Advanced Functions Lesson
Using V LOOK Up
The VLOOKUP function belongs to the Lookup & Reference category; you can use it to find data in a table where the data is laid out vertically. There are four parts in a VLOOKUP function, and it has the following syntax:
=VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup])
Create a VLOOKUP Function
To create a VLOOKUP by manually entering it:
1. Enter =VLOOKUP(.
2. In Lookup_value, enter the value you wish to find, followed by a comma. This can be a cell reference, text, or number.
3. In Table_array, enter the range of cells or table that contains the value you want to find, followed by a comma. The table array can be a defined range or table or a range of cells that may need to be absolute.
4. In Col_index_num, enter the column number within the table array that you want to return when the value you want to find has been found, followed by a comma.
5. Enter False or 0 for an exact match, or enter True or 1 for an approximate match.
6. Complete the formula with a closing parenthesis ) and then select enter.
Which function is correctly written?
Secret to VLOOKUP
Tip: The secret to VLOOKUP is to organize your data so that the value you look up (Fruit) is to the left of the return value (Amount) you want to find. Go to this website for more information:
What was the warning about the organization of a table that you are referencing in a VLOOKUP function?
In the video, why did some of the results read #N/A instead of producing accurate results?
Which keyboard shortcut will help you quickly make a range of cells absolute?
You can use the HLOOKUP function to find data in a table where the data you need to retrieve is laid out horizontally. There are four components in the HLOOKUP function, which belongs to the Lookup & Reference category. The HLOOKUP function is the same as VLOOKUP except that it checks for a row value rather than a column value. The syntax for HLOOKUP is
=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, row_index_num, [range_lookup]).
What is the difference between HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP?
Tip: Try using the new XLOOKUP function, an improved version of VLOOKUP that works in any direction and returns exact matches by default, making it easier and more convenient to use than its predecessor.
Use the XLOOKUP function to find things in a table or range by row. For example, look up the price of an automotive part by the part number, or find an employee name based on their employee ID. With XLOOKUP, you can look in one column for a search term, and return a result from the same row in another column, regardless of which side the return column is on.