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I have been trying to get this formula or function to work all day

This is for a grade book:
VLOOKUP(Semester grade,Table:table,column2)
VLOOKUP(S9,$S$14:$T$18,2)
S9 is the grade, S14 is the start of the table, T18 is the end of the table, then2 is the column 2. this table is in ascending order 100-90 =A and so on. Am I missing something?

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Vlookups are like lookup functions but you can look in a range and specify the column it returns. lookup only looks up in one column.
hlookups are lookups where you can look in a range and specify the ROW that it returns

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You might try looking/posting on forum sites like http://www.mrexcel.com/archive/index.html
That has helped me with different things, especially correct syntax.

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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

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My MS Excel vlookup function ASCII type table contains both upper case and lower case letters, characters like ( and % or *, and numbers. It seems to return the numerical equivalent of upper case letters...


Correct a #N/A error blueup_clv.gifShow All bluedrop_clv.gifHide All This error occurs when a value is not available to a function or formula.
  1. Optionally, click the cell that displays the error, click the button that appears ooui1_za06043871.gif, and then click Show Calculation Steps if it appears.
  2. Review the following possible causes and solutions. blueup_clv.gifMissing data, and #N/A or NA() has been entered in its place
    Replace #N/A with new data.
    Note You can enter #N/A in those cells where data is not yet available. Formulas that refer to those cells will then return #N/A instead of attempting to calculate a value.
    blueup_clv.gifGiving an inappropriate value for the lookup_value argument in the HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, MATCH, or VLOOKUP worksheet function
    Make sure that the lookup_value argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) is the correct type of value — for example, a value or a cell reference, but not a range reference. blueup_clv.gifUsing the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, or MATCH worksheet function to locate a value in an unsorted table
    By default, functions that look up information in tables must be sorted in ascending order. However, the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP worksheet functions contain a range_lookup argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) that instructs the function to find an exact match even if the table is not sorted. To find an exact match, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE. The MATCH worksheet function contains a match_type argument that specifies the order the list must be sorted in to find a match. If the function cannot find a match, try changing the match_type argument. To find an exact match, set the match_type argument to 0.
    blueup_clv.gifUsing an argument in an array formula that is not the same number of rows or columns as the range that contains the array formula
    If the array formula (array formula: A formula that performs multiple calculations on one or more sets of values, and then returns either a single result or multiple results. Array formulas are enclosed between braces { } and are entered by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.) has been entered into multiple cells, make sure that the ranges referenced by the formula have the same number of rows and columns, or enter the array formula into fewer cells. For example, if the array formula has been entered into a range 15 rows high (C1:C15) and the formula refers to a range 10 rows high (A1:A10), the range C11:C15 will display #N/A. To correct this error, enter the formula into a smaller range (for example, C1:C10), or change the range to which the formula refers to the same number of rows (for example, A1:A15).
    blueup_clv.gifOmitting one or more required arguments from a built-in or custom worksheet function
    Enter all arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function.
    blueup_clv.gifUsing a custom worksheet function that is not available
    Make sure that the workbook that contains the worksheet function is open and the function is working properly.
    blueup_clv.gifRunning a macro that enters a function that returns #N/A
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Oct 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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What are uses of vlookup n hlookup?


An implementation of the vlookup in Excel could be:
You have an Excel table with student names and their grades.
You wish that you could somewhere in the sheet type a student name, and immediately retrieve his grade (based on the data in the table).
To achieve this, you can use "Vlookup": the function will look for the student’s name in the first column in the table, and will retrieve the information that is next to his name in the second column (which is his grade).

Hlookup is the same excpet it is for data arranged by rows instead of columns.

Dec 29, 2008 | Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007...

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Some cells return #N/A


the issue is that you may be trying to find the the data which is not there in the table PROV hence you need to have a look at the data in the table PROV
first see if the data you are trying to find is there in the table or not (use crtl+f) to see if the data is there in the table.

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What is vlookup & hlookup?


1024x768 Normal 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} These are Excel functions for Lookup tables. The purpose of Lookup tables is to bring a value to the table, find the closest (or exact) match, and then return another value.

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

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EXCEL VLOOK Function


Just noticed a small syntax problem, try this:
VLOOKUP(S9,$S$14:$T$18,2,0)

I always add the last parameter of "0" to insure that that an exact match is found.

Jul 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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H look up


Hi vrusha,

Your right hlookup is very simular to vlookup, the key difference is it searches along the top row of the table, finds the matching data and gives you one of the below cells (depending on how you write the formula), just think of a vlookup on it's side.

The formula works like this:
=HLOOKUP(lookup value, table, row_index_number, range_lookup)

lookup value = is the value you want to match against the table i.e. ABBA

table = the range of cells that make up the table you want to search i.e. A1:D300

row_index_number = the number of rows from the top of the table you want to get the value from, 1 is the top of the table, 2 is directly below

range_lookup = if you want an exact match type FALSE, if you want the nearest match type TRUE

Jul 17, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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HELP with macro config


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

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Dec 14, 2007 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Vlookup


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

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