Why #NA when using VLOOKUP?

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I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  The =
exact sample is below:


          A       B
      1  3.0001    A=20
      2  2.9442    B=20
      3  2.9610     C=20
      4  2.9055    D=20
      5  2.9630    E=20


The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm trying to =
get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take out Row 4, =
it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the #N/A error..."

Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru his =
skull?

Thanks,
Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value in a=20
small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
<STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
<DIV>
<TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=3D0 =

cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
  <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
  <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
  <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: =
7753"=20
  width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
  <TBODY>
  <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
    align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
      face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp; =
3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
    width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
  <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
    align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
      size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
      face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
  <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
    align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
      size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610 </FONT></FONT></TD>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
      face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
  <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
    align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
      size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
      face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
  <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
    <TD class=3Dxl24=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
    align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
      size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
    <TD=20
    style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
=3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row=20
<STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> in =
it, it=20
returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's because=20
"...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first column =
of=20
table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone feels =
like=20
helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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Use

=3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1,FALSE)

--=20
---
HTH

Bob=20

(there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my =
addy)



  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
  I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  The =
exact sample is below:


            A       B
        1  3.0001    A=20
        2  2.9442    B=20
        3  2.9610     C=20
        4  2.9055    D=20
        5  2.9630    E=20


  The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm trying =
to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take out Row =
4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the #N/A error..."

  Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru =
his skull?

  Thanks,
  Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Use</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D2>=3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1,FALSE)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR>-- <BR>---<BR>HTH</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Bob </DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>(there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in =
my=20
addy)</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><BR>&nbsp;</DIV>
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  <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  wrote in message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value in=20
  a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
  size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
  <DIV>
  <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
  cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
    <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
    width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
    <TBODY>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
      align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp; =
3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610 </FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
  =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
  lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row=20
  <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> in =
it, it=20
  returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
  "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first =
column of=20
  table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
  helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim =
Dixon</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

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Try it with zero or FALSE as the last argument in the VLOOKUP()=20

If 1 or TRUE is used as the 4th argument then the list needs to be =
sorted in assending order.

--=20
HTH

Sandy
In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland
and the crowning place of kings

sandymann2@mailinator.com
Replace @mailinator.com with @tiscali.co.uk


  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
  I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  The =
exact sample is below:


            A       B
        1  3.0001    A=20
        2  2.9442    B=20
        3  2.9610     C=20
        4  2.9055    D=20
        5  2.9630    E=20


  The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm trying =
to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take out Row =
4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the #N/A error..."

  Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru =
his skull?

  Thanks,
  Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Try it with zero or FALSE as the last =
argument in=20
the VLOOKUP() </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>If 1 or TRUE is used as the 4th =
argument then the=20
list needs to be sorted in assending order.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR>-- <BR>HTH</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Sandy<BR>In Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland<BR>and the =
crowning=20
place of kings</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><A=20
href=3D"mailto:sandymann2@mailinator.com">sandymann2@mailinator.com</A><B=
R>Replace=20
@mailinator.com with @tiscali.co.uk</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
  <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  wrote in message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value in=20
  a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
  size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
  <DIV>
  <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
  cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
    <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
    width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
    <TBODY>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
      align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp; =
3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610 </FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
  =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
  lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row=20
  <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> in =
it, it=20
  returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
  "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first =
column of=20
  table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
  helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim =
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To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who answers this question...MANY, MANY =
THANKS!!!  WHOOPEE!!!  YIPPEE!!!  ...etc. etc. etc.

Now that it works, I can go on, and try to answer my unwritten =
question...why?  No, don't answer it for me, it would ruin all the fun =
I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

Thanks, Jim Dixon
  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
  I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  The =
exact sample is below:


            A       B
        1  3.0001    A=20
        2  2.9442    B=20
        3  2.9610     C=20
        4  2.9055    D=20
        5  2.9630    E=20


  The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm trying =
to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take out Row =
4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the #N/A error..."

  Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru =
his skull?

