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Hi, I have a problem with vlookup formula, I am not sure what am I doing wrong but it seems to not be working

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Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:21

Hi

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:21

How can i help you?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:21

hello

User
15/10/2018 - 12:21

I ll send u a file and see if u can help me

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:21

Please share the file and problem with the vlookup formula

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:22

Sure

User
15/10/2018 - 12:22

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
15/10/2018 - 12:22

let me know when you have the file opened

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:22

I have downloaded the file successfully

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:23

Can you please elaborate what you have been trying to achieve

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:23

?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:23

so, I have a vlookup formula in sheet *bleached softwood*

User
15/10/2018 - 12:23

column D

User
15/10/2018 - 12:23

and the lookup table is in sheet2

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:23

Okay

User
15/10/2018 - 12:23

and I do not know what is the problem

User
15/10/2018 - 12:24

since i get that N/A error

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:25

I have a solution to the problem. And its fixed

User
15/10/2018 - 12:25

tell me

User
15/10/2018 - 12:25

what was it

User
15/10/2018 - 12:25

?

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:25

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A7,Sheet2!$B$2:$D$17,3,0),"-") would work

User
15/10/2018 - 12:25

let me give it a try

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:25

I am sending you the file with updated file now

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:26

PFA

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Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:26

Please let me know if this was the desired solution you required?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:27

let me see

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:27

Sure

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:28

Here, you had to actually freeze the range in the formula.

User
15/10/2018 - 12:28

I still get nothing

User
15/10/2018 - 12:28

is there a problem if i am tryin to look up from a range in a pivot table

User
15/10/2018 - 12:28

because I just copied a part of it to give as a sample to u

User
15/10/2018 - 12:29

?

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:29

did you check the file?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:29

I did

User
15/10/2018 - 12:29

and I did the same now in my original file

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:29

let me check

User
15/10/2018 - 12:29

freezed the range but I don't get anything

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:32

So the problem here is not all the "Consignee Code" have a mapping in sheet2

User
15/10/2018 - 12:32

I get your point

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:33

Like "3100000209" doesn;t have a mapping in sheet2

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:33

so for sure you'll get a null

User
15/10/2018 - 12:33

and I see that you have gotten some answers and I achieved the same when I tried

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:33

or N/A

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:33

Okay

User
15/10/2018 - 12:33

but the thing is that I have many ranges that I have to do the lookup for

User
15/10/2018 - 12:33

and those ranges are part of a pivot table and the problem seems to be that I cannot lookup from a pivot

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:33

Fine... So wheres the pivot table?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:34

because when I do even if I follow the steps that you suggested it doesnt return anything

User
15/10/2018 - 12:34

not even those that are part of the range

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:34

is the pivot in the same excel file you shared?

User
15/10/2018 - 12:34

the pivot would not be working if I sent it to you because it is from an Online cube and

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:34

okay

User
15/10/2018 - 12:34

you would not have access to it

User
15/10/2018 - 12:34

just thought if you could help with it

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:35

i can help you out if you share some sample data of it atleast

User
15/10/2018 - 12:37

what I sent u was a sample data..

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:37

in case you have many ranges you could use something like iferror(vlook(VLOOKUP(row,Range1,column,FALSE),iferror(vlook(VLOOKUP(row,Range2,column,FALSE),"")

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:38

Ignore the last formula iferror(VLOOKUP(row,Range1,column,FALSE),iferror(vlook(VLOOKUP(row,Range2,column,FALSE),"")

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:38

something of this sort would be useful

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:39

or copy all the ranges to a single sheet and apply a single vlookup

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:39

I hoep this solves your problem

User
15/10/2018 - 12:40

thanks

Excelchat Expert
15/10/2018 - 12:40

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