Dynamic Array and VLOOK up error

KevinMcC

New Member
Hi,
I'm struggling with a VLOOK up on a Dynamic Array. The Sample I am including is not using a variable for the Array as that data comes from another sheet.

The basic setup is I have 10 different fruit. Either Apples or Oranges have to be chosen as the first fruit. It is random if the Apple/Orange not chosen is selected later. This I have working. Each fruit then has a random number given it (1-6) but apples can have (1-9) I need to do a calculation with the random numbers assigned to Apples and Oranges. This is where I have my VLOOKUP Formula and the problem starts.

I have Two VLOOKUPs here the second is =VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3) and this is part of the first formula as well. The first formula is meant to return "0" in the case where Apples are not one of the fruits selected.
=IF(COUNTIF(G16:G21,"Apples")<1,0,VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3)) In both cases if the first fruit or the third fruit is "Apples" then I get a result. All other locations return #N/A. I figure there is something simple I am overlooking as I don't think of myself and very knowledgeable in Excel. Most of what I have here I got by looking up solutions in these forums.

Kevin

Book1
1
2InputCumalative TotalPercentage12203.6%2204.3%2204.8%2205.9%2207.7%948Apples
31Peaches2563.6%24607.1%4608.7%4609.5%46011.8%46015.4%411Necterines
42Strawberries4547.1%341007.1%41008.7%41009.5%410011.8%410015.4%732Pears
53Kiwi4507.1%441407.1%41418.7%01000.0%01000.0%01000.0%832Bananas
64Necterines4467.1%5822014.3%822017.4%818019.0%818023.5%818130.8%514Cherries
75Cherries84214.3%6830014.3%830017.4%826019.0%826023.5%826030.8%
86Grapes83414.3%7838014.3%838017.4%834119.0%02600.0%02600.0%
97Pears82614.3%8846014.3%846017.4%842019.0%834123.5%02600.0%
108Bananas81814.3%91056117.9%04600.0%04200.0%03400.0%02600.0%
119Apples/Oranges101017.9%5646423426
121056Not Zero48Not Zero11Not Zero32Not Zero32Not Zero14
13How Many Apples and OrangesRandom48Random11Random32Random32Random14
14Data from another Sheet69Exclusion9Exclusion4Exclusion7Exclusion8Exclusion5
15First Fruit
167597OrangesOranges1VLOOKUP
17Apples1#N/A
18Necterines6#N/A
19Pears3
20Bananas5
21Cherries5
22
23
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
I2:I10,AC2:AC10,X2:X10,S2:S10,N2:N10I2=I1+H2
K2:K10K2=H2/\$H\$11
P2:P10P2=M2/\$M\$11
U2:U10U2=R2/\$R\$11
Z2:Z10Z2=W2/\$W\$11
AE2:AE10AE2=AB2/\$AB\$11
AG2AG2=J14
AH2AH2=J13
AI2:AI6AI2=IF(AND(AG2=9,\$D\$16="Apples"),"Oranges",IF(AND(AG2=9,\$D\$16="Oranges"),"Apples",VLOOKUP(AG2,\$A\$3:\$B\$11,2)))
AG3AG3=O14
AH3AH3=O13
AG4AG4=T14
AH4AH4=T13
AG5AG5=Y14
AH5AH5=Y13
D3:D10D3=D4+C3
E3:E11E3=C3/\$C\$12
D11D11=C11
H2:H10H2=C3
H11,C12,AB11,W11,R11,M11H11=SUM(H2:H10)
M2:M10,AB2:AB10,W2:W10,R2:R10M2=H2-J2*H2
C16C16=RANDBETWEEN(1,100)
D16D16=IF(B16>C16,"Apples","Oranges")
L17L17=IF(COUNTIF(G16:G21,"Apples")<1,0,VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3))
L18L18=VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3)
G16G16=IF(B16>C16,"Apples","Oranges")
G17:G21G17=IF((\$C\$14-(COUNTA(G\$16:\$G16))>0),AI2,"")
I16:I21I16=IF(G16="Apples",RANDBETWEEN(1,9),RANDBETWEEN(1,6))

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StephenCrump

MrExcel MVP
The problem is in your VLOOKUP. G16:G21 is not sorted, so you need an exact match:

L17: =IF(COUNTIF(G16:G21,"Apples")<1,0,VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3,))

Or =IFERROR(VLOOKUP("Apples",G16:I21,3,),0)

KevinMcC

New Member
Thank you, I have been pulling my hair out over this. As I suspected it was something simple I was overlooking. and not being that knowledgeable, I could not see my error.
Thank you again!
Kevin

StephenCrump

MrExcel MVP
Ha! I still occasionally make this same mistake, even though I rarely use anything other than exact match.

A little knowledge just makes it faster to recognise and fix the silly error.

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