#### formula question #3

```I am using the following fomula
=LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
the formulas works great, however in trying to copy the formula, it adds a
number to the list values and looks like this.
=LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa3:\$aa114,Lists!\$ab3:ab114)
the list I am wanting to work with starts at aa1 and ends at aa113, so this
will not work.
I do not want to edit the formula in each cell, as I am wanting to fill
acouple thousand cells.
any suggestions?
```
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abraun (1)
3/18/2009 4:07:03 PM
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```Hi,
You need to add more dollars.
Change =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
to =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa\$2:\$aa\$113,Lists!\$ab\$2:ab\$113)

\$a locks the column \$2 locks the row.
John

"abraun" <abraun@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F566456A-4E0F-46CD-BFEF-7CAB63EEA708@microsoft.com...
>I am using the following fomula
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
> the formulas works great, however in trying to copy the formula, it adds a
> number to the list values and looks like this.
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa3:\$aa114,Lists!\$ab3:ab114)
> the list I am wanting to work with starts at aa1 and ends at aa113, so this
> will not work.
> I do not want to edit the formula in each cell, as I am wanting to fill
> acouple thousand cells.
> any suggestions?
```
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me5306 (285)
3/18/2009 4:16:52 PM
```"abraun" <abraun@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F566456A-4E0F-46CD-BFEF-7CAB63EEA708@microsoft.com...
>I am using the following fomula
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
> the formulas works great, however in trying to copy the formula, it adds a
> number to the list values and looks like this.
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa3:\$aa114,Lists!\$ab3:ab114)
> the list I am wanting to work with starts at aa1 and ends at aa113, so
> this
> will not work.
> I do not want to edit the formula in each cell, as I am wanting to fill
> acouple thousand cells.
> any suggestions?

Edit the original formula to be
=LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa\$2:\$aa\$113,Lists!\$ab\$2:ab\$113)
See the extra \$ signs?

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and the FULL contents of any error message(s)

```
 0
3/18/2009 4:17:20 PM
```Hi
Click on the cell with the correct formula
Go to the formula bar
place your cursor in the \$aa2:\$aa113 and \$ab2:ab113
press F4 key till you see
=LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa\$2:\$aa\$113,Lists!\$ab\$2:\$ab\$113)
Excel will add the \$ for you, then copy down

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Hope this help

Pls click the Yes button below if this post provide the answer you asked

cheers, francis
"abraun" <abraun@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F566456A-4E0F-46CD-BFEF-7CAB63EEA708@microsoft.com...
>I am using the following fomula
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
> the formulas works great, however in trying to copy the formula, it adds a
> number to the list values and looks like this.
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa3:\$aa114,Lists!\$ab3:ab114)
> the list I am wanting to work with starts at aa1 and ends at aa113, so
> this
> will not work.
> I do not want to edit the formula in each cell, as I am wanting to fill
> acouple thousand cells.
> any suggestions?

```
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xlsmate (17)
3/18/2009 4:53:20 PM
```You would probably also find it usefull to search the Help for "About cell
and range references" and read up on the "The difference between relative and
absolute references"

Mike

"abraun" wrote:

> I am using the following fomula
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa2:\$aa113,Lists!\$ab2:ab113)
> the formulas works great, however in trying to copy the formula, it adds a
> number to the list values and looks like this.
> =LOOKUP(c3,Lists!\$aa3:\$aa114,Lists!\$ab3:ab114)
> the list I am wanting to work with starts at aa1 and ends at aa113, so this
> will not work.
> I do not want to edit the formula in each cell, as I am wanting to fill
> acouple thousand cells.
> any suggestions?
```
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mikebres (18)
3/21/2009 11:13:01 AM

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