help with excel formula

nathan663

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I am trying to do a vlookup formula. I have 2 columns of data. the first is a column of 6 digit numbers. The second is a column of sixdigit numbers followed by -1.

for example. in column A i may have 123456, and in column B i may have 123456-1

I need a vlookup that ignores the -1 (it is not always -1, it could be -2, -3, -4 etc.)

this is what i tried... but it failed... any ideas?

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,(LEFT(6)),C:D,2)),"No Match",(VLOOKUP(A2,(LEFT(6)),C:D,2)))
 

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Peter_SSs

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Not sure what column B has to do with the problem since it is not referred to in the formula. You may need to more carefully explain your data and layout. So this is a pure guess:

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(LEFT(A2,6)+0,C:D,2,0)),"No Match",(VLOOKUP(LEFT(A2,6)+0,C:D,2,0)))
 

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