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    Default VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    Hi Guys

    I have the following in G2:

    =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet1!A:D,4,FALSE)

    The formula returns the correct result, which in this case is a number - 2

    When I fill down my range, the formula copies correctly, but every result is the same. 2.

    However, if I go to the next cell down (G3) and activate it by pressing F2, and then hit Enter, the result changes and is now correct.

    Any ideas whats going wrong?

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    Default Re: VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    It sounds like your calculation has been turned from automatic to manual.

    A quick way to check that is to hit F9, which will recalculate all your formulas.

    If you find that's the case, go to Excel options and you should find an option to turn on automatic calculation.

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    Default Re: VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    Why didn't I think of that !?

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    Quote Originally Posted by pagrender View Post
    It sounds like your calculation has been turned from automatic to manual.

    A quick way to check that is to hit F9, which will recalculate all your formulas.

    If you find that's the case, go to Excel options and you should find an option to turn on automatic calculation.
    I registered just to say thank you

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    Default Re: VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    Glad to help. And welcome to the Board!

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    Default Re: VLOOKUP fill down copies result not formula

    Thank you! This solution helped me with the problem, and you have saved me hours of work!

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