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Hi Tom,

How r u? Plz look at the picture as shown and help me how to use vlookup for the same. A2 is not same as E2 or A9. For example, I need to do vlookup on the middle value only (A2) i.e  54053830 to give unique id output of 98452

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Abhimanyu,

54053830  is 8 characters wide and starts in the 6th character of the string in A9.  

=INDEX($B:$B,MATCH("*"&MID($E2,6,8)&"*",$A:$A,0),1)

So this formula in F2 worked for me as I understand the requirement.

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Tom Ogilvy  
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