get rid of a string in a Vlookup

JeremyDunn

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Hi,

I have named ranges in a worksheet. eg a few ranges I have named (eg TEST, TestRange1, TestRange2)

I am getting the user to select via a drop down box which range they want to do a vlookup on. Say this is in Cell A1.

In a different cell I then have a vlookup formula referencing the value of the dropdown box. eg vlookup("Hello",A1,2,False) The vlookup does not work because it looks at the value in A1 (eg TestRange1) as a string ie "TestRange1"


Does anyone know how to get around this. ANy help you could provide would be much appreciated..

Thanks
Jeremy
 

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JeremyDunn

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Hi Richard / onlyadrafter,

Thanks very much for that.. I knew there was a way.. Saved me another hour of mucking around..

Cheers
Jeremy
 

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