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How To Use Excel VLOOKUP Function

How to use Excel VLOOKUP function

SUMMARY INFO

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

Function: VLOOKUP
Function Category: Lookup and reference
Description: Looks in the first column of an array and moves across the row to return the value of a cell
Return Value: The matched value from a table.
Syntax: =VLOOKUP (value, table, col_index, [range_lookup])
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: VLOOKUP
French: RECHERCHEV
German: SVERWEIS
Spanish: BUSCARV
Dutch: VERT.ZOEKEN
Italian: CERCA.VERT
Russian: ВПР
Danish: LOPSLAG
Swedish: LETARAD
Portuguese (Brazil): PROCV
Polish: WYSZUKAJ.PIONOWO
Finnish: PHAKU
Norwegian: FINN.RAD
Portuguese (Portugal): PROCV
Czech: SVYHLEDAT
Hungarian: FKERES
Turkish: DÜŞEYARA
All Other Languages: VLOOKUP
Related Functions: HLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

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

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=VLOOKUP (value, table,  col_index[range_lookup])

value The value to look for in the first column of a table.
table  The table from which to retrieve a value.
col_index
The column in the table from which to retrieve a value.
range_lookup [optional] TRUE = approximate match (default). FALSE = exact match.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel VLOOKUP function with some examples:

LINKS AND RESOURCES

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.

A comprehensive guide about usage and troubleshooting of VLOOKUP formulas:
https://spreadsheeto.com/vlookup/

Microsoft Office support page – Excel VLOOKUP function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/VLOOKUP-function-0bbc8083-26fe-4963-8ab8-93a18ad188a1

23 things you should know about VLOOKUP:
https://exceljet.net/things-you-should-know-about-vlookup

Excel VLOOKUP – Massive Guide with 8 Examples:
http://www.exceltrick.com/formulas_macros/vlookup-in-excel/

A website dedicated to only vlookup formula:
http://howtovlookupinexcel.com/

 

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