#### Vlookup across 3 worksheets

```Hi,

can't get one to match. I have a Vlookup formula that i can get to work
looking across 2 worksheets but when i add the 3rd it says "too many
arguments". my existing formula is:

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet2'!\$A\$4:\$AR\$98,11,FALSE),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE))

I want to add sheet 3 in there but it returns the error. I'm using
consistent formatting \$'s & the worksheets are uniformly set out.

Any help would be appreciated, especially understanding the brackets/equation.

Thanks
```
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Utf
2/4/2010 7:18:01 AM
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```Try the below which will lookup Sheet1,Sheet2, Sheet3.

If you have more sheets say 5 try changing "1:3" to "1:5"

Please note that this is an array formula. You create array formulas in the
same way that you create other formulas, except you press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to
enter the formula. If successful in 'Formula Bar' you can notice the curly
braces at both ends like "{=<formula>}"

=VLOOKUP(\$A97,INDIRECT("Sheet"&MATCH(TRUE,COUNTIF(
INDIRECT("Sheet"&ROW(INDIRECT("1:3"))&"!A:A"),\$A97)>0,0)&"!A:B"),2,0)

--
Jacob

"Ben" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> can't get one to match. I have a Vlookup formula that i can get to work
> looking across 2 worksheets but when i add the 3rd it says "too many
> arguments". my existing formula is:
>
> =IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet2'!\$A\$4:\$AR\$98,11,FALSE),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE))
>
> I want to add sheet 3 in there but it returns the error. I'm using
> consistent formatting \$'s & the worksheets are uniformly set out.
>
> Any help would be appreciated, especially understanding the brackets/equation.
>
> Thanks
```
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Utf
2/4/2010 7:28:01 AM
```Modified to suit your requirement..

array entered
=VLOOKUP(\$A97,INDIRECT("Sheet"&MATCH(TRUE,COUNTIF(INDIRECT("Sheet"&ROW(INDIRECT("1:3"))&"!A1:AR100"),\$A97)>0,0)&"!A1:AR100"),11,0)

OR your formula modified non-array formula

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet1!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0)),
IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet2!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0)),
IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet3!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0)),
"NotFound",VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet3!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0)),
VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet2!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0)),
VLOOKUP(\$A97,Sheet1!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,0))

--
Jacob

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

> Try the below which will lookup Sheet1,Sheet2, Sheet3.
>
> If you have more sheets say 5 try changing "1:3" to "1:5"
>
> Please note that this is an array formula. You create array formulas in the
> same way that you create other formulas, except you press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to
> enter the formula. If successful in 'Formula Bar' you can notice the curly
> braces at both ends like "{=<formula>}"
>
>
> =VLOOKUP(\$A97,INDIRECT("Sheet"&MATCH(TRUE,COUNTIF(
> INDIRECT("Sheet"&ROW(INDIRECT("1:3"))&"!A:A"),\$A97)>0,0)&"!A:B"),2,0)
>
> --
> Jacob
>
>
> "Ben" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > can't get one to match. I have a Vlookup formula that i can get to work
> > looking across 2 worksheets but when i add the 3rd it says "too many
> > arguments". my existing formula is:
> >
> > =IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet2'!\$A\$4:\$AR\$98,11,FALSE),VLOOKUP(\$A97,'sheet1'!\$A\$3:\$AR\$99,11,FALSE))
> >
> > I want to add sheet 3 in there but it returns the error. I'm using
> > consistent formatting \$'s & the worksheets are uniformly set out.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated, especially understanding the brackets/equation.
> >
> > Thanks
```
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Utf
2/4/2010 7:40:01 AM

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