I thought I was doing the formula correctly using index-match but it's giving the wrong answer. I also tried a VLOOKUP, MATCH, and LOOKUP and still not getting the correct answer. I have a range with ID's and then names. In another column, I just have ID's not in any order. I am trying to match the names with the ID's from the first range. It seems pretty straight forward, but it keeps giving me incorrect names. I have searched with all of the above formulas, and I am pretty sure I did it right, but I know I am missing something. Thank you in advance for the help!


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Just add ,0 at the end of MATCH to find an exact match. If not it will find a similar one. If not you can change MATCH with XMATCH whose option by default is exact match!

See: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/12406049?hl=en-GB

  • When I tried that I got this error message: #N/A Did not find '260576' in MATCH evaluation. That's why I am confused. Jan 25, 2023 at 14:41
  • Ohhh, I see, you have A1:A12 instead of A1:A121 - then it won't find it. Adjust the range and the 0 in MATCH and it will work!
    – Martín
    Jan 25, 2023 at 14:44
  • Thank you once again! I knew I missed something easy and couldn't figure out why. Sorry- I should have seen it, but thank you!!! Jan 25, 2023 at 15:01
  • It happens! I'm glad it was useful!
    – Martín
    Jan 25, 2023 at 15:03

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