Vlookup referencing a concatentated cell

frntrunr2

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=VLOOKUP(F6,AUTHORIZATIONS!A:G,7,FALSE)

AUTHORIZATIONS Table
Column A(9 digit number) = Concatenated cells from column B (contains a 2 digit number) and column C (containing a 7 digit number)

My Vlookup formula is referencing a column (A) which contains concatenated data and it returns a N/A result.

If I replace the concatenated cell by actually typing in the 9 digit number, the formula works fine. Is it possible that Vlookup can't read the contents of A because it just sees the formula and not the resulting number?

I tried using "&" to join the data from the two cells but that didn't help either.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
 

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sward

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after the concatenate formula put *1 (multiply by 1), this i pressume turns the concatenate answer to a number and will then work -

happens to me all the time!
 

frntrunr2

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Sure enough! Though the cell still shows the formula, vlookup now understands to return the resulting number. Thanks for your quick (and successful) reply.
 

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