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LOOKUP: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use LOOKUP in Google Sheets?

The LOOKUP function in Google Sheets can be used to lookup a value in a table based on a given criteria. The function takes four arguments: the value to lookup, the table in which to lookup the value, the row number from which to start the lookup, and the column number from which to start the lookup. The function will return the value that is located in the given row and column in the table. If the value is not found in the table, the function will return the value #N/A.

What is the syntax of LOOKUP in Google Sheets?

The syntax of LOOKUP in Google Sheets is as follows:

=LOOKUP(lookup_value, lookup_vector, return_vector)

lookup_value is the value you want to look up. lookup_vector is the range of cells you want to look in for the lookup_value. return_vector is the range of cells you want the result to be put in.

What is an example of how to use LOOKUP in Google Sheets?

The LOOKUP function in Google Sheets can be used to lookup a value in a table or range of cells. The function takes four arguments: the value to lookup, the table or range of cells to lookup in, the column number to lookup in, and the row number to lookup in. For example, if you wanted to lookup the value "Apple" in the range A1:A10, you would use the following function: =LOOKUP("Apple",A1:A10,2,4)

When should you not use LOOKUP in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use LOOKUP in Google Sheets. First, if you are looking for a value in a table that is not in the first column, you should use the VLOOKUP function instead. Second, if you are looking for a value that is not in the first row, you should use the HLOOKUP function instead. Third, if you are looking for a value that is not in the table at all, you should use the INDEX function instead. Finally, if you are looking for a value that is in the table, but not in the row or column that you specify, you will get the wrong value back. In these cases, you should use the MATCH function instead.

What are some similar formulae to LOOKUP in Google Sheets?

The LOOKUP function in Google Sheets is similar to other lookup functions in other software programs. In Excel, the LOOKUP function is similar to the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions. The VLOOKUP function searches for a value in the first column of a table and returns the value in the same row in the second column. The HLOOKUP function searches for a value in the first row of a table and returns the value in the same column in the second row.

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