to give up :p thank you for your help

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:24

If you can any how send me the file

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:24

I can make it work

User
03/08/2018 - 04:24

okay i will screen shot again

User
03/08/2018 - 04:31

sheet1 column b is just all the prices which have been put in manually, so it doesnt have any formulas or anything, this should be the screen shot of column d sheet 2

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User
03/08/2018 - 04:31

does that help?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:36

Vlookup(D4,Sheet1!$A$17:$B$32,2,0)

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:37

put the above formula in D4 sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:38

in F4..not D4

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:38

done?

User
03/08/2018 - 04:40

a warning sign came up saying the formula i typed contains an error

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 04:41

write down what you have put please

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