#### Duplicate look_up values in VLOOKUP #3

```Hi all,

I've got a VLOOKUP formula functioning in the usual way. However,
sometimes the look_up value is duplicated. When this occurs VLOOKUP
always returns the first instance of the entry. Is there a means to get
Excel to ignore entries it has already returned an entry for?

The VLOOKUP is part of a bigger formula, being:

=IF(AND('Dependency Log'!\$A2=Matrix!\$B3, 'Dependency
Log'!\$E2=Matrix!D\$2),(VLOOKUP(\$B3,look_up,2,FALSE) ),"")

Any ideas?

TIA,

SamuelT

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```For anyone who's interested, I sorted out the problem with the followin
formula:

{=IF(AND('Dependency Log'!\$A2=Matrix!\$B3,'Dependenc
Log'!\$E2=Matrix!D\$2),(INDEX('Dependenc
Log'!B2:F10,MATCH(Matrix!B3&Matrix!D2,'Dependenc
Log'!C2:C10&'Dependency Log'!E2:E10,FALSE),1)))

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