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XMATCH: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use XMATCH in Excel?

XMATCH is a function in Excel that allows you to search for a value in a range of cells and return the relative position of that value. You can use XMATCH to return the position of a value in a list, or to find the position of a value in a table.

What is the syntax of XMATCH in Excel?

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

XMATCH(lookup_value, lookup_array, match_type)

The first argument, lookup_value, is the value that you want to find in the lookup_array. The second argument, lookup_array, is the range of cells that you want to look in for the lookup_value. The third argument, match_type, is the type of comparison that you want Excel to use when looking for the lookup_value. The possible values for match_type are as follows:

1 - Exact match 2 - Partial match 3 - Wildcard match 4 - Text string match

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

The Excel XMATCH function can be used to return the position of a value in a list. The syntax for the function is XMATCH(value, list, [match_type]). The value is the value you are looking for in the list, the list is the list of values you are comparing to, and the match_type is the type of comparison to be made. The possible match_types are 0 (exact match), 1 (case-sensitive match), and 2 (numeric match). An example of how to use XMATCH is shown below.

In the example, the XMATCH function is used to return the position of the value "Apple" in the list of fruits. The match_type is set to 1 (case-sensitive match) so that the function will return the position of the value "Apple" only if it is typed in upper case. The result of the function is 2, which indicates that the value "Apple" is the second value in the list.

When should you not use XMATCH in Excel?

XMATCH should not be used when there is no corresponding value in the lookup table. Additionally, XMATCH should not be used when the lookup table is sorted in ascending order and the column that the value is being searched for is not the first column.

What are some similar formulae to XMATCH in Excel?

The Excel XMATCH function returns the position of a value in a list. The following are some similar formulae to XMATCH in Excel:

-VLOOKUP: The VLOOKUP function searches for a value in the first column of a table and returns the corresponding value in the second column.

-MATCH: The MATCH function searches for a value in a list and returns the position of the value.

-INDEX: The INDEX function returns the value at a given position in a list.

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