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Can I use a "Partial Match" Vlookup on a Pivot Table?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Gevans0666, Feb 11, 2019.

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    Gevans0666 Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2018
    Excel: I have a Pivot table on Sheet1 and a simple table on Sheet2

    I'm trying to 'partial match' vlookup from a pivot table as follows:

    Sheet1 1
    Pivot contains company name with ID number for row data and sales totals from Jan-Dec with Grand Total for column data. First 9 characters of name field are ID - then company name (ie 101236 - ABC Company)

    Sheet 2
    Table has Company Name only - therefore not an exact match - I can't change either so must do a partial match - is this possible?

    Without wildcard it results in #N/A
    Also tried with GETPIVOTDATA and result is #REF

    Here is my formula

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