# INDEX and MATCH confusing error (?)

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#### matthewlouis

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I have the following INDEX and MATCH formula . . .

=IF(C31="Confirmed Sideways",INDEX('D1'!\$Q\$1:\$Q\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$S\$1:\$S\$100,0)),IF(C31="Suspect Sideways",INDEX('D1'!\$L\$1:\$L\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$N\$1:\$N\$100,0)),IF(C31="Confirmed Bearish",INDEX('D1'!\$G\$1:\$G\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$I\$1:\$I\$100,0)),IF(C31="Suspect Bearish",INDEX('D1'!\$B\$1:\$B\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$D\$1:\$D\$100,0)),IF(C31="Confirmed Bullish",INDEX('D1'!\$AA\$1:\$AA\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$AC\$1:\$AC\$100,0)),IF(C31="Suspect Bullish",INDEX('D1'!\$V\$1:\$V\$100,MATCH(F31,'D1'!\$X\$1:\$X\$100,0))))))))

My problem is it works randomly. I get the correct number in some cells but others I get #N/A) when the exact same data in that same column is being accessed. For example:

 Sector XLRE Suspect Bullish #N/A Sector XLU Suspect Bullish 18

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Same exact formula for Suspect Bullish, same column of numbers it's searching . . . and it gives #N/A . . . 18 is correct for XLU but I can't understand why XLRE returns the error. I have checked all cells and they are all numbers / data, not text.

Any ideas?

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