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# Microsoft Excel: LOOKUP

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Hi,

This is related to Microsoft Excel. Somebody (by your own wordings) would you tell me a little bit of  the LOOKUPS and how to use it“ please (some examples or tutorial will be great).

Thank you

tjie
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 50 total points
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Hello,

Can you be a bit more specific?

Lookup formulas can be used to return data by looking up a matching text or number.

You can find samples in the Excel help. Start with VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.

Cheers, teylyn
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Here is a very general examples site using various Excel lookup formula

http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/lookup.php
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Hey teylyn,

What is the difference between VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.

Thanks
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Steve earned 200 total points
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If you are looking into LOOKUPS it is good to also gain an understanding of the two functions INDEX and MATCH. These are often used to perform the same task as VLOOKUP but are far more versatile and faster than VLOOKUP.

VLOOKUP = Vertical array (Up down data)
HLOOKUP = Horizontal array (Left Right data)
Index-Match-and-Vlookup.xlsx
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>> What is the difference between VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP.

With all due respect, but you may want to use the Excel Help to learn the basics and then ask a question if things are not clear after you've read the Help.  Is it really so much easier to post a question on the internet than hitting F1?
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This article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/A_2637-Six-Reasons-Why-Your-VLOOKUP-or-HLOOKUP-Formula-Does-Not-Work.html) will provide a general introduction to VLOOKUP (and by analogy, HLOOKUP), along with common troubleshooting tips.

I second the above recommendations, though, for you to read up on the help entries for the LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH functions.
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goods luck - thanks for point
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