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March 2nd 17, 08:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

....with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

The lookup table is:

Type Fee WC
0 \$0.00 \$0.00
\$ -\$2.45 -\$2.45
app \$0.00 \$0.00
cc -\$2.45 -\$2.45
hhv -\$2.45 -\$2.45
ns -\$0.50 -\$0.50
v -\$0.50 -\$5.50
x -\$2.45 -\$2.45

The problems are two-fold:

1) The VLOOKUP doesn't seem to be able to handle a literal "?", thus
necessitating the 1st IF(). Is there any way to include a "Type" of "?" in my
table?

2) The only difference between the table's "Fee" and "WC" columns is the "v"
value. This is handled by the 2nd IF(). Is there a better way to deal with
this?

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March 2nd 17, 09:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

Hi Auric,

Am Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:17:27 -0000 (UTC) schrieb Auric__:

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

...with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

try:
=IFERROR(IF(AND(AE16="v",AG16="w"),-5.5,VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!\$C\$1:\$E\$20,2,0)),"")

Regards
Claus B.
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March 2nd 17, 09:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

Claus Busch wrote:

Hi Auric,

Am Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:17:27 -0000 (UTC) schrieb Auric__:

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

...with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

try:
=IFERROR(IF(AND(AE16="v",AG16="w"),-5.5,VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!\$C\$1:\$E\$20,
2,0)),"")

I don't think I really like that. I was hoping that there would be something
simpler than what I already have. And that still doesn't seem to be able to
handle a literal "?" in the table.

Also, why limit the table to 20 rows? I used the entire columns to plan for
whatever future expansion may happen. (I doubt the table will ever reach as
many as 20 rows, but I see no reason to introduce artificial limits.)

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#4
March 3rd 17, 07:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

Claus Busch wrote:

Hi Auric,

Am Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:17:27 -0000 (UTC) schrieb Auric__:

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

...with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

try:
=IFERROR(IF(AND(AE16="v",AG16="w"),-5.5,VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!\$C\$1:\$E\$20,
2,0)),"")

I don't think I really like that. I was hoping that there would be
something simpler than what I already have. And that still doesn't
seem to be able to handle a literal "?" in the table.

Also, why limit the table to 20 rows? I used the entire columns to
plan for whatever future expansion may happen. (I doubt the table
will ever reach as many as 20 rows, but I see no reason to introduce
artificial limits.)

The literal "?" is a common wildcard character; -pad it with a space
character and the vlookup works! Better, though, to not use it as
lookup value.<g

Also, you might want to make your lookup table a dynamic named range.
This will limit the search to only data rows rather than forcing it to
search entire columns!

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#5
March 3rd 17, 12:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

GS wrote:

Claus Busch wrote:

Hi Auric,

Am Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:17:27 -0000 (UTC) schrieb Auric__:

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

...with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

try:
=IFERROR(IF(AND(AE16="v",AG16="w"),-5.5,VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!\$C\$1:
\$E\$20,2,0)),"")

I don't think I really like that. I was hoping that there would be
something simpler than what I already have. And that still doesn't
seem to be able to handle a literal "?" in the table.

Also, why limit the table to 20 rows? I used the entire columns to
plan for whatever future expansion may happen. (I doubt the table
will ever reach as many as 20 rows, but I see no reason to introduce
artificial limits.)

The literal "?" is a common wildcard character; -pad it with a space
character and the vlookup works! Better, though, to not use it as
lookup value.<g

Hmm... It hadn't occured to me that vlookup would use wildcards. The "?" is
just used as a placeholder, so I suppose I could replace it with something
else, if I must. (I use "?" to indicate "don't know what this one is yet".
It works for me and I've been doing it for a few years.)

A few seconds of experimenting suggests that "!", "#", "-", and a handful of
Unicode characters would work if I wrap the vlookup in a different iferror:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16="w",3,2 )),"")

....but I like that even less than what I already have.

Also, you might want to make your lookup table a dynamic named range.
This will limit the search to only data rows rather than forcing it to
search entire columns!

I'm fairly sure that Excel is smart enough to ignore empty cells in the
table, and I *know* it's smart enough to not search outside the used range
between "C:E" and "C1:E20"... I'll probably keep using the entire columns.

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March 3rd 17, 04:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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VLOOKUP questions

GS wrote:

Claus Busch wrote:

Hi Auric,

Am Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:17:27 -0000 (UTC) schrieb Auric__:

I replaced this formula:

=IF(AE16="v",IF(AG16="w",-5.5,-0.5),IF(AE16="ns",-0.5,IF(OR(AE16="x",
AE16="\$",AE16="hhv",AE16="cc"),-2.45,IF(AE16="app",0,""))))

...with this VLOOKUP:

=IF(AE16="?","",VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16= "w",3,2)))

try:
=IFERROR(IF(AND(AE16="v",AG16="w"),-5.5,VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!\$C\$1:
\$E\$20,2,0)),"")

I don't think I really like that. I was hoping that there would be
something simpler than what I already have. And that still doesn't
seem to be able to handle a literal "?" in the table.

Also, why limit the table to 20 rows? I used the entire columns to
plan for whatever future expansion may happen. (I doubt the table
will ever reach as many as 20 rows, but I see no reason to
introduce artificial limits.)

The literal "?" is a common wildcard character; -pad it with a space
character and the vlookup works! Better, though, to not use it as
lookup value.<g

Hmm... It hadn't occured to me that vlookup would use wildcards. The
"?" is just used as a placeholder, so I suppose I could replace it
with something else, if I must. (I use "?" to indicate "don't know
what this one is yet". It works for me and I've been doing it for a
few years.)

A few seconds of experimenting suggests that "!", "#", "-", and a
handful of Unicode characters would work if I wrap the vlookup in a
different iferror:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(AE16,defaults!C:E,IF(AG16="w",3,2 )),"")

...but I like that even less than what I already have.

Also, you might want to make your lookup table a dynamic named
range. This will limit the search to only data rows rather than
forcing it to search entire columns!

I'm fairly sure that Excel is smart enough to ignore empty cells in
the table, and I *know* it's smart enough to not search outside the
speed difference between "C:E" and "C1:E20"... I'll probably keep
using the entire columns.

The idea is to strive for optimal performance which, of course, is
subject to the nature of the sheet layout.

I suspect the lookup uses UsedRange to establish ubounds. Note that
this may include empty cells beyond the data area. To determine if
extraneous cells exist, Ctrl+End should take you to the last data
row/col intersection. (Delete the extraneous rows/cols and save, then
Ctrl+End will locate properly)

Wait until you encounter a large table of data; -you'll notice it then.
Also, the Excel functions use C++ and so will always be fast[er] than
VBA.

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