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Dear Tom,

B4 = 50x20x10mm dia. I enter following formula but give error if symbol(x) is prefixed and siffixed with space as 50 x 20 x 10mm dia.
=VLOOKUP(LEFT(B4,IFERROR(FIND("x",B4),FIND("m",B4))-1)&"mm dia",Sheet2!$B$4:$C$13,2,FALSE)

Please help me to write the formula that works in both case (with or without space).


If I understand the question, then this worked for me:

=VLOOKUP(TRIM(LEFT(B4,IFERROR(FIND("x",B4),FIND("m",B4))-1))&"mm dia",Sheet2!$B$4:$C$13,2,FALSE)

the Trim(Left functions produced  "50mm dia"  whether there was a space or not between the "50" and the "x".

Tom Ogilvy

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