From ‘Shift-Del’: “Universal Lookup w/o VBA”

From ‘Shift-Del’ of the Forum, we have a ‘Universal Lookup’ – complete with sample workbook. From the email we received from ‘Shift-Del’:

Some background on this project:
Such a universal lookup function should be in VBA, but since my skills are very limited I decided to write a formula solution.
I use a lot of defined names and a helper array to determin the row and the column for the final INDEX().
The names refer to the sheet and not to the workbook, so you can use multiple instances of the sheets without name conflicts.
The formula in C4:E4 resp. C7:E7 is just there to generate the #NUMBER! error.

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