Category Archives: Intermediate VLookup Information

Crystal Long: “VLookup to Calculate Distances using Latitude & Longitude”

From Microsoft Access MVP Crystal Long

“My VLookup video calculates distance between coordinates using VLookup to get Latitude and Longitude from a table of Zip Codes, which is available as a free download on my website. There is also Concatenation, Errors (of course) and how to fix them, Relative and Absolute References, Range Names, Transposing, VBA, Table Styles, Formatting, and Conditional Formatting.”  … To Read More Click Here to go to Crystal Long’s Lesson.


Crystal Long may be found at Strive4Peace as well as on YouTube Learn Access by Crystal

Mike Girvin: “Approximate Match & Sort To Reduce Match Calc Time”

Mike “ExcelisFun” Girvin is really taking VLOOKUP to Task! In this 4th daily installment for VLOOKUP WEEK 2012, Mike Offers us “Approximate Match & Sorting To Reduce Exact Match Calculation Time”.

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

Charles Williams: “Why 2 VLOOKUPS are better than 1 VLOOKUP”

Microsoft Exel MVP Charles Williams sends in his contribution to VLOOKUP WEEK.

For all you VLOOKUP junkies who can’t get enough of VLOOKUP, here is a wonderful reason to use 2 VLOOKUPs instead of 1 !!

Exact Match VLOOKUP is slow

When you have a lot of data in Excel (think 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 rows) you often need to detect when a value you are looking for does not exist in the data.
You can do this using VLOOKUP and the formula…” To continue reading Charles’ lesson click here.

Charles may be found at Fast Excel on wordPress as well as

Ute Simon: “Currency Conversion Excel 2010 with VLOOKUP & Conditional Formatting”

Submitted to the VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 Blog, by Ute Simon (Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, Germany) at, is a German Language entry posted at the Office2010-Blog by Frank Arend-Theilen (Former Excel-MVP). This entry is a Currency Conversion Worksheet created in Excel 2010.

“Sommerzeit ist Reisezeit! Die Koffer sind schon gepackt. Da die Fahrt auch in Länder führt, die nicht zur Euro-Zone gehören, lege ich mir in Excel eine Umrechnungstabelle an, die nach Eingabe eines Eurobetrags sofort in jede Nicht-Euro-Währung umrechnet. Damit auch das richtige Währungskürzel zum ausgesuchten Land angezeigt wird, bemühe ich zusätzlich noch die Bedingte Formatierung.” …To Read More Click Here to go to Frank Arend-Theilen’s Lesson.

Ute Simon may be found on Twitter @Ute_S,  at  and  The

Bill Jelen: “Consolidate and Lookup”

VLOOKUP WEEK is moving along and Bill brings us another use of VLOOKUP combined with the ‘Consolidate Function’.

Mike ‘ExcelisFun’ Girvin: “INDEX and MATCH How-To”

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:

Rahim Zulfiqar Ali: “Getting Started with New Ideas on LOOKUP”

From Rahim’s Post:
The Excel lookup function (LOOKUP, VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP) are not case sensitive. For example, if you write a lookup function to look up the text rahim, the function considers any of the following a match: RAHIM, Rahim or RaHiM
1. Create the sheet given below:
The figure below shows a simple example. Range D2:D7 is named Range1, and range E2:E7 is named Range2. The word to be looked up appears in cell B1 (named Value).  … To Read More Click Here to go to Rahim Zulfiqar Ali’s Lesson.





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