Excel/formula syntax


Hi Tom

I have written the following formula.


I am trying to lookup a series of comments and concatenate them.  There seems to be something wrong with my syntax, because the formula returns a VALUE error.

In cell Q2 there is a numerical number which references a comment in the named range "comments".  The comment is located in the second column.

Could you point out where I might have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance.



Assuming your vlookup functions work, then you have left out several ampersand characters to concatenate the results together


would be


so the second and third Vlookup functions are preceded by an ampersand (&)

there is no readily apparent reason to have the two &Char(10)s on the end of your function, but perhaps you have a reason.

Tom Ogilvy  
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