vlookup in excel-How to Use this

vlookup in excel-How to Use this

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learn how to use the VLOOKUP function in Excel to find data in worksheets

 VLOOKUP: When and how to use it


VLOOKUP Function 

What is VLOOKUP function Excel?

The VLOOKUP function is a premade function in Excel, which allows searches across columns. It is typed =VLOOKUP and has the following parts: =VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup]) 

   Note: The column which holds the data used to lookup must always be to the left.


     What is VLOOKUP step by step?

    How to use VLOOKUP in Excel


  1. Step 1: Organize the data. ...
  2. Step 2: Tell the function what to lookup. ...
  3. Step 3: Tell the function where to look. ...
  4. Step 4: Tell Excel what column to output the data from. ...
  5. Step 5: Exact or approximate match.

In other words we can explain this as follows 

VLOOKUP for Dummies (or newbies)
  1. Step 1: Organize your data for VLOOKUP.
  2. Step 2: Set the Lookup Value.
  3. Step 3: Specify where to search.
  4. Step 4: Specify which information you need.
  5. Step 5: Choose between Exact or approximate match.

When Should i use V LookUp ?

If you have a well structured table, with information arranged vertically, and a column on the left which you can use to match a row, you can probably use VLOOKUP.

How do you explain Vlookup in an Interview ?

What is the use of VLOOKUP and how do we use it? Answer: VLOOKUP is used to find the data in a large spreadsheet by lookup value in another worksheet. To use the lookup function, we should have common values in both data. For example, we want to search for the phone number of a person.

 What are the benefits of V LookUp in excel ? 

VLOOKUP advantages:

a single formula to look up values. quickly find correlated data. performs exact and rough matches

How do you Vlookup a table ?

In the Insert Function screen, enter VLookup in the "Search for a function" text box and click Go. In the "Select a function" box, highlight VLOOKUP and click OK. The Function Arguments screen appears. In the Lookup_value field, enter the cell value you want to look up in the table array (e.g. May worksheet).

Is Vlookup Difficult?

VLOOKUP can only use one lookup value. If you need to use two, it's difficult to set up and prone to error. Case is disregarded, so you can't parse on that. In addition, VLOOKUP uses an approximate match as default instead of exact match, so you may get inaccurate data and not know it, especially in large files.

How many rows V lookup can handle ?

The only limitation to the VLOOKUP is the total number of rows on an Excel Worksheet, ie 65536. You might find your problems were not having the optional range_lookup argument set to False.

What is Vlookup Alternatives?

The superior alternative to VLOOKUP is INDEX MATCH. While VLOOKUP works fine in most cases, it tends to reveal flaws when you start using it in large and complex sheets. The INDEX MATCH formula is actually two different functions; INDEX and MATCH.

What is the difference in Vlookup and Lookup in excel function ?

The LOOKUP function allows a user to search for a piece of data in a row or column and return a corresponding piece of data in another row or column. The VLOOKUP function is similar but only allows a user to search vertically in a row and only returns data in a left-to-right procedure.

How to compare two columns in Excel using VLOOKUP ?
  1. For lookup_value (1st argument), use the topmost cell from List 1.
  2. For table_array (2nd argument), supply the entire List 2.
  3. For col_index_num (3rd argument), use 1 as there is just one column in the array.
  4. For range_lookup (4th argument), set FALSE - exact match.


Can we use two lookup in one formula ?

By nesting multiple VLOOKUPs inside the IFERROR function, the formula allows for sequential lookups. If the first VLOOKUP fails, IFERROR catches the error and runs another VLOOKUP. If the second VLOOKUP fails, IFERROR catches the error and runs another VLOOKUP, and so on.

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