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    Vlookup Problem

    I have the old account numbers in Col A (workbook "account numbers). I want to look up the new account number that is equivalent to the old account numberr in another workbook -New account numbers")

    The formula I have used is =VLOOKUP(A2,'[New account Numbers.xls]TB CONSOLIDATION'!$F:$G,2,FALSE)

    The result I get is "N/A

    Your assistance in resolving this will be most appreciated
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    Howard,

    There is nothing wrong with your formula. Your problem is that the lookup table account numbers are formatted as TEXT and the ones in the sheet with the formula {Col A} are NUMBERS. If you enter the items in col a with a preceeding ' the formula works fine.
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    FWIW, you could also use:
    =VLOOKUP(TEXT(A2,"0"),'[New account Numbers.xls]TB CONSOLIDATION'!$F:$G,2,FALSE)
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    Vlookup Problem

    Thanks for the reply. Is there a formiula that one could incorporate into the Vlookup to do this instead of ghaving to put a ' in front of the numbers?

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    Howard,

    That's what Rory's formula, in post 3, does.
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    Hi Rory & RetiredGeek

    Thanks for the help. The formula supplied by Rory does the trick

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