VLOOKUP vs INDEX-MATCH ? Issues?

rmoran4446

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I am attempting to get a formula that will pull the "Policy Record Number" into the "Related Policy Record Number" Field Upon "Policy #'s Matching.

Now the "working table" is going to have duplicate values, which seems to be where my issues are coming in. Right now I can get the first record to pull correctly, but then as I copy down, it duplicates that value....I am very lost.

Here is what I have so far:

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I am attempting to get a formula that will pull the "Policy Record Number" into the "Related Policy Record Number" Field Upon "Policy #'s Matching.

Now the "working table" is going to have duplicate values, which seems to be where my issues are coming in. Right now I can get the first record to pull correctly, but then as I copy down, it duplicates that value....I am very lost.

Here is what I have so far:

Screen%20Shot%202016-02-25%20at%2011.09.49%20AM.png


Looks like you have you "$" in the wrong place on your cell references. You are locking the row, not the column. Switch them to before the Column reference and you should be good. Change that first formula to =index($G4:$G21,MATCH($C4,$F4:$F21,0)) then copy.
 
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Looks like you have you "$" in the wrong place on your cell references. You are locking the row, not the column. Switch them to before the Column reference and you should be good. Change that first formula to =index($G4:$G21,MATCH($C4,$F4:$F21,0)) then copy.

Sorry, I messed up. It should read this =index($G4:$G21,MATCH($C4,$F$4:$F$21,0)) since you don't want the match table to change as you copy down.
 
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Is your calculation set to manual instead of automatic?
 
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