Vlookup in Excel

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Vlookup Function in Excel

Using Vlookup fuction you can filter appropriate value from large amount of data based of give condition. Vlookup function is mainly used for two purpose, to find an exact match and to find the closest match.
In other words Vlookup function retrieve data from a specific column in table.

In Vlookup V stands for vertical.

Importait point about Vlookup

  • Vlookpu only loop Virtical
  • Vlookpu only loop Right side

Vlookup Syntax

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.

Find an Exact Match Using Vlookup

In some cases we want exact match value

Vlookup Exact Syntax

=VLOOKUP(H4,B5:E9,2,FALSE) // FALSE = exact match

Find an Closest Match Using Vlookup

Vlookup Closest Match Syntax

=VLOOKUP(C5,$G$5:$H$10,2,TRUE) // TRUE = approximate match
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