  Thanks,
  Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who =
answers this=20
question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!&nbsp; WHOOPEE!!!&nbsp; YIPPEE!!!&nbsp; =
....etc.=20
etc. etc.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now that it works, I can go on, and try =
to answer=20
my unwritten question...why?&nbsp; No, don't answer it for me, it would =
ruin all=20
the fun I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
  <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  wrote in message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value in=20
  a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
  size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
  <DIV>
  <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
  cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
    <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
    <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
    width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
    <TBODY>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
      align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp; =
3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610 </FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
        face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
    <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
      <TD class=3Dxl24=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"=20
      align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
      <TD=20
      style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: =
#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
  E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
  =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
  lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row=20
  <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> in =
it, it=20
  returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
  "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first =
column of=20
  table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
  helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim =
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jimd2081 (8)
7/16/2007 7:11:37 PM
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>when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

Like when you figure out that all you need is:

=3DMIN(A1:A5)

--=20
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
  To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who answers this question...MANY, =
MANY THANKS!!!  WHOOPEE!!!  YIPPEE!!!  ...etc. etc. etc.

  Now that it works, I can go on, and try to answer my unwritten =
question...why?  No, don't answer it for me, it would ruin all the fun =
I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

  Thanks, Jim Dixon
    "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  =
The exact sample is below:


              A       B
          1  3.0001    A=20
          2  2.9442    B=20
          3  2.9610     C=20
          4  2.9055    D=20
          5  2.9630    E=20


    The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm =
trying to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take =
out Row 4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, =
I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is =
smaller than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, =
VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."

    Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru =
his skull?

    Thanks,
    Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&gt;when I have the "Duh!!" =
moment.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Like when you figure out that all you =
need=20
is:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>=3DMIN(A1:A5)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR>-- <BR>Biff<BR>Microsoft Excel MVP</DIV>
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<BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
  <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  wrote in message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl">news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@T=
K2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who =
answers=20
  this question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!&nbsp; WHOOPEE!!!&nbsp; =
YIPPEE!!!&nbsp;=20
  ...etc. etc. etc.</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now that it works, I can go on, and =
try to answer=20
  my unwritten question...why?&nbsp; No, don't answer it for me, it =
would ruin=20
  all the fun I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV>
  <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
  style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
    <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
    wrote in message <A=20
    =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value=20
    in a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
    size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
    <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; =
B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
    <DIV>
    <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
    cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
      <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
      <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
      <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
      width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
      <TBODY>
      <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: =
12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
        3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
      <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
        2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
      <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610=20
        </FONT></FONT></TD>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
      <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
          size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
      <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
        <TD class=3Dxl24=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
        align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT=20
          face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
        2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
        <TD=20
        style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent">
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
    E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
    =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
    lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row =

    <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> =
in it,=20
    it returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
    "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first =
column of=20
    table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
    helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim=20
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I did know MIN would work, what I left out was I also wanted the value =
associated with the lowest cost, from column B, so I was using a VLOOKUP =
for both of them.  But thanks, nonetheless, I appreciate your and =
everyones help.
Jim

  "T. Valko" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in message =
news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
  >when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

  Like when you figure out that all you need is:

  =3DMIN(A1:A5)

  --=20
  Biff
  Microsoft Excel MVP


    "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who answers this question...MANY, =
MANY THANKS!!!  WHOOPEE!!!  YIPPEE!!!  ...etc. etc. etc.

    Now that it works, I can go on, and try to answer my unwritten =
question...why?  No, don't answer it for me, it would ruin all the fun =
I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

    Thanks, Jim Dixon
      "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
      I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  =
The exact sample is below:


                A       B
            1  3.0001    A=20
            2  2.9442    B=20
            3  2.9610     C=20
            4  2.9055    D=20
            5  2.9630    E=20


      The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm =
trying to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take =
out Row 4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, =
I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is =
smaller than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, =
VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."

      Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it =
thru his skull?

