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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.

how-to-use-excel-MATCH-function

=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:

 

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.

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:
https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/08/13/excel-index-match-function-vlookup/

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