8 Things You Need to Know About Mastering VLOOKUPS

8 Things You Need to Know About Mastering VLOOKUPS

  1. It can only work from Left to right (aka a Left Lookup)
  2. It always finds the first match
  3. It is not case-sensitive (can be with Case Function)
  4. It has two match types (True – Approx, False – Exact)
  5. It uses approximate match by default
    • For approximate matches, data must be sorted
    • You can force VLOOKUP to do an exact match
  6. It allows wildcards for partial matching (* – Wild Card)
  7. You can use it as an alternative to a nested IF statement
  8. It can only handle a single criterion

Aug 06, 2020

Eoin Lynch

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