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XLOOKUP: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use XLOOKUP in Excel?

XLOOKUP is a function in Excel that allows you to lookup information in a table based on a specific value. You can use XLOOKUP to lookup values in a vertical or horizontal table. To use XLOOKUP, you first need to create a table of data with the information you want to lookup. The table should have at least one column of values that you want to lookup, and one column of corresponding values that you want to return. Next, you need to enter the XLOOKUP function into a cell, and specify the value you want to lookup, and the table you want to lookup in. The XLOOKUP function will return the corresponding value from the table.

What is the syntax of XLOOKUP in Excel?

The syntax of the XLOOKUP function in Excel is as follows:

XLOOKUP( lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, range_lookup)

The lookup_value is the value that you want to find in the table_array. The table_array is the range of cells that contains the data that you want to use for the lookup. The col_index_num is the column number in the table_array that contains the value that you want to find. The range_lookup is a boolean value that specifies whether you want to find an exact match or an approximate match. If you set the range_lookup to TRUE, Excel will search for an approximate match. If you set the range_lookup to FALSE, Excel will search for an exact match.

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

An example of how to use XLOOKUP in Excel is to find the average of a list of numbers. First, list the numbers in a column. In the next column, use the XLOOKUP function to find the average of the numbers in the first column. The function takes four arguments: the lookup value, the table array, the column number, and the range lookup. The lookup value is the number you are looking for the average of. The table array is the list of numbers you are looking for the average of. The column number is the column that the lookup value is in. The range lookup is optional and is used to tell the function whether to find an exact match or to find the closest match. If you do not include the range lookup, the function will find the closest match.

When should you not use XLOOKUP in Excel?

There are a few occasions when XLOOKUP should not be used in Excel. One instance is when the data you are looking up is not in the first column of the table. Another time you should not use XLOOKUP is when the table you are looking up data in has more than one column of data with the same name. In this case, the function will return the value from the first instance of the data it finds. If you need to return data from a specific instance of a column with the same name, you can use the INDEX function instead.

What are some similar formulae to XLOOKUP in Excel?

XLOOKUP is similar to the VLOOKUP function in Excel. Both functions allow you to lookup values in a table of data. The XLOOKUP function is also similar to the INDEX function. The INDEX function allows you to lookup values in a table of data and return the corresponding row and column number.

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