I have a table that looks like this:

A  |   B    | C
10 | Item x | 1
10 | Item y | 1
10 | Total  | 2
20 | Item x | 4
20 | Item z | 5
20 | Total  | 9

Now I would like to perform a multiple column lookup on this where I give the ID(A) and the Label(B) and get back the Value(C).

I tried this to get value 9 for id 20 and total label:


But I get #N/A no matches found error. What am I doing wrong here? Hint: the Total entry per ID does only exist one or none at all.


I was able to successfully execute your constructed formula.


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Most probably you have either white spaces before or after the text Total. You can use the following formula to check the length of the text for a column:


Removing those will (hopefully) yield 9. Good luck !!

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    ok. it wasn't the text, it was the ID. Somehow google thought it is of type text and wasn't able to find it. When I changed the ID column to numeric it worked – BaseBallBatBoy Feb 27 '15 at 12:18
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    @BaseBallBatBoy For the next time, it is better to share a spreadsheet with us. This way, it would have been clear from the start. Good thing you resolved the problem yourself and welcome on Web Applications !! – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Feb 27 '15 at 12:29

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