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VLOOKUP Tutorials

VLOOKUP Tutorials

Learn how to use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel. Once you’ve mastered the concept see how to use it in your models and what to watch out for.¬†This command is extremely useful when trying to extract data out of lists of information. Below are links to the Excel video tutorials touching on this lookup command.


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Learn how to use the VLOOKUP function in Microsoft Excel. The function enables you to pull through various bits of information based on some reference point.

Excel Help Description: Searches for a value in the leftmost column of a table, and then returns a value in the same row from a column you specify in the table. Use V-LOOKUP instead of H-LOOKUP when your comparison values are located in a column to the left of the data you want to find. The V in V-LOOKUP stands for “Vertical.”

Handling Large VLOOKUP tables- click here to see tutorial

Once you have mastered VLOOKUP you may find that you use it for large datasets. The problem is that when you make changes to your spreadsheet you sometimes need to go through all the VLOOKUP cells and change the column reference. Learn how to avoid this!

Typical errors made when using VLOOKUP- click here to see tutorial

As useful as the VLOOKUP function is, there is a significant risk of errors. Learn what you must watch for.

Automatic Sorting of lists- click here to see tutorial

By combining the VLOOKUP and RANK functions you can have Excel automatically sort a list of data into a specific order.

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This function and others are covered in our online training courses. Visit the Online training course page to see the options.

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