I need a custom function to lookup both a cell value and copy the source format. I have a list of values in two columns. The first is of integers and the second column is the corresponding text values. For example:

A B

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1 My first value

**2 My second value**

*3 My third value*

I want to lookup the value I provide as it corresponds to those in column A. Based on the row number of the cell found with the matching value in column A, it will select the corresponding value in column B. This is easy enough with the LOOKUP() function in Excel. However, I want to ALSO copy the text formatting of the cell in column B.

Initially I approached this using a VBA function but unfortunately a function cannot change the formatting of a cell. Would appreciate ideas on how to approach.