Tag Archives: INDEX

Looking Up Multiple Criteria with INDEX and SUMPRODUCT

JP Pinto won the fan-favorite Great White Shark award for his previous post about Cascading Validation Lists. The folks at the Office Online blog asked JP to do a new guest post for the Excel blog and JP’s post on using INDEX and SUMPRODUCT to do a two-criteria lookup is now available here. This looks like a cool technique. JP starts out by using SUMPRODUCT to return a numeric value from a column. But if you need to return a text value, the INDEX with SUMPRODUCT and ROW solves the problem.


From ‘Smitticisms’: “IF Statements and LOOKUPS”

 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’: “A look at the VLOOKUP function”

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’ 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: https://people.highline.edu/mgirvin/ExcelIsFun.htm


Tom Urtis: Lookup with 2 or more criteria

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.


Charley Kyd from ExcelUser.com never uses VLOOKUP

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.


Bruce Mcpherson – INDEX and MATCH on Large Data Sets

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