      Thanks,
      Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I did know MIN would work, what I left =
out was I=20
also wanted the value associated with the lowest cost,&nbsp;from column =
B, so I=20
was using a VLOOKUP for both of them.&nbsp; But thanks, nonetheless, I=20
appreciate your and everyones help.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
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  <DIV>"T. Valko" &lt;<A=20
  href=3D"mailto:biffinpitt@comcast.net">biffinpitt@comcast.net</A>&gt; =
wrote in=20
  message <A=20
  =
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  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&gt;when I have the "Duh!!" =
moment.</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Like when you figure out that all you =
need=20
  is:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>=3DMIN(A1:A5)</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><BR>-- <BR>Biff<BR>Microsoft Excel MVP</DIV>
  <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
  style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
    <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
    wrote in message <A=20
    =
href=3D"news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl">news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@T=
K2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else =
who answers=20
    this question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!&nbsp; WHOOPEE!!!&nbsp; =
YIPPEE!!!&nbsp;=20
    ...etc. etc. etc.</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now that it works, I can go on, and =
try to=20
    answer my unwritten question...why?&nbsp; No, don't answer it for =
me, it=20
    would ruin all the fun I'll have when I have the "Duh!!"=20
moment.</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV>
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
    style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
      <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A=20
      href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt; wrote in =
message <A=20
      =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest=20
      value in a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is =
below:</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
      size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
      <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
      B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
      <DIV>
      <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
      cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
        <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
        <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
        <COL=20
        style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: =
7753"=20
        width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
        <TBODY>
        <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: =
12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
          3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
        <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
          2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
        <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9610=20
            </FONT></FONT></TD>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
        <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
            size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; 2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
        <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
          <TD class=3Dxl24=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
          align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT=20
            face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
          2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
          <TD=20
          style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent">
            <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
        E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
      =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it =
to return=20
      the lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take =
out Row=20
      <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row =
<STRONG>4</STRONG> in it,=20
      it returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
      "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first =
column of=20
      table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
      helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim=20
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7/17/2007 1:37:40 PM
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I think that was clear from your post Jim, hardly warranted any extra =
comment.

"Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
  I did know MIN would work, what I left out was I also wanted the value =
associated with the lowest cost, from column B, so I was using a VLOOKUP =
for both of them.  But thanks, nonetheless, I appreciate your and =
everyones help.
  Jim

    "T. Valko" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in message =
news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

    Like when you figure out that all you need is:

    =3DMIN(A1:A5)

    --=20
    Biff
    Microsoft Excel MVP


      "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
      To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who answers this =
question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!  WHOOPEE!!!  YIPPEE!!!  ...etc. etc. =
etc.

      Now that it works, I can go on, and try to answer my unwritten =
question...why?  No, don't answer it for me, it would ruin all the fun =
I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

      Thanks, Jim Dixon
        "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
        I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group. =
 The exact sample is below:


                  A       B
              1  3.0001    A=20
              2  2.9442    B=20
              3  2.9610     C=20
              4  2.9055    D=20
              5  2.9630    E=20


        The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm =
trying to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take =
out Row 4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, =
I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is =
smaller than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, =
VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."

        Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it =
thru his skull?

        Thanks,
        Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I think that was clear from your post =
Jim, hardly=20
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<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
wrote in message <A=20
href=3D"news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl">news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576=
@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
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BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I did know MIN would work, what I =
left out was I=20
  also wanted the value associated with the lowest cost,&nbsp;from =
column B, so=20
  I was using a VLOOKUP for both of them.&nbsp; But thanks, nonetheless, =
I=20
  appreciate your and everyones help.</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
  style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
    <DIV>"T. Valko" &lt;<A=20
    =
href=3D"mailto:biffinpitt@comcast.net">biffinpitt@comcast.net</A>&gt; =
wrote in=20
    message <A=20
    =
href=3D"news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl">news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164=
@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&gt;when I have the "Duh!!"=20
moment.</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Like when you figure out that all =
you need=20
    is:</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>=3DMIN(A1:A5)</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><BR>-- <BR>Biff<BR>Microsoft Excel MVP</DIV>
    <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
    style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
      <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A=20
      href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt; wrote in =
message <A=20
      =
href=3D"news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl">news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@T=
K2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else =
who answers=20
      this question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!&nbsp; WHOOPEE!!!&nbsp;=20
      YIPPEE!!!&nbsp; ...etc. etc. etc.</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now that it works, I can go on, =
and try to=20
      answer my unwritten question...why?&nbsp; No, don't answer it for =
me, it=20
      would ruin all the fun I'll have when I have the "Duh!!"=20
      moment.</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV>
      <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
      style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
        <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A=20
        href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt; wrote in =
message <A=20
        =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to =
find lowest=20
        value in a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is =
below:</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
        size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
        <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
        B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
        <DIV>
        <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
        cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
          <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
          <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
          <COL=20
          style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
          width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
          <TBODY>
          <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
            <TD class=3Dxl24=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: =
12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
            align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
              face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
              3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
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            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
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BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
            width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
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            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
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            align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT =

              face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
              2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
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            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
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transparent"><FONT=20
              face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
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            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
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            align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT =

