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How do I say look at cell on left rather than the cell number

I have used a vlook up formula (which works) however when the result is found I need the code to look to the cell on left and if the cell contains a particular word I need the value placed, if not I would like it to be 0.

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  • carole134 Nov 18, 2008

    Thank you for your assistance, I had already fixed the issues using the same advice you have given above.



    Regards



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Vlookup can only locate values within the lookup range and to the right of the lookup column. to address your concern, i'd advise you to create a dummy column within the lookup range (and hide it) and link it to the lookup column. this way, we won't need a (-) column index number.

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