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VLOOKUP Formula Examples: The Comprehensive Guide
VLOOKUP function is one of the most popular functions in Microsoft Excel.  It provides a quick way of looking up a value and retrieving specific data from a table or range.  This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in the usage and syntax of VLOOKUP...
How to Solve 5 Common VLOOKUP Problems
VLOOKUP function is one of the most popular functions in Microsoft Excel.  It is reasonably important to be familiar with the common problems involving VLOOKUP and learning how to solve them.  This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in solving common VLOOKUP problems. Figure 1....
VLOOKUP with Table Array: 5 Best Practices
VLOOKUP function is one of the most popular and widely used functions in Microsoft Excel.  Learning a few tips would go a long way for us to be able to master the VLOOKUP function. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in learning the best...
How to Use VLOOKUP with Multiple Criteria
While working with Excel, there are instances when we need to lookup a value based on multiple criteria.  This can be done by modifying the lookup value in the VLOOKUP formula and modifying the source table accordingly.  This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in...
VLOOKUP from Another Sheet: Formula Examples
While working in Excel, we will often need to get values from another sheet. This is possible by using the VLOOKUP function. In this tutorial we will learn how to get values from another worksheet in Excel, using VLOOKUP function. Syntax of the VLOOKUP formula The generic formula for getting...
How to Pull Data from Another Sheet in Google Sheets
Pulling Data from another sheet in Google Sheets is a very simple process. This tutorial will walk through the steps to pull data from other sheets in Google Sheets Setting up the Data For this Example, we will use two Sheets. Sheet 1- cell A2 will be the formula cell....
How to Combine the SUMIF and VLOOKUP Functions in Excel
When we need to summarize the values in a dataset based on matching instances with single criteria then we use the SUMIF function. We can also nest the VLOOKUP function inside of the SUMIF function in order to make a dynamic SUMIF function. This tutorial will step through the process....
VLOOKUP vs. LOOKUP: How Are They Different?
The main difference between VLOOKUP and LOOKUP functions is the VLOOKUP is limited to vertical lookups only and the LOOKUP function has cross functionality which means that it can perform both vertical lookups and horizontal lookups. However, there are some other differences as well. We will step through some Examples...
Backwards VLOOKUP: A Quick Guide with Examples
The VLOOKUP function is very powerful. However, it is limited to only referencing data that is in the leftmost column of the table array. This tutorial will step through a simple alternative to VLOOKUP which allows for a reverse lookup Final Formula =INDEX(A3:B8,MATCH(E2,B3:B8,0),1) Figure 1. Backwards VLOOKUP Setting up the Data...
Examples of VLOOKUP with the IF Condition
The VLOOKUP function is a powerful one. When you combine it with the IF function, it can create a more dynamic formula Final Formula =VLOOKUP(7,A3:C27,IF(J3="Sales Rep",2,3),FALSE) Figure 1 - Final result Setting up the Data First, we will setup our data so that the Lookup Array is Column A, the...
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