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What is lookup & vlookup function in excel & how can we use it.

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May I know the Formula for the VLOOKUP

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Dear sourabh, lookup function is used, when you're trying to use some calculation using a small parameter, vlookup = vertical lookup, so when you're using a vertical parameter you must use vlookup and hlookup for using horizontal parameter,so you act as if you had a small database which is used to help your formula.

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I love vlookup! Suppose you have 1 worksheet with song numbers and titles in Row 1, Cols A:B: Song# Title 123 Love Me Tender 234 Blue Suede Shoes 345 Dixie Another worksheet has song number and performer in Row 1, Cols A:B Song# Performer 123 Elvis Presley 234 Carl Perkins 456 Cher Notice there is NO performer for song number 345 in the 2nd worksheet. Now in the 1st work sheet, cell C2 insert this LOOKUP function: =LOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B) Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 in Col C. You should get a Performer for all songs even though there is not a song number 345 in the performer worksheet. Help me out Mr. VLOOKUP. Insert this VLOOKUP function in cell C2 of the first worksheet: =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,0) Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 Col C. You should get the performer names for the 1st 2 songs, but not for 345 Dixie. The result should be #N/A. That means VLOOKUP could not find a DIRECT match for song 345 in the second worksheet. That is why I prefer VLOOKUP over LOOKUP. I have found this explaination of the VLOOKUP parameters helpful: 1. Needle (A2) 2. Haystack (Sheet2!A:B) 3. RELATIVE Col containing result (2) 4. Need DIRECT MATCH ONLY (0) Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

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What is vlook up & what is hlook up?

The VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions contain an argument called range_lookup that allows you to find an exact match to your lookup value without sorting the lookup table

I have posted below link to know more .Please have a look..

http://www.howtodothings.com/computers-internet/how-to-use-the-vlookup-and-hlookup-functions-in-microsoft-excel
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181213

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/vlookup-HP005209335.aspx

http://www.timeatlas.com/5_minute_tips/general/learning_vlookup_in_excel

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Mar 14, 2011 | Microsoft Excel for PC

I have a drop down list attached to a cell. What i want is to display the text from another cell that is linked to the info in the drop down list when select

I assume your question is regarding Microsoft Excel 2007. You have to use the Lookup Functions to get your data. Use the "VLookup" function to find out info matching the selection if your lookup data (i.e. data in the drop-down) is organized as rows and the linked data is in corresponding columns.

Feb 28, 2011 | Microsoft Office Computers & Internet

What is vlookup in ms excel

It is a function in excel that will look up to a value or data located in different sheet or in different cells. It is very helpful function to look for a bunch of data and compair and extract the exact information. syntax: =vlookup(lookup_value,table_array, col_index_num,[range_lookup])

Aug 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

What is formula new excell

I certainly can't take the time to explain v lookup to you in this forum, but I can direct you to several sites that you can familiarize yourself with it. It's going to take you time to to understand it.

http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/vlookup.php

Jun 21, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

What is the use of vlookup in excel?

The VLOOKUP function is a handy one to know when you want Excel to lookup a value in one place and insert it in another. For example, let’s say you have a list of all of your customers on a sheet named “Accounts” and an invoice on another sheet named “Invoice”. When you type in their account number on the Invoice, you want Excel to fill in the name of the customer and their address (and this information is included for all customers on the Accounts sheet). A VLOOKUP will do this for you.

Here's a tutorial that will help:

http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/5_Minute_Tips/General/Learning_VLOOKUP_in_Excel/

Jun 12, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Dont understand how to use vlookup in excel 2007

This tutorial also helped me much to understand how vlookup works:

http://www.myhowtoos.com/en/excel-howtoos/84-how-to-match-values-in-excel-using-vlookup

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

What is vlookup & hlookup?

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An example is the federal income tax table. On your tax return you get your gross income and number of dependents, go to the Lookup table, and find your taxable income.

The V in VLOOKUP means that the table is vertical; HLOOKUP has a horizontal orientation.

If you use the Insert Function button in Excel and paste either function, the dialog box will explain each required field separately with examples.

Dec 02, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Vlookup

Check if the first parameter entered is of the cell for which you are doing lookup.

I mean sometimes its possible if you want to do a lookup for say cell A2, by mistake you enter it as =vlookup(A3,........)

Jul 07, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Vloop

Are you referring to the VLOOKUP function in Microsoft Excel?

I love vlookup!

Suppose you have 1 worksheet with song numbers and titles in Row 1, Cols A:B:

Song# Title
123 Love Me Tender
234 Blue Suede Shoes
345 Dixie

Another worksheet has song number and performer in Row 1, Cols A:B

Song# Performer
123 Elvis Presley
234 Carl Perkins
456 Cher

Notice there is NO performer for song number 345 in the 2nd worksheet.

Now in the 1st work sheet, cell C2 insert this LOOKUP function: =LOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B)

Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 in Col C. You should get a Performer for all songs even though there is not a song number 345 in the performer worksheet.

Help me out Mr. VLOOKUP.

Insert this VLOOKUP function in cell C2 of the first worksheet: =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,0)

Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 Col C. You should get the performer names for the 1st 2 songs, but not for 345 Dixie. The result should be #N/A.

That means VLOOKUP could not find a DIRECT match for song 345 in the second worksheet.

That is why I prefer VLOOKUP over LOOKUP.

I have found this explaination of the VLOOKUP parameters helpful:

1. Needle (A2)
2. Haystack (Sheet2!A:B)
3. RELATIVE Col containing result (2)
4. Need DIRECT MATCH ONLY (0)

Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

M.S. Excel , vlookup formulla tell me use

I love vlookup!

Suppose you have 1 worksheet with song numbers and titles in Row 1, Cols A:B:

Song# Title
123 Love Me Tender
234 Blue Suede Shoes
345 Dixie

Another worksheet has song number and performer in Row 1, Cols A:B

Song# Performer
123 Elvis Presley
234 Carl Perkins
456 Cher

Notice there is NO performer for song number 345 in the 2nd worksheet.

Now in the 1st work sheet, cell C2 insert this LOOKUP function: =LOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B)

Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 in Col C. You should get a Performer for all songs even though there is not a song number 345 in the performer worksheet.

Help me out Mr. VLOOKUP.

Insert this VLOOKUP function in cell C2 of the first worksheet: =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,0)

Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 Col C. You should get the performer names for the 1st 2 songs, but not for 345 Dixie. The result should be #N/A.

That means VLOOKUP could not find a DIRECT match for song 345 in the second worksheet.

That is why I prefer VLOOKUP over LOOKUP.

I have found this explaination of the VLOOKUP parameters helpful:

1. Needle (A2)
2. Haystack (Sheet2!A:B)
3. RELATIVE Col containing result (2)
4. Need DIRECT MATCH ONLY (0)

Hope this helps.

Oct 10, 2007 | Microsoft Office Standard for PC

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