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VLOOKUP: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use VLOOKUP in Excel?

VLOOKUP is a function in Excel that allows you to look up information in a table. The function takes four arguments: the table to look in, the column number to look in, the row number to look at, and the value to look for. For example, if you wanted to find the price of a product in a table of prices, you could use the VLOOKUP function with the following arguments: =VLOOKUP("Product Name", "Table of Prices", 2, "Price")

What is the syntax of VLOOKUP in Excel?

The syntax of VLOOKUP is as follows: VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, column_index, [range_lookup]) lookup_value is the value that you are looking for in the first column of table_array. table_array is the range of cells that contains the data that you are looking for. column_index is the column number in table_array that contains the value that you are looking for. range_lookup is optional. If you omit range_lookup, Excel will assume that you want an exact match. If you include range_lookup, Excel will look for a match that is less than or equal to the lookup_value.

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

VLOOKUP is a function in Excel that allows you to search for a value in a table and return the corresponding value from a different column in the table. For example, if you have a table of employee data with employee ID numbers in the first column and employee names in the second column, you can use VLOOKUP to find the employee name corresponding to a given employee ID number. The syntax for using VLOOKUP is as follows: VLOOKUP(value, table, column, [range])value: The value to be looked up in the tabletable: The table of data from which to retrieve a valuecolumn: The column in the table from which to retrieve a valuerange: (Optional) The range of cells in the table from which to retrieve a value. If omitted, the function will return the value from the first column in the table. For example, if you want to find the employee name for employee ID number 123, you would enter the following formula into a cell: =VLOOKUP(123,EmployeeData,2,2) The function will return the value "Jane" if you enter it into a cell.

When should you not use VLOOKUP in Excel?

VLOOKUP should not be used when the first column of the lookup table is not ascending in alphabetical order. Additionally, VLOOKUP should not be used when the lookup table is located in a different workbook.

What are some similar formulae to VLOOKUP in Excel?

VLOOKUP is a function in Excel that allows you to search for a value in a table of data and return the corresponding value from another column in the table. There are a few other functions in Excel that allow you to search for values in tables of data and return corresponding values from other columns in the table. The HLookup function allows you to search for a value in a table of data and return the corresponding value from a specific row in the table. The LOOKUP function allows you to search for a value in a table of data and return the corresponding value from a specific column in the table. The INDEX function allows you to return a value from a table of data based on the row and column position of the value.

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