Excel formula not updating

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The best way to prevent this error is to leverage the help text that pops up when you are writing the INDEX MATCH formula.Once you get to the MATCH section, it will clearly display all the different pieces of syntax you need ( input, a useful pop-up appears and shows you both your input options as well as a description of what each input does.To do this on a grand scale, I do a Find "=" & Replace with "=" for the whole workbook. The following article provides the most likely causes of your problems with using INDEX MATCH.However, if you’re dealing with a large data set or database, where you can’t see all the way down your columns in a single screen, this mistake is much more likely to occur.The easy fix to this is to check the numbers on your array references.

that is interfering with the normal operations of Excel.

As a personal gripe, I’d much prefer Excel to show me an error message when I’ve forgotten pieces of syntax, rather than making an assumption on my behalf.

When it comes to INDEX MATCH, this assumption error occurs in the MATCH portion of the syntax.

You’re supposed to reference your return column first, then reference your lookup value and lookup column.

It’s understandable that, if you were to try to work this out intuitively, you might reference the lookup column first and the return column second because generally, that is how your data will be setup.

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