Index Match formula returning #NOMATCH, can search type be a formula?

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I am attempting to create an Index(Match( formula to pull job names based on a job number, but I am getting a #NO MATCH error. I have used this formula hundreds of times, so I am wondering if this is because my Match search type pulls from a cell that is also a formula?? Any workarounds?

This is my sheet, I want to use the job number to reference another sheet and pull the job name:

In example 1 for 19407, the job is not found under In Progress, but is in Closed.



If it matters, the formula in the Primary (JOBS) column is:

=IFERROR(LEFT(String@row, FIND(",", String@row) - 1), "")

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee
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    Hi @Natalia Kataoka

    It looks like you formula may be turning the numerical values into a text string, which would then not be seen as a match in your source sheet if the Job No. is numerical.

    Try wrapping the VALUE function around that referenced cell, like so:

    =INDEX({Master - Closed Jobs - name}, MATCH(VALUE([Primary Column]@row), {Master - Closed Jobs - Job no}, 0))

    Let me know if this worked!

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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