Category Archives: Intermediate VLookup Information

Mike and Bill Debate: “=LOOKUP vs. @LOOKUP”

Going back to “VLOOKUP WEEK 2012” Mike ‘ExcelisFun’ Girvin and Bill ‘MrExcel’ Jelen look at the ‘LOOKUP’ Function. Taking cues from an email Bill received from Dan Bricklin [co-founder/inventor of VisiCalc] Bill argues the point that “=LOOKUP” is ambiguous in Microsoft Excel when the Data Set Table is ‘square’. Mike, on the other hand, thinks that “=LOOKUP” is not an ambiguous Function in that scenario; that it is intuitive and dynamic. Follow along with Episode #1550 to hear the debate and decide for yourself.

 

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And the winner of the VLOOKUP Great White Shark Award is…

JP Pinto!  Congratulations!

His post was one of seven chosen by Bill Jelen as the most innovative ones published during VLOOKUP Week.  He won a copy Bill Jelens book Microsoft Excel 2010 In Depth. You can find links to all seven posts and see the voting results in our wrap-up post of VLOOKUP Week. …To Read the rest of the post on the MS Office Blog, click here.


Tom Urtis at Atlas Programming Management Inc: “LOOKUP Page”

From Tom Urtis of Atlas Programming Management, Inc. we have a full page of Lookup Tutorials including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, Reverse LOOKUP, Min/Max LOOKUP and more. Thank you to Tom for creating this resource and allowing VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 to share it here – with all of you!

To view Tom’s Tutorials, Click Here to go to Tom Urtis’ LOOKUP Resource page


Tom Urtis: “Lookup First and Last Values Along Row”

“When you are faced with a table that is scattered with values among empty cells, you might need to know the first (left-most) or last (right-most) value in that row.

In the following picture, the first value in the row is returned by the formula
=INDEX(D2:H2,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX((D2:H2<>0),0),0)), copied down as needed.” …To Read More Click Here to go to Tom Urtis’s Lesson.


Tom Urtis: “Reverse Intersecting Lookup: Return Row and Header Labels”

While tidying up the storeroom for the VLOOKUP WEEK Blog… we came across a few things – this is one.

“I recently posted this example, followed by this more advanced example for finding an intersecting value in a table with multiple rows and columns.

Today it’s the opposite scenario, where you identify a value in the table and you lookup the value’s row header, column header, and while we’re at it, the address of the value. In the picture, the maximum number is identified, with its address, and header labels for Month and Salesperson.” …To Read More Click Here to go to Tom Urtis’s Lesson.


From ‘Beginning Excel’: “HLOOKUP to Find Resistor Values”

From ‘Beginning Excel’ on WordPress we have an entry into the “VLOOKUP WEEK 2012” event that looks at HLOOKUP.

“Converting color bands to the equivalent resistance value is a good example of how table lookup function can be employed. Anyone can pick a separate color for every band through a drop-down list (built from data validation facility) and Excel matches color selected to the reference table, counts and displays the resistance value.” To Read More Click Here to go to Beginning Excel’s Lesson.


Mike Girvin “VLOOKUP WEEK Double Header Wrap Up!”

Mike ‘ExcelisFun’ Girvin has produced Tutorials each day this week for the VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 effort. In this post, Two (2) Videos Tutorials from Mike!

VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 Tutorial #5: “CHOOSE Function – Beginner to Advanced with 12 Examples

“Unlike other lookup functions, CHOOSE lets you lookup “things” besides values: Text, Numbers, Formulas, Functions, Cell References, Ranges, Defined Names, Array Constants” You may Download the workbook at: http://people.highline.edu/mgirvin/ExcelIsFun.htm

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VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 Tutorial #6: “Excel Lookup Picture Approximate or Exact match

    1. See how to use a formula with INDEX and MATCH functions and Defined names to do Approximate or Exact match lookup.
    2. See formula inserted into picture for Excel 2010 and 2003.
    3. See formula inserted into bitmap image for Excel 2007.

You may Download the workbook at: http://people.highline.edu/mgirvin/ExcelIsFun.htm

Find more of Mike Girvin’s Excel Tutorials at ExcelisFun On YouTube.