How To: Work with Microsoft Excel's LOOKUP function

Work with Microsoft Excel's LOOKUP function

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 42nd installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn ten tricks involving the LOOKUP function:

1. LOOKUP: 1) 1st column sorted ascending, 2) only does approximate lookup, 3) always returns value from last column/row, 4) can do V or H Lookup, 5) can have 2 vectors

2. Vertical lookups

3. Horizontal lookups

4. See 3 LOOKUPS in one formula

5. Lookup values in two separate vectors

6. Use LOOKUP with arrays

7. Partial text lookup (lookup_value has more characters than in lookup_vector)

8. Partial text lookup (lookup_value has fewer characters than in lookup_vector)

9. Find the last value in a column/row

10. Conditionally format a row

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