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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.

Solved by M. B. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 02:28

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about Formulas.

User
19/09/2018 - 02:28

yeah

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 02:28

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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

Thank you for your patience.

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

Do you have any other questions about this problem and the solution?

User
19/09/2018 - 02:56

nope that's all

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19/09/2018 - 02:56

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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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19/09/2018 - 03:02

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