Smitty writes: “This article will focus on the appropriate use of IF statements, and also show you when it’s better to move into more robust formulas like LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP & INDEX/MATCH.” …To Continue on with Smitty’s Tutorial click here
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From ‘The Data Specialist‘ on WordPress comes an Introduction to VLOOKUP with a comparison to INDEX/MATCH:
“Since Bill Jelen (MrExcel) launched a VLOOKUP week, I figured it was a good occasion to take a look at this function and also compare it with the INDEX/MATCH alternative. In order to prevent my post from being too long, I decided to dedicate this entry to the VLOOKUP function only.” … To Read More Click Here to go to The Data Specialist’s Lesson.
Mike ‘ExcelisFun’ Girivn checks in for day 3 of VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 with “INDEX and MATCH How To”. There are approximately 30 examples in this 1 hour ‘+’ video!
Example Files are available - Download files: https://people.highline.edu/mgirvin/ExcelIsFun.htm
Today’s post from Tom Urtis involves finding the record that matches two criteria, such as Chevrolet in column A and 4-Door in column B. The solution involves INDEX, MATCH entered as an array formula, so this is ranked pretty high on the Excel spicy scale. Read the complete article here.
Neil has prepared a video for VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 entitled “Fun With VLOOKUP”!
“In this episode, Neil shows how the MATCH function and a little Data Validation can make the VLOOKUP function more user-friendly.”
You may find Neil Malek at TV.KnackTraining.Com
When I announced VLOOKUP Week, Charley Kyd was one of the first to respond with something along the lines of “I never use VLOOKUP and I will be happy to tell you why!” Although Charley was one of the first to respond, I figured I should hold this post for a few days so I did not burst the bubble of anyone new to VLOOKUP. To read why Charley likes INDEX/MATCH better than VLOOKUP, check out his complete post.
Here is a nice trick with index and match on very large data sets that minimises the number of cells that match has to look at. This article explores how you can use MATCH() to leverage sorted data to cut calculation times down to a fraction of their natural calculation times. To Read More Click Here to go to Bruce’s Lesson