Lookup function help please

I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up as 
#N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me where 
I'm going wrong

=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})

The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for VAT
=IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))

Many Thanks for your help
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Remove the quotations marks around the 1 in AU17's formula:
=IF(VC1="U",1, IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))


-- 
Best Regards,

Luke M
"Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> as
> #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> where
> I'm going wrong
>
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
>
> The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> VAT
> =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
>
> Many Thanks for your help 


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Luke
2/24/2010 4:35:33 PM
Remove all the quotes from around any numbers.

>=IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))

=IF(VC1="U",1,IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3,IF(VC1="P",4))))

>=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})

=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{0.175,0,0,0.05})

Alternative to LOOKUP:

=CHOOSE(AU17,0.175,0,0,0.05)

-- 
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> as
> #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> where
> I'm going wrong
>
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
>
> The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> VAT
> =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
>
> Many Thanks for your help 


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T
2/24/2010 4:38:35 PM
Your problem is the quote marks around the "1". Quotes make the cell text. 
Without quotes it's a number, and you need a number in your Lookup 
statement. So change AU17 to:
=IF(VC1="U",1,IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,""))))
I also changed your last IF statement to return nothing ("") if the 
condition is not met. Otherwise you would get FALSE.
The fact that there are spaces in the IF statement shown tells us you 
manually typed the formula into your e-mail. This is fraught with error. 
Always cut and paste your formula, to avoid typing errors.

Finally, it's very likely your Lookup formula should be:
=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{.175,0,0,0.05})

Regards,
Fred

"Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> as
> #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> where
> I'm going wrong
>
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
>
> The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> VAT
> =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
>
> Many Thanks for your help 

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Fred
2/24/2010 4:47:11 PM
Colette -

You had 1 being entered as text into AU17.  Try this:

=IF(VC1="U",1, IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))

-- 
Daryl S


"Colette" wrote:

> I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up as 
> #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me where 
> I'm going wrong
> 
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> 
> The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for VAT
> =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> 
> Many Thanks for your help
0
Utf
2/24/2010 5:03:01 PM
Thanks again for all suggestions...I'd been tearing my hair out for something 
that was 'staring me in the face'

Colette

"Colette" wrote:

> I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up as 
> #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me where 
> I'm going wrong
> 
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> 
> The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for VAT
> =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> 
> Many Thanks for your help
0
Utf
2/25/2010 10:25:01 AM
Thanks Daryl S

Colette

"Daryl S" wrote:

> Colette -
> 
> You had 1 being entered as text into AU17.  Try this:
> 
> =IF(VC1="U",1, IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> 
> -- 
> Daryl S
> 
> 
> "Colette" wrote:
> 
> > I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up as 
> > #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me where 
> > I'm going wrong
> > 
> > =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> > 
> > The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for VAT
> > =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> > 
> > Many Thanks for your help
0
Utf
2/27/2010 5:34:01 PM
Many Thanks T. Valko

Colette

"T. Valko" wrote:

> Remove all the quotes from around any numbers.
> 
> >=IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> 
> =IF(VC1="U",1,IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3,IF(VC1="P",4))))
> 
> >=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> 
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{0.175,0,0,0.05})
> 
> Alternative to LOOKUP:
> 
> =CHOOSE(AU17,0.175,0,0,0.05)
> 
> -- 
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
> 
> 
> "Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> > as
> > #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> > where
> > I'm going wrong
> >
> > =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> >
> > The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> > VAT
> > =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> >
> > Many Thanks for your help 
> 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
2/27/2010 5:35:01 PM
Many Thanks Luke

Colette

"Luke M" wrote:

> Remove the quotations marks around the 1 in AU17's formula:
> =IF(VC1="U",1, IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> 
> 
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Luke M
> "Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> > as
> > #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> > where
> > I'm going wrong
> >
> > =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> >
> > The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> > VAT
> > =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> >
> > Many Thanks for your help 
> 
> 
> .
> 
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Utf
2/27/2010 5:35:01 PM
Many Thanx Fred

Colette

"Fred Smith" wrote:

> Your problem is the quote marks around the "1". Quotes make the cell text. 
> Without quotes it's a number, and you need a number in your Lookup 
> statement. So change AU17 to:
> =IF(VC1="U",1,IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,""))))
> I also changed your last IF statement to return nothing ("") if the 
> condition is not met. Otherwise you would get FALSE.
> The fact that there are spaces in the IF statement shown tells us you 
> manually typed the formula into your e-mail. This is fraught with error. 
> Always cut and paste your formula, to avoid typing errors.
> 
> Finally, it's very likely your Lookup formula should be:
> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{.175,0,0,0.05})
> 
> Regards,
> Fred
> 
> "Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming up 
> > as
> > #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me 
> > where
> > I'm going wrong
> >
> > =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
> >
> > The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is for 
> > VAT
> > =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
> >
> > Many Thanks for your help 
> 
> .
> 
0
Utf
2/27/2010 5:35:01 PM
You're welcome!

-- 
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:A58E73D1-9833-4E34-AEF1-742D89E02B55@microsoft.com...
> Many Thanks T. Valko
>
> Colette
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> Remove all the quotes from around any numbers.
>>
>> >=IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
>>
>> =IF(VC1="U",1,IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3,IF(VC1="P",4))))
>>
>> >=LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
>>
>> =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{0.175,0,0,0.05})
>>
>> Alternative to LOOKUP:
>>
>> =CHOOSE(AU17,0.175,0,0,0.05)
>>
>> -- 
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "Colette" <Colette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4E549FD8-B906-4F04-8413-81E42AD9CFB8@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm trying to use the following LookUp function but it keeps on coming 
>> > up
>> > as
>> > #N/A for option 1 but seems to work for 2,3 and 4, can someone tell me
>> > where
>> > I'm going wrong
>> >
>> > =LOOKUP(AU17,{1,2,3,4},{".175","0","0","0.05"})
>> >
>> > The AU17 cell has the following formula in it, and it works - this is 
>> > for
>> > VAT
>> > =IF(VC1="U","1", IF(VC1="Z",2,IF(VC1="E",3, IF(VC1="P",4,))))
>> >
>> > Many Thanks for your help
>>
>>
>> .
>> 


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T
2/27/2010 8:28:57 PM
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