Excel Helper Column

smitpau

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Hi,

In a helper column there are two criteria which I can combine into a single value using =A1&A2 for example which gives 11.

If I try to use 11 to lookup this value it will show as false as for some reason even though =A1&A2 is formatted as a number it still isn't recognised as a normal 11.

Not sure if there is a way around this.

Hope I've explained it clearly.

Thanks for reading.
 

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Fluff

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When you concatenate numbers they become text, try
=(A1&A2)+0
 

smitpau

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Ah nice, thanks does the trick.
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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