              face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; =
2.9610=20
              </FONT></FONT></TD>
            <TD class=3Dxl24=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
              face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
          <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
            <TD class=3Dxl24=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
            align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
              size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; =
2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
            <TD class=3Dxl24=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
              face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
          <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
            <TD class=3Dxl24=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
            align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT =

              face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
              2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
            <TD=20
            style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent">
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          E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
        =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it =
to return=20
        the lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take =
out Row=20
        <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row =
<STRONG>4</STRONG> in=20
        it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP =
screen it's=20
        because "...lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in =
the first=20
        column of table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A =
error..."</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; =
Anyone feels=20
        like helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim=20
  =
Dixon</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></B=
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Well then, guess I just had a Duh! moment!

--=20
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


  "Bob Phillips" <bob.NGs@somewhere.com> wrote in message =
news:%23izhGyHyHHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
  I think that was clear from your post Jim, hardly warranted any extra =
comment.

  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    I did know MIN would work, what I left out was I also wanted the =
value associated with the lowest cost, from column B, so I was using a =
VLOOKUP for both of them.  But thanks, nonetheless, I appreciate your =
and everyones help.
    Jim

      "T. Valko" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in message =
news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
      >when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

      Like when you figure out that all you need is:

      =3DMIN(A1:A5)

      --=20
      Biff
      Microsoft Excel MVP


        "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
        To Bob and Sandy, and anyone else who answers this =
question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!  WHOOPEE!!!  YIPPEE!!!  ...etc. etc. =
etc.

        Now that it works, I can go on, and try to answer my unwritten =
question...why?  No, don't answer it for me, it would ruin all the fun =
I'll have when I have the "Duh!!" moment.

        Thanks, Jim Dixon
          "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> wrote in message =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
          I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small =
group.  The exact sample is below:


                    A       B
                1  3.0001    A=20
                2  2.9442    B=20
                3  2.9610     C=20
                4  2.9055    D=20
                5  2.9630    E=20


          The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm =
trying to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take =
out Row 4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, =
I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is =
smaller than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, =
VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."

          Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get =
it thru his skull?

          Thanks,
          Jim Dixon
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Well then, guess I just had a Duh!=20
moment!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><BR>-- <BR>Biff<BR>Microsoft Excel MVP</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
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  <DIV>"Bob Phillips" &lt;<A=20
  href=3D"mailto:bob.NGs@somewhere.com">bob.NGs@somewhere.com</A>&gt; =
wrote in=20
  message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:%23izhGyHyHHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl">news:%23izhGyHyHHA.=
1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I think that was clear from your post =
Jim, hardly=20
  warranted any extra comment.</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  wrote in message <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl">news:eHcojdHyHHA.1576=
@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
  style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I did know MIN would work, what I =
left out was=20
    I also wanted the value associated with the lowest cost,&nbsp;from =
column B,=20
    so I was using a VLOOKUP for both of them.&nbsp; But thanks, =
nonetheless, I=20
    appreciate your and everyones help.</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
    style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
      <DIV>"T. Valko" &lt;<A=20
      =
href=3D"mailto:biffinpitt@comcast.net">biffinpitt@comcast.net</A>&gt; =
wrote=20
      in message <A=20
      =
href=3D"news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl">news:uaAFghAyHHA.1164=
@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&gt;when I have the "Duh!!"=20
      moment.</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Like when you figure out that all =
you need=20
      is:</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>=3DMIN(A1:A5)</FONT></DIV>
      <DIV><BR>-- <BR>Biff<BR>Microsoft Excel MVP</DIV>
      <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
      <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
      style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =
BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
        <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A=20
        href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt; wrote in =
message <A=20
        =
href=3D"news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl">news:udWHfz9xHHA.748@T=
K2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>To Bob and Sandy, and anyone =
else who=20
        answers this question...MANY, MANY THANKS!!!&nbsp; =
WHOOPEE!!!&nbsp;=20
        YIPPEE!!!&nbsp; ...etc. etc. etc.</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Now that it works, I can go on, =
and try to=20
        answer my unwritten question...why?&nbsp; No, don't answer it =
for me, it=20
        would ruin all the fun I'll have when I have the "Duh!!"=20
        moment.</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, Jim Dixon</FONT></DIV>
        <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
        style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: =
5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
          <DIV>"Jim Dixon" &lt;<A=20
          href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt; wrote in =
message=20
          <A=20
          =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to =
find lowest=20
          value in a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is =
below:</FONT></DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
          =
size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
          <STRONG>A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
          B</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV>
          <DIV>
          <TABLE style=3D"WIDTH: 207pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" =
cellSpacing=3D0=20
          cellPadding=3D0 width=3D276 border=3D0 x:str>
            <COLGROUP><FONT face=3DArial>
            <COL style=3D"WIDTH: 48pt" width=3D64>
            <COL=20
            style=3D"WIDTH: 159pt; mso-width-source: userset; =
mso-width-alt: 7753"=20
            width=3D212><FONT size=3D2></FONT></FONT>
            <TBODY>
            <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 48pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: =
12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
              align=3Dright width=3D64 height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"3.0001000000000002"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>1</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
                3.0001</FONT></FONT></TD>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 159pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
              width=3D212><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; =
A</FONT></TD></TR>
            <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
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              align=3Dright height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"2.9441999999999999"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>2</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
                2.9442</FONT></FONT></TD>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial =
size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;B</FONT></TD></TR>
            <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
              align=3Dright height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"2.9609999999999999"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>3</STRONG>&nbsp; =
2.9610=20
                </FONT></FONT></TD>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; C</FONT></TD></TR>
            <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
              align=3Dright height=3D17 x:num=3D"2.9055"><FONT =
face=3DArial><FONT=20
                size=3D2><STRONG>4</STRONG>&nbsp; =
2.9055</FONT></FONT></TD>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp; D</FONT></TD></TR>
            <TR style=3D"HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=3D17>
              <TD class=3Dxl24=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; =
BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"=20
              align=3Dright height=3D17 =
x:num=3D"2.9630000000000001"><FONT=20
                face=3DArial><FONT size=3D2><STRONG>5</STRONG>&nbsp;=20
                2.9630</FONT></FONT></TD>
              <TD=20
              style=3D"BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; =
BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
transparent">
                <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
            E</FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
          =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get =
it to=20
          return the lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; =
If I=20
          take out Row <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row=20
          <STRONG>4</STRONG> in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing=20
          from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the=20
          smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the=20
          #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; =
Anyone feels=20
          like helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
          <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim=20
      =
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Hi Jim

