Match Formula not working

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Hi

    I have a problem when open a spreadsheet that should contain the following formula

 

=MATCH(F284&E284,$'Mailman''s Route'.A$1:$'Mailman''s Route'.A$500&$'Mailman''s Route'.B$1:$'Mailman''s Route'.B$500,0)

 

I get =MATCH(F284&E284,'Mailman''s Route'!A$1:A$500&'Mailman''s Route'!B$1:B$500,0)

and it gives me #value result 

I have attempted to edit the formula in the spread sheet the formula will not "enter"

and I get "The there is a problem with this Formula" pop up

Can some nice person help

 

Stuart

 

PS The reference  ,$'Mailman"s Route' is of course Sheet2 in the work book

 

 

 

 

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@StuartValueTyre

 

Hi,

 

Please let us know what you're trying to do, and provide a sample of the data.

Anyway, the second formula is an array formula that needs Ctrl+Shift+Enter to return the value, not only Enter.

 

Regards

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@Haytham Amairah 

Thank you that has worked for me, this 64 year old brain is still catching up with this new computer stuff.

 

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@StuartValueTyre 

Someone has rightly said...

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

So congratulations mate, you are still young.

 

You may try the following Regular Formula which doesn't require confirmation with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

 

=MATCH(F284&E284,INDEX('Mailman''s Route'!A$1:A$500&'Mailman''s Route'!B$1:B$500,),0)