Can I compose a VLOOKUP formula that looks left instead of right. I have data in C10 and want to go left 4 cells and get that data. Can this be done. I don't think so but I'm no expert in VLOOKUP.

VLOOKUP works from left to right. 4 cells left of C10? There aren't 4 columns to the left of column C. You can use something like this: =INDEX(range,MATCH(lookup_value,lookup_array,0)) -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP

If the functions in the freely downloadable file at http://home.pacbell.net/beban are available to your workbook, you might want to consider the VLookupLeft function. Alan Beban