VLOOKUP is a lookup and reference functions that works with value in =
ascending order. Please sort column A and thats all.

Good look
  "Jim Dixon" <jimd@teoil.com> escribi=F3 en el mensaje =
news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
  I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find lowest value in a small group.  The =
exact sample is below:


            A       B
        1  3.0001    A=20
        2  2.9442    B=20
        3  2.9610     C=20
        4  2.9055    D=20
        5  2.9630    E=20


  The formula I'm using is =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1) .  I'm trying =
to get it to return the lowest cost, from column A.  If I take out Row =
4, it works.  But with Row 4 in it, it returns a value of #N/A, I'm =
guessing from the HELP screen it's because "...lookup_value is smaller =
than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP =
returns the #N/A error..."

  Sorry, don't get it.  Anyone feels like helping a noobie get it thru =
his skull?

  Thanks,
  Jim Dixon
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<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>VLOOKUP is a lookup and reference =
functions that=20
works with value in ascending order. Please sort column A and thats=20
all.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Good look</FONT></DIV></DIV>
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href=3D"mailto:jimd@teoil.com">jimd@teoil.com</A>&gt;=20
  escribi=F3 en el mensaje <A=20
  =
href=3D"news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl">news:OPKjce9xHHA.3564=
@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl</A>...</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I'm trying to use VLOOKUP to find =
lowest value in=20
  a small group.&nbsp; The exact sample is below:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial><FONT=20
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transparent"=20
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#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT=20
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#ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: =
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  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The formula I'm using is=20
  =3DVLOOKUP(MIN(A1:A5),A1:B5,1)&nbsp;.&nbsp; I'm trying to get it to =
return the=20
  lowest cost, from column <STRONG>A</STRONG>.&nbsp; If I take out Row=20
  <STRONG>4</STRONG>, it works.&nbsp; But with Row <STRONG>4</STRONG> in =
it, it=20
  returns a value of #N/A, I'm guessing from the HELP screen it's =
because=20
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column of=20
  table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error..."</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Sorry, don't get it.&nbsp; Anyone =
feels like=20
  helping a noobie get it thru his skull?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jim =
Dixon</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

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