vlookup not working #2

I use vlookups constantly, but sometimes (seems kind of 
random) when I try to vlookup a value on another workbook, 
the function does not work.  For instance, today I copied 
data from an Access table into a new workbook.  I then 
tried to do a vlookup function in the new workbook to 
another workbook.  After getting to this point [ =vlookup
(A2, ] I switched over to the other workbook, but the 
formula disappeared from the formula box, and I couldn't 
select the range I want to do the vlookup on.  The 
workaround for me has been to copy the worksheet I'm 
trying to vlookup, and paste it into a worksheet in the 
workbook I'm writing the formula in.  This isn't terrible, 
but it is kind of a pain.  I'm using Office 2003.  Does 
anybody know why this happens? 
anonymous (74722)
10/8/2004 7:45:50 PM
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I've run into the issue in the past...  what I've found is 
that the export from the Access database does not carry 
the values forward, rather the cells are imported as 
a "Label"...  to verify that this is occuring, type the 
following formaula
=cell("type",A1) assuming that the cell that you want to 
verify is in cell A1...
If this is occurring then you need to include a 
translation of the cell content using the VALUE function 
>-----Original Message-----
>I use vlookups constantly, but sometimes (seems kind of 
>random) when I try to vlookup a value on another 
>the function does not work.  For instance, today I copied 
>data from an Access table into a new workbook.  I then 
>tried to do a vlookup function in the new workbook to 
>another workbook.  After getting to this point [ =vlookup
>(A2, ] I switched over to the other workbook, but the 
>formula disappeared from the formula box, and I couldn't 
>select the range I want to do the vlookup on.  The 
>workaround for me has been to copy the worksheet I'm 
>trying to vlookup, and paste it into a worksheet in the 
>workbook I'm writing the formula in.  This isn't 
>but it is kind of a pain.  I'm using Office 2003.  Does 
>anybody know why this happens? 
anonymous (74722)
10/8/2004 8:17:39 PM

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