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HLOOKUP: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use HLOOKUP in Excel?

HLOOKUP is a function in Excel that allows you to look up values in a table. You can use HLOOKUP to find values in a table based on a specific column number and row number. You can also use HLOOKUP to find values in a table based on a specific cell reference.

What is the syntax of HLOOKUP in Excel?

The HLOOKUP function in Excel allows you to lookup values in a horizontal table array. The syntax for HLOOKUP is as follows:

=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, column_index, range_lookup)

lookup_value is the value you are looking up in the table array.

table_array is the table array you are looking up values in.

column_index is the column number in the table array that you want to return the value from.

range_lookup is optional and can be either TRUE or FALSE. If TRUE, Excel will return the closest match to the lookup_value. If FALSE, Excel will return the exact match to the lookup_value.

What is an example of how to use HLOOKUP in Excel?

An example of how to use HLOOKUP in Excel is to find the price of a product that is sold in a store. The store's inventory list might have a list of products with their prices, and the HLOOKUP function can be used to find the price of a product that is specified by the user. The user would first need to input the list of products and their corresponding prices into a spreadsheet. Next, the user would need to input the price that they want to find into a cell in the spreadsheet. Finally, the user would need to use the HLOOKUP function to find the price of the product that is specified by the user. The HLOOKUP function would look something like this: =HLOOKUP(A2,B2:C14,2,FALSE)

When should you not use HLOOKUP in Excel?

There are several instances in which you should not use HLOOKUP in Excel. One is if you are trying to lookup a value in a row that is above or below the current row. For example, if you are trying to lookup the value in row five in row two, HLOOKUP will not return the correct value. Another instance in which you should not use HLOOKUP is if the value you are trying to lookup is not in the first column of the table you are using as your lookup range.

What are some similar formulae to HLOOKUP in Excel?

There are many similar formulae to HLOOKUP in Excel. One such formula is VLOOKUP, which stands for vertical lookup. This formula allows you to look up information in a table that is arranged in vertical columns. Another similar formula is INDEX and MATCH. This formula allows you to look up information in a table that is arranged in horizontal rows. It also allows you to specify the location of the information that you are looking for. Another similar formula is CHOOSE. This formula allows you to choose a specific value from a list of values.

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