Excel/vlookup issue

Question
Hi Tom

I have an issue with a vlookup formula.  There is a number in a dell: "7.5"

I have rounded this number up to "8"

When I run this formula:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(AL2,numbertolevels,2,FALSE),"")

a blank is returned because it is seeing "7.5" instead of "8"

Is there any way around this?

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

You could be describing several different issues.

I will assume that cell AL2 has been formatted to show a whole number but it actually contains the number 7.5

I will assume that numbertolevels contains an 8 in the first column of that range

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(AL2,numbertolevels,2,True),"")

You could use a fourth argument in vlookup of True which should match the 7.5 to the 8 as long as 8 is the closest number above 7.5.  It also assumes your data in the lookup table is sorted ascending on the 1st oclumn of the lookup range

alternately you could do this

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(Round(AL2,0),numbertolevels,2,FALSE),"")

and use the round function to roundup the value stored in AL2.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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