Vlookup not updating

Unfortunately, if you set it to manual and forget about it, your formulas will not recalculate.

Select the cell that is not recalculating and, on the Home ribbon, check the number format. When a cell is formatted as Text, Excel makes no attempt to interpret the contents as a formula.

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After you change the format, you’ll need to reconfirm the formula by clicking in the Formula Bar and then pressing the Enter key.

Note: If you format a cell as General and you discover that Excel is changing it automatically to text, try setting it to Number.

The "V" in VLOOKUP stands for vertical, which means the data in the table must be arranged vertically, with data in rows. If you have a well structured table, with information arranged vertically, and a column on the left which you can use to match a row, you can probably use VLOOKUP.

VLOOKUP requires that the table be structured so that lookup values appear in the left-most column.

This means that VLOOKUP can only get data from columns to the right of first column in the table.

When lookup values appear in the first (leftmost) column, this limitation doesn't mean much, since all other columns are already to the right.Be aware that a circular reference can, in some instances, prevent Excel from calculating a formula.Correct the circular reference and recalculate your spreadsheet.You’ve created the reports for your management meeting, and, just before you print copies for the executives, you discover that the totals are all showing last month’s values. On the Formulas ribbon, look to the far right and click Calculation Options.On the dropdown list, verify that Automatic is selected.Look at the bottom of the Excel window for the words CIRCULAR REFERENCES.

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