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How to use vlookup in excel

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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,........)

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

First make sure there is an "=" sign at the beginning of the formula. If there is and the formula still shows in the cell go to Preferences and click View. Make sure the "Formulas" box under Window Options is not checked.

Jun 04, 2009 | Microsoft EXCEL 2004 for Mac

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

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

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

=VLOOKUP(A2;Sheet1.$A$3:D27;2;0)

The cell I created this formula in was Sheet 3 Cell C9 - to show the different sheets

A2 is the cell I want to look up

Sheet1.A3:D27 is the range of cells that contains the data I want to return, The first column relates directly to cell C9 is Sheet 3. I locked the first cell in my range as I wanted to apply the same formula across other cells hence the $

2 is the number of the column that has the data I want to return, I had a choice in this formula of 4 columns

0 is the value to complete the formula

The cell I created this formula in was Sheet 3 Cell C9 - to show the different sheets

A2 is the cell I want to look up

Sheet1.A3:D27 is the range of cells that contains the data I want to return, The first column relates directly to cell C9 is Sheet 3. I locked the first cell in my range as I wanted to apply the same formula across other cells hence the $

2 is the number of the column that has the data I want to return, I had a choice in this formula of 4 columns

0 is the value to complete the formula

Feb 11, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2A2:B20,2,FALSE)

The assumption here is A1 in Sheet 1 is the cell you want to reference, This cell can be pasted - Any problems let me know.

The assumption here is A1 in Sheet 1 is the cell you want to reference, This cell can be pasted - Any problems let me know.

Jan 21, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Hi Hss Holdings,

The easiest way to do this is to use a formula called vlookup. You need to have the raw data some where in the workbook, but it can be a separate sheet. Put all the raw data in a table, make sure the account number is on the furthest left column, then start entering the formulas

vlookup(value_to_find, table_to_check, column_index_number, range_lookup(true/false))

value_to_find = the value you want to find on the left most column of the table

table_to_check = the table you want to find the data from

column_index_number = the column number of the data field you want to return into this cell, 1 = the left most column.

range_lookup = false for an exact match, true for the nearest match

Say the table is on sheet2 between A1 and E300

B15 is whatever you type, so no formula needed here

B12 =VLOOKUP(C1,Sheet2!A1:E300,2,FALSE)

G12 = B12 =VLOOKUP(C1,Sheet2!A1:E300,3,FALSE)

etc

The easiest way to do this is to use a formula called vlookup. You need to have the raw data some where in the workbook, but it can be a separate sheet. Put all the raw data in a table, make sure the account number is on the furthest left column, then start entering the formulas

vlookup(value_to_find, table_to_check, column_index_number, range_lookup(true/false))

value_to_find = the value you want to find on the left most column of the table

table_to_check = the table you want to find the data from

column_index_number = the column number of the data field you want to return into this cell, 1 = the left most column.

range_lookup = false for an exact match, true for the nearest match

Say the table is on sheet2 between A1 and E300

B15 is whatever you type, so no formula needed here

B12 =VLOOKUP(C1,Sheet2!A1:E300,2,FALSE)

G12 = B12 =VLOOKUP(C1,Sheet2!A1:E300,3,FALSE)

etc

Jul 12, 2008 | Excel (SS8SATAS5128400R)

Suggest you do some debugging in steps:

1. Open the 'bills up to 022908.xls'

2. Use an empty cell to "=CONCATENATE(D3,L3)". That way you can see what values are being generated.

3. Copy the values of that cell and see if you can find them in Col G of 'bills up to 022908.xls'.

Once its broken down into pieces you can usually see "the error of your ways."

Hope this helps.

1. Open the 'bills up to 022908.xls'

2. Use an empty cell to "=CONCATENATE(D3,L3)". That way you can see what values are being generated.

3. Copy the values of that cell and see if you can find them in Col G of 'bills up to 022908.xls'.

Once its broken down into pieces you can usually see "the error of your ways."

Hope this helps.

Mar 09, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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.

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

Hi Ralph,
On the first table If the name is in column A and dept is in B.
Suppose the new names are in column D here's the formula
=vlookup(D1,A:B,2,0)
Note a few things -
1. You will only receive the 1st departament.
2. In case that the name in D doesn't appear in A you'll get N/A. This can be solved using the following formula:
=if(type(vlookup(D1,A:B,2,0))=16,"",vlookup(D1,A:B,2,0))
Let me know if there's anything else.
D.

Aug 27, 2007 | Microsoft Office Standard for PC

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.

Aug 27, 2007 | Microsoft Office Standard for PC

Jan 28, 2016 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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I did check and it is a cell that has taken the data from 2 other cells that have concatenated (is that right?) the data and is standing alone. It is the cell that is named as the first parameter.

The formula is:

=VLOOKUP('Curtain Calculator Raw Data'!A4;'Curtain Calculator Raw Data'!T1:U28;2)

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