New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 558th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to check if a record is in a table using VLOOKUP. See how to do this for a 2 column (field) table and a 4 column (field) table. See also how to add a concatenated column and concatenate lookup_value in VLOOKUP function.