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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From the Blog.Office.Com Excel Blog page, Microsoft’s Emily Warn puts the Wraps on “VLOOKUPWEEK 2012”
“VLOOKUP Week has ended. The brainchild of Excel MVP Bill Jelen, the idea inspired all things VLOOKUP, including VLOOKUP odes, haikus, vampires, and a way to track shark attacks. Setting all fun aside–Excel experts created a crazy number of useful and innovative applications of VLOOKUP in seven days. The week might be over, but thanks to the enthusiasm of the Excel community and to the Web, the information will continue to instruct Excel users at all levels of expertise. So thanks, Bill, and …” … To Read the Entire Blog.Office.Com entry by Emily Warn Click Here – and don’t forget to enter your vote in the poll on Emily’s post!
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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
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
VLOOKUP WEEK 2012 Tutorial #6: “Excel Lookup Picture Approximate or Exact match”
See how to use a formula with INDEX and MATCH functions and Defined names to do Approximate or Exact match lookup.
See formula inserted into picture for Excel 2010 and 2003.
See formula inserted into bitmap image for Excel 2007.
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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.
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 DecisionModels.com