I'm stumped!
Coworker creates "Sheet A" with invoice numbers
I use Monarch to extract invoice #'s and amounts from another report.
I do a pivot table to compile amounts by invoice. I copy those results to "Sheet Z".
I then do an @vlookup on Sheet A referencing Sheet Z (just the invoice # and amount).
It isn't working unless I go to Sheet Z and type over the invoice # (same number)! All invoice #'s are absolute and in the same font & alignment. Workbook has 10 yrs data. Has worked in past!

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Sounds like they’re getting formatted as text instead of number


What you select is important when you paste the data back in. It can change the data if you don't paste as values.

Are invoice #’s the left most column of the table your looking up?



Use TRIM(). Might have leading or trailing spaces


Okay, I'll try that.

Use Iferror(numbervalue(),trim()) for your lookup value.


Sounds like you need to use power query.


Have you tried trim to ensure no extra spaces


Using "trim" worked! Thanks so much everyone.


What error is the formula returning? Have you tried an index match instead? (I don’t use pivots in my role but I think their is some ‘Get Pivot Data’ setting, not sure if that is applicable though.)

The typical #N/A result. I don't know anything about using index.

Is it possible the data got read as text based? Try NumberValue() to convert. I had a to do this recently even though everything told me it should have been reading as a number value.

I will try that!

Type the number 1 in cell and copy that and go to the column on sheet z and select the whole column then go paste>paste special>multiply and then they should both lookup appropriately

Substitute(trim(),” “,””) should remove any spaces or weird stuff

Also could try vlookup(1*account number, invoice number column, whatever column you want to return, false)

Are you copying and pasting as values. Every time I have issues with lookups that seems
To be the problem, I forget that step

Yes I am.

Did you try this &”” ?

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