## Why is my INDEX match returning the wrong value?

Re: Index Match Match – wrong value returned Your problem was that your range of menu lookup and your definition to Table1 did not correspond. Once you have defined a table any names you need for validation or to identify parts of the table can be defined in terms of the structured references.

**How INDEX and match function works together?**

The INDEX MATCH formula is the combination of two functions in Excel: INDEX and MATCH. =INDEX() returns the value of a cell in a table based on the column and row number. =MATCH() returns the position of a cell in a row or column.

**How do I fix #na error in Excel?**

To fix this, make sure that the range referenced by the array formula has the same number of rows and columns as the range of cells in which the array formula was entered, or enter the array formula into fewer or more cells to match the range reference in the formula.

### Does index match return first value?

Bookmark this question. Show activity on this post. Column A has a list of values which need to be matched with Column B.

**Does index match need to be sorted?**

Use this match_type only for specific reasons, and always with data sorted in ascending order. If the data isn’t in ascending order, MATCH sometimes returns incorrect results or incorrect #N/A values.

**When should I use index match vs Vlookup?**

The Difference Between VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH

- VLOOKUP is a single formula that does all the lookup-and-fetch, but with INDEX/MATCH, you need to use both the functions in the formula.
- INDEX/MATCH can more advanced lookup – such as lookup to the left of the dataset, make row/column value dynamic, etc.

#### Why is my match formula not working?

If you believe that the data is present in the spreadsheet, but MATCH is unable to locate it, it may be because: The cell has unexpected characters or hidden spaces. The cell may not be formatted as a correct data type. For example, the cell has numerical values, but it may be formatted as Text.

**Why do I keep getting N A in Vlookup?**

What Does the #N/A Result Actually Mean? #N/A is an abbreviation for “not available”, which means that the search cannot return a value or did not find a match. This result can be returned even though there are matches in the column if the VLOOKUP’s syntax is not formed correctly.

**Why is Xlookup not available?**

XLOOKUP was introduced after Excel 2019 was launched. All new functions come only in Office 365. Hence, you won’t have XLOOKUP in Excel 2019. When new version of Excel is launched say Excel 2022, then all new functions rolled between Excel 2019 and launch of Excel 2022 will become part of Excel 2022.

## Why is match function not working?

Lookup Column – lock both vertically&horizontally ($in front of letters&numbers)

**Why is match not working?**

If you’re a 401(k) plan saver, odds are you are getting a “match” from your employer. But there’s a catch — that free money may not belong to you yet In some cases, they must work at a company at least six years before the funds are theirs

**How to use index match instead of VLOOKUP?**

#1 – LOOKUP Function as Vlookup Alternatives. Here we use lookup and index match as alternatives to vlookup in excel.

### How to index match with multiple criteria?

Open the INDEX function in cell B15.