# Excel - LOOKUP Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Use the HLOOKUP function in cell H11 to calculate freight cost based on the shipping class and state to which the shipment is going. Freight Cost can be referenced on the "Freight Cost" lookup table (range E5:N8). Be sure to use appropriate relative and absolute cell references. Hint: You will need to use a function within the HLOOKUP function to determine the appropriate row.
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Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:28
User 19/09/2018 - 02:28
yeah
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:28
I can help you with that problem, I'll be able to give you a solution and an explanation. Before we get started, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 problem per session with additional Q&A on that problem as time allows.
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:28
Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:28
May you please share the data you have so I can help you with your concern? You can also paste a sample data on the document preview pane.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:29
ok
User 19/09/2018 - 02:30
Use the HLOOKUP function in cell H11 to calculate freight cost based on the shipping class and state to which the shipment is going. Freight Cost can be referenced on the "Freight Cost" lookup table (range E5:N8). Be sure to use appropriate relative and absolute cell references. Hint: You will need to use a function within the HLOOKUP function to determine the appropriate row.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:30
and the question is this
User 19/09/2018 - 02:31
i cant find a function to search it
User 19/09/2018 - 02:31
is the hlookup only can find one data?
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:31
Based on what you've shared, you need HLOOKUP function to get the Freight Cost on cell H11 by using the Freight Cost table on range E5:N8. Do you believe that will address your problem?
User 19/09/2018 - 02:32
yes
User 19/09/2018 - 02:32
but now i m not sure about my range
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:32
Ok I'm going to create the formula needed to get the output you want. This should take me less than 20 minutes. If we need more than 20 minutes, you'll be able to extend the session up to 60 total minutes.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:33
thank you very much
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:34
I'll be working on the shared file. When our session is over you'll be able to access the solution in your session history by downloading the Excel File.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:34
ok
User 19/09/2018 - 02:40
Hi do I have to wait until the time is up?
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:42
Yes so we can have discussion once I'm done with the formula. But if you need to go, you can come back again later.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:42
ok i got u
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:45
I'm still working, I should have your solution soon.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:47
ok
User 19/09/2018 - 02:47
take ur time
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:51
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:52
Here's the formula you need: =HLOOKUP(\$B11,\$E\$5:\$N\$8,MATCH(\$F11,\$E\$5:\$E\$8,0),0)
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:53
It is a combination of HLOOKUP and MATCH function
User 19/09/2018 - 02:53
wow
User 19/09/2018 - 02:54
i didn't even know the MATCH function
User 19/09/2018 - 02:54
but thank you!
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:54
HLOOKUP function can only look horizontally across the table of freight cost to match the correct column corresponding to the state, and not down corresponding to the Shipping Class
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:54
You're welcome. :)
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:55
There was a hint on your question that you have to use other function within HLOOKUP "Hint: You will need to use a function within the HLOOKUP function to determine the appropriate row."
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:55
So with that, I believe that this is the best solution to your problem.
User 19/09/2018 - 02:55
yeah i saw that but how can i find a function within the hlookup function
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:56
User 19/09/2018 - 02:56
nope that's all
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:56
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Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:57
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Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 02:59
Hello are you still there?
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 03:00
Le me know if there's anything else I can assist you regarding this issue.
User 19/09/2018 - 03:01
ohoh
User 19/09/2018 - 03:01
sry
User 19/09/2018 - 03:02
i will close it my bad
Excelchat Expert 19/09/2018 - 03:02
No worries, thanks!
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