VLOOKUP reference another sheet with parents

edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet
04/30/19 Edited 12/09/19

We are looking to create a formula to reference a date in another sheet (sheet 2) and than see if the referenced date in (Sheet 2)is before or after the date in the formula sheet (sheet 1).

Forcing a check box or adding a visual identifier to the formula if it is true would be ideal.


I've created this VLOOKUP formula, but keep getting '#UNPARSEABLE'.

Sheet 2 does have parents and children, I selected the children under one parent in the formula below.


=VLOOKUP([$House Number],{TEST_TVMFF Creation Tracker 2019_TEST Range 4}, [House Number]2 ,[false]


([$House Number], - the number in sheet 1

TEST_TVMFF Creation Tracker 2019_TEST  - the name of sheet 2

[House Number]2 - the column number in sheet 2 I am looking to return the value of

[false] - exacte results


Thanks in advance.

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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 05/01/19

    Two very minor and easy to miss things...


    1: Your $ should be outside of the bracket


    2: That same piece is missing a row number.


    You have 

    [$House Number], 

    It should be 

    $[House Number]#

    where # is replaced either by an actual number or the @row reference.


    I am also unsure of your column number portion without being able to see some screenshots or something.

  • Thanks for the help Paul, I'll give it try with your suggestions.

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help. yes

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