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My vlookup is not pulling in all data, i need help as to why it's displaying errors

Solved by B. D. in 19 mins

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Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:34

Hello

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:35

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about Vlookup

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:35

I can help you with that problem.

User
18/09/2018 - 01:35

Hello

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:35

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User
18/09/2018 - 01:35

Let me set my data for you

User
18/09/2018 - 01:35

Perfect

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:35

Sure, please do.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:36

I will wait for the data and then ask any question I have before we proceed further.

User
18/09/2018 - 01:37

so when i performed a vlookup from sheet 2 to 1

User
18/09/2018 - 01:37

I get errors on some cells

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:37

Ok.

User
18/09/2018 - 01:37

I need date from sheet 1 to be populated in sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:38

Please allow me a minute to generate the formula and then we will see why we are getting these errors.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:38

Before we get started, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 problem per session with additional Q&A on that problem as time allows.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:39

So all the N/A are where Vlookup is unable to find any match in sheet 1

User
18/09/2018 - 01:39

A10 in sheet 1 is the value of the first error

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:40

Ok. Let me check this.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:42

I’m working on your solution. But don’t worry, I’ll be updating you throughout!

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:44

I am still working on it, please allow me few minutes

User
18/09/2018 - 01:45

ok

User
18/09/2018 - 01:47

thank you we found the error

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:48

The error is with the 255 character

User
18/09/2018 - 01:48

looks like there are formatting differences

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:48

the work around is Index Match in an array formula

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:48

Did it work after changing the formatting?

User
18/09/2018 - 01:48

i dont know how to do that

User
18/09/2018 - 01:49

is there an easy way?

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:49

I already did the formatting trouble shoot but still not working.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:49

Give me minute

User
18/09/2018 - 01:49

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:52

It is still not working on the way around.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:52

I am still looking deeper now to find the problem.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:52

Please extend the session, if prompted to.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:53

The formula is working fine.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:53

The problem is the text

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:53

like , is missing in A10 on sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:53

"Hey all,"

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:54

I hope I am making sense.

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:54

Are you still ther?

Excelchat Expert
18/09/2018 - 01:54

Please respond.

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