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From: JohnC on 25 Jan 2010 20:25 Most posts are about something that doesnt work ,This is about something that works but shouldn't work I have read in many places the vlookup only works with first column data -but I have tried it with other columns and it seems to work - What are the real rules for Vlookup ?
From: Pete_UK on 25 Jan 2010 20:37 The second parameter in VLOOKUP defines the table where you are trying to find a match. The lookup_value (the first parameter) is compared with values in the first column of that table. Your table might be defined as C$2:F$100 in the formula (with other values in columns A and B), but the formula will search column C for a match as that is the first column in the table. Hope this helps. Pete On Jan 26, 1:25 am, JohnC <john.constant... (a)IFF.COM> wrote:> Most posts are about something that doesnt work ,This is about > something that works but shouldn't work > I have read in many places the vlookup only works with first column > data -but I have tried it with other columns and it seems to work - > What are the real rules for Vlookup ?
From: Gord Dibben on 25 Jan 2010 20:50
From help on VLOOKUP VLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,col_index_num,range_lookup) Lookup_value is the value to be found in the first column of the array. Lookup_value can be a value, a reference, or a text string. Show us one of your formulas that works if a column is not first in the in the table_array. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:25:24 -0800 (PST), JohnC <john.constantine (a)IFF.COM>wrote: >Most posts are about something that doesnt work ,This is about >something that works but shouldn't work >I have read in many places the vlookup only works with first column >data -but I have tried it with other columns and it seems to work - >What are the real rules for Vlookup ? |