VLOOKUP match first n characters and return to another column in Excel
Sometimes, you may want to look up a value which match the first n characters to a given data, then return the relative data in another column as below screenshot shown. Here, this article provides a VLOOKUP formula to handle this job.
Select a cell that you will place the returning value in, then type this formula
Then press Enter key to get the result.
B1 is the first cell of the column you want to sum up the rows.
Above formula is case insensitive.
Note: If you want to look up a value then return to another column, you can use the Look up a value in list function of Kutools for Excel to quickly handle it as below screenshot show.
Free install Kutools for Excel now.
Click to download the sample file
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