Nov 20 2020 03:38 AM
Nov 20 2020 03:38 AM
I am trying to fetch data from one spreadsheet into another. no matter which lookup formula I use, I get an error:
There is a problem with this formula.
Not trying to type a formula?
When the first character is an (=) or (-) sign, Excel thinks it is a formula.
Since I am using the Formula ribbon, "lookup & reference" button function, it should work with the link?
Nov 20 2020 08:20 AM
In general formulas do not work wit links, they work with values and references. It's not clear what you try to do - create a link on the cell in another workbook; or create formula which takes value from the cell in another workbook based on some parameters how to find such cell?
Nov 25 2020 04:06 AM
@Bennadeau =XLOOKUP(A47.'LISTINGS 2020.xlsx'!Code.'LISTINGS 2020.xlsx'!Description)
The formula is referencing cell A47 and is in a spreadsheet WCCOSTINGS, looking for source data contained in spreadsheet named LISTINGS 2020
Nov 25 2020 06:09 AM
It seems like a simple vlookup would do the trick here.
Change "sheet1" for the sheet name where your data is.
Change "$A:$B" for where your table is.
This reads: "Find the value located in A47 within column A of Listing 2020.xlsx, sheet1. Then return the value located right next to it (in column B).
I hope this helps.
Dec 02 2020 02:06 AM
So I use the tool to do the formula
And the result is
=VLOOKUP(A14.'[LISTINGS 2020.xlsx]TIMBER'!$A$7:$A$147.'[LISTINGS 2020.xlsx]TIMBER'!$B$7:$B$147) which still throws up the same error.
Is there not perhaps some keyboard or numeric setting in my program options, I really don't see how the template provided can go wrong?
I have setup 2 clean spreadsheet to test the formula basically trying to do the same thing, VLOOKUP between spreadsheets and I am getting the same error.
Dec 02 2020 08:49 AM
@Gary_Bostock If you provide your test spreadsheets it will be easier to explain what's wrong exactly. In any case formula in your post won't work
=VLOOKUP(A14. <= here shall be separator which is comma or semicoln bu practically never dot '[LISTINGS 2020.xlsx]TIMBER'!$A$7:$A$147. <= the same (dot) and you take onlu one column '[LISTINGS 2020.xlsx]TIMBER'!$B$7:$B$147) <= for VLOOKUP here shall be column number, not the reference on the column. Except dots that's XLOOKUP formula structure, not VLOOKUP.