Vlookup Using Lists


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Vlookup using lists is a great way to get data into your Excel worksheet and perform further analysis or calculations. The concept of absolute cell referencing in Excel is also explained and used.

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Vlookup Using Lists

  1. 1. VLOOKUP using lists<br />by<br />familycomputerclub.com<br />
  2. 2. Data will be put here<br /> using VLOOKUP<br />Our list or table array<br />
  3. 3. We start writing our Vlookup function. <br />Note the parameters or arguments that <br />the function needs to give the correct answer<br />
  4. 4. We wish to lookup a value in cell <br />c2 from the table or data from the <br />range of cells G2:H4<br />
  5. 5. Now we define the column in the <br />table array from where we wish to pick up the data. The column under ‘Grade’ is defined as 1 and the column under ‘basic salary’ is defined as 2.<br />
  6. 6. The range_lookup is a true or false value<br />that indicates whether the columns of the<br />Table array are sorted or not. In our case the<br />columns are not sorted.<br />
  7. 7. Because our table array G2:H4 is not sorted<br />We select ‘FALSE’ . We aim to find an ‘exact’<br />match for our lookup value<br />
  8. 8. Vlookup has found an <br />exact match of 20000 for us.<br />
  9. 9. Now we define our array from G2:H4 to<br />$G$2:$H$2. This is also known as<br />Absolute cell reference.<br />
  10. 10. The absolute cell referencing<br />gives the correct result when<br />we now do an ‘autofill’.<br />
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