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Limitations Of VLOOKUP!

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learningexcel
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Hi all, just learnt the correct ways of applying the Vlookup.

 

Applied it to a set of data, just to practice and check the authenticity and cross verify. Feel that the function is not working fine, when extracting values in a data set consisting of duplictes. 

 

Am I observing something whuch is usual, or this should not happen? Any experiences?

 

Can only post the data after some modifications, probably, don't know if the modificaions would still yield the same result.!

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@learningexcel 

VLOOKUP returns first found value in the range. To receive Nth match there are other techniques like here https://trumpexcel.com/lookup-second-value/

@learningexcel 

Something that will be good once it comes out is the formula

= FILTER( Table1[value], Table1[ID]=targetID )

which will return the [value] column of Table1 where the [ID] matches the target value.

 

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