Ignoring a date in a lookup value in order to work a VLOOKUP formula

Windows XP Discussion in 'Windows' started by heidi, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. heidi


    Oct 22, 2008
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    I would like to use a VLOOKUP formula in my bank statement sheets in order to populate item codes from a lookup table. Some of the entries (lookup values) in a statement contain a date in the form of ddmmm (e.i. 21JUL). Is there a way of creating a VLOOKUP formula that will ignore the date in the lookup value and therefore populate correct item codes into the statement sheets...for example I have several instances of the entry BANK TRANSFER ON ddmmm, where ddmmm is the date (21JUL, 11AUG, 05SEP). I would create a lookup table with a single entry BANK TRANSFER ON and the VLOOKUP formula will recognise this entry ignoring the date in the lookup value.
    Hope it makes sense. Thank you in advance. Heidi
    heidi, Oct 22, 2008
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