How to use Excel MATCH function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding MATCH function in Excel is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

 Function: MATCH Function Category: Lookup and reference Description: Looks up values in a reference or array Return Value: A number representing a position in lookup_array. Syntax: =MATCH (lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type]) Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000 Other languages: English: MATCH French: EQUIV German: VERGLEICH Spanish: COINCIDIR Dutch: VERGELIJKEN Italian: CONFRONTA Russian: ПОИСКПОЗ Danish: SAMMENLIGN Swedish: PASSA Portuguese (Brazil): CORRESP Polish: PODAJ.POZYCJĘ Finnish: VASTINE Norwegian: SAMMENLIGNE Portuguese (Portugal): CORRESP Czech: POZVYHLEDAT Hungarian: HOL.VAN Turkish: KAÇINCI All Other Languages: MATCH Related Functions: INDEX, VLOOKUP

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details of Excel Match Formula with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.

=MATCH (lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])

lookup_value The value to match in lookup_array.
lookup_array  A range of cells or an array reference.
match_type [optional] How to match, specified as -1, 0, or 1. Default is 1.

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use MATCH in Excel with some examples:

Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel MATCH formula:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/MATCH-function-e8dffd45-c762-47d6-bf89-533f4a37673a

INDEX & MATCH functions in Excel – a better alternative to VLOOKUP: