Excel - How to Use a VLOOKUP Formula - Expert Solution

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Question 5. In cell B18, create a formula using nested IF functions and VLOOKUP functions to determine what to do with the returns. Use the lookup table in the Return Data worksheet. Refer to Figure 8-46 for some hints on how to create the formula.
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Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:45
Welcome, thank you for choosing Got It Pro-Excel! I'll be glad to assist you with your concern. :)
User 08/09/2018 - 09:46
Thank you I'am having trouble with this portion of my homework.
User 08/09/2018 - 09:46
can i send you the excel file to show you?
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:46
Sure thing, let me help you with that. Can you provide the file you're working on for us to better assess? Thanks!
User 08/09/2018 - 09:46
this is it.
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User 08/09/2018 - 09:48
I'am on the return routing portion and it says for me to make an if nested and vlookup function for B18 and I can't solve it
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:49
Okay, so just to clarify, we need to return the correct inventory cart based on the selected department and resolution, and using the return data sheet as our reference. Is this correct? :)
User 08/09/2018 - 09:49
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:50
Nice. Let me work on it for a while and update you the soonest! Just a reminder, we have a certain "one questions per session policy". For this session, we'll look at the one we just discuss. I'll let you know when I'm done. :)
User 08/09/2018 - 09:50
Okay sounds good thank you so much!
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:52
Btw, do you have an image of figure 8-46? It may be best if we can pattern the solution on that figure, since many alternatives exist, and the homework maybe requiring a certain one.
User 08/09/2018 - 09:53
Yes I will take a quick picture and upload it real quick for you.
User 08/09/2018 - 09:58
sorry i am having problems with my computer right now
User 08/09/2018 - 09:58
but i will try to get it as soon as i can
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:58
Noted on that. I can just provide to you the simplest formula so far. :)
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:59
Please check on the attached file for your review.
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Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 09:59
I used an additional IFERROR and OR function for this particular solution.
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:00
Basically, the OR function checks whether cells B9, B14 OR B16 are blank. If at least one is blank, the formula just gives a blank value.
User 08/09/2018 - 10:00
User 08/09/2018 - 10:00
i have actually found it on google of the ebook and it has the figure in it sorry for the wait
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:02
Nice! It actually cleared out one thing, which is that the lookup value is just based on cell B14.
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:03
This will allow us for a much simpler formula.
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:06
Okay, after analyzing the figure and the file provided, I believe it's not in the Return Data that we need to reference the inventory cart, but on the Return Table worksheet.
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:07
This would allow us the necessary nested IF and VLOOKUP functions, which I thought was completely unnecessary for this concern.
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:09
Likewise, the drop down list for B14 is as well incorrectly referenced. Don't worry though, as these has all been corrected for us to proceed. :)
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:10
And last one thing, the book requires us to define a custom table name for the return table, which was just done. Now, we can move forward with how the book requires us to do this function.
User 08/09/2018 - 10:11
Awsome! thanks again sorry if I caused any problems in my excel spreadsheet. :(
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:11
It's alright. We always start somewhere and we learn along the way. Let me work on the nested IF and VLOOKUp function for a while and update you the soonest! ;)
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:14
Already done! Please see attached for your review. :)
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Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:15
Just as what the book provided, the formulas include a nested IF and VLOOKUP solution to return the correct inventory cart based on department and resolution.
User 08/09/2018 - 10:17
Thank you so much for everything you are the best!!!!
Excelchat Expert 08/09/2018 - 10:18
Nice! You can now end the session via the button on your upper right (sorry, can't do it from our end). I would also appreciate it if you can leave a great feedback after this.Thanks so much for using Got it pro and have a nice day! :)
User 08/09/2018 - 10:18
You got it you Sir/Lady deserve a raise! You Rock!!

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