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# VLOOKUP Formula I want to look at a column that details the number of members per month and then depending on how many members, charge the appropriate fee. My problem is the fees are stepped and for every additional 2500 members the fee increases for the additional members (so if there are 5000 members, the first 2500 will be charged at say \$30 and then the next 2500 will be charged at \$20). I can get my VLOOKUP formula to caluculate the value if it wasn't a stepped rate, however I can not get my formula to take into consideration the stepped rate (there are four stepped levels of fees for each additional lot of 2500 members).

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• beeseearr May 11, 2010

Can you describe what your vlookup is doing?

Is the sheet made up of rows of members, and then it's going and grabbing the fee from another range? I think you may be better served by different commands or a macro, but need to understand your worksheet layout better.

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Using IF function or filter to generate the membership type and create a VLOOKUP for that..... Or using filter function you could create a pivot and insert the specific formula per type in that.

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The easiest way to do this is to use a formula called vlookup. You need to have the raw data some where in the workbook, but it can be a separate sheet. Put all the raw data in a table, make sure the account number is on the furthest left column, then start entering the formulas

vlookup(value_to_find, table_to_check, column_index_number, range_lookup(true/false))

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B15 is whatever you type, so no formula needed here
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3 -> is the column number (A=1,B=2,C=3, etc) within the table/grid to return.

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