mr_bubblez
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I have a column of "numbers" formatted as text. I have about 80,000 of these records that is referencing another sheet. VLOOKUP works properly on some records but is not working on about 1/3 of the records. These numbers are 16 digits long and some of them start with a zero (and often multiple zeros). I can't convert these data to numbers because I will lose the leading zeros and the numbers are too large for excel to perform calculations on so it automatically converts them to scientific notation. From my research, VLOOKUP often doesn't work properly when numbers are formatted as text, but I need them to be formatted as text. Does anybody have any ideas on a workaround for this? If it helps, here is my formula:
=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B2,NAL!$C$2:$G$430749,4,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(B2,NAL!$C$2:$G$430749,4,FALSE))
ANY help will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B2,NAL!$C$2:$G$430749,4,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(B2,NAL!$C$2:$G$430749,4,FALSE))
ANY help will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!