This is a discussion on Character Limit on VLOOKUP & MATCH within the Excel Questions forums, part of the Question Forums category; So I am trying to use a Vlookup on a cell that has a large amount of characters. Basically, the ...
So I am trying to use a Vlookup on a cell that has a large amount of characters. Basically, the cell is a multiple choice question, and I need the answer returned to the cell next to it. Right now I am using match and vlookup functions to accomplish this, but when a large question is pulled, the functions don't work. I'm guessing that I am exceding some kind of character limit. Is there a workaround for this? I am thinking I should use the left function to match up the first 50 or so characters and look those up. Here is the functions I am using right now. I need them modified so that they lookup only the first 50 characters. Thank you so much in advance!!!
"Front", "DynamicList", and "DropDown" are all named ranges.
Thank you again!!!
These will be array entered formulas with CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER
You can't use entire column refs like E:E in an array formula.
You must specify row #s like E1:E1000
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