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HLOOKUP and IF formula netting problem

B C D E 4 2 4 2 Result 5 1 9 =IF(HLOOKUP($D$4,$B5:$C5,1,TRUE)=$D$4,"X",1) 1 6 2 17 =IF(HLOOKUP($D$4,$B6:$C6,1,TRUE)=$D$4,"X",SUM($D5,1)) X 7 3 11 =IF(HLOOKUP($D$4,$B7:$C7,1,TRUE)=$D$4,"X",SUM($D6,1)) #N/A 8 2 17 =IF(HLOOKUP($D$4,$B8:$C8,1,TRUE)=$D$4,"X",SUM(#REF!,1)) X


What is wrong with the formula used. It seemed that it works well in 3 out of the four cells, but not in that particular cell. The error track shows the cell "D4" and range "B7:C7" Thank you.

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The value of C7cannot be found in the range - Hence the error.

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HLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,row_index_num,range_lookup)


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