help with this function

JasonLeVan

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below is a function i have written

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(C3,A$3:B$7500,2,0)),0,VLOOKUP(C3,A$3:B$7500,2,0))

it works kinda.. if in column c i have a number 12345. it wont find it,but it exists, but in column c if i have abcd it finds it b/c its text. now if i copy and paste special column a and click the "add" button, it now finds 12345 but obviosly not abcd. what can i do to this function so that it will find both the numbers and the txt numbers.
 

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Whats the difference between CONCAT and CONCATENATE?
The newer CONCAT function can reference a range of cells. =CONCATENATE(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) becomes =CONCAT(A1:A5)

SteveO59L

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Your vlookup() will find both text and numerics.

My guess is that your numbers are actually stored as text values.
 

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