Formula error?

Kiwi den

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Joined
Feb 17, 2014
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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I seem to be getting an error when I type into a cell a 5 digit number.

I have set a spread sheet up to refer to cell C2, ( which will always be a 5 digit number, however some of the numbers entered begin with a 0 ie; 07152
This is causing an issue in that the reffered cell with has a VLOOKUP code in it will not recognise it unless it is formatted to be TEXT. this creates a problem if the number entered does not start with a 0 then it will not recognise it.

I have tried formatting the cell as a custom "00000", text, general but the same issue keeps happening.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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AlphaFrog

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In your VLOOKUP formula, reference C2 like this...
=VLOOKUP(TEXT(C2,"00000"), .......
 
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