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igor wrote at 2009-09-18 13:32:07
You should also check if there are any spaces at the beginning or end of the lookup value, you can use the trim function to fix that.

hadi wrote at 2011-07-06 15:55:31
No answer just thanking you for the help, had a similar problem, tried your solution (in both cell (containing the formula and the value to look up)) and it worked.

Thanks a million


Meng wrote at 2013-07-18 02:37:38
Ok.  after the change of format...have to hit enter...I have 33 thousand how to do it quick and smart?  thanks.

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