SOLUTION: Use IFERROR function to address BOTH possibilities: IFERROR(VLOOKUP(TEXT(A1,0),$A$1:$A$100,1,FALSE),VLOOKUP(VALUE(A1),$A$1:$A$100,1,FALSE)). Hope this helps.

## How to vlookup numbers stored as text in Excel?

Supposing, I have the following data range, the ID number in the original table is number format, in the lookup cell which is stored as text, when I apply the normal VLOOKUP function, I will get an error result as below screenshot shown. In this case, how could I get the correct information if the lookup number and original number in table have the different data format?

#### ** Vlookup numbers stored as text with formulas**

If your lookup number is stored as text, and the original number in the table is real number format, please apply the following formula to return the correct result:

Enter this formula: **=VLOOKUP(VALUE(G1),A2:D15,2,FALSE)** into a blank cell where you want to locate the result, and press **Enter** key to return the corresponding information you need, see screenshot:

**Notes:**

1. In the above formula: * G1* is the criteria that you want to lookup,

*is the table range which contains the data that you want to use, and the number*

**A2:D15***indicates the column number which has the corresponding value you want to return.*

**2**2. If your lookup value is number format, and the ID number in the original table is stored as text, the above formula will not work, you should apply this formula: **=VLOOKUP(TEXT(G1,0),A2:D15,2,FALSE)** to get the correct result as you need.

3. If you are not sure when you'll have numbers and when you'll have text, you can use this formula: **=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(VALUE(G1),A2:D15,2,0),VLOOKUP(TEXT(G1,0),A2:D15,2,0))** to handle both cases.

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