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Excel Basics 14: Excel VLOOKUP Function Made Easy! 9 Examples to Make Your Job Easier!

Excel Basics 14: Excel VLOOKUP Function Made Easy! 9 Examples to Make Your Job Easier!

Welcome to Excel
basics video number 14. In this video, we got to talk
about the amazing Excel VLOOKUP function. And it is going to be amazing. We have nine examples. Now just to start off, last
video we did the IF function. And this is what
we want to avoid. We do not ever want to
have to do an IF where we have to check multiple items. So last video, we did IF
to put one of two things into the cell. In this video, we’ll get to
see the VLOOKUP function. Such simplicity, such an
important function in business. And VLOOKUP will
be what we will use any time we have three or
more items to put into a cell. Now, here are the amazing
topics we have in this video. And before we go look at
each one of those example, let’s go look at what
we did last video and we’ll compare
it to what we’re going to do in this video. So, I’m going to click on
the sheet IF or VLOOKUP. So F2, this is what
we did last video. We checked a particular
sales number. We had a test, we
asked the question is it greater than or equal
to and our hurdle was 20,000. Then, we put one of two
things into the cell. But this video, we want
to see how to do this, but not with the IF function. Notice the IF
function has to check every one of these conditions. And in business, this is
oftentimes the way commissions work. You get a larger
bonus commission as your sales increase. So we’re going to go from that
formula down to this formula right here. And VLOOKUP will return
exactly the same percentage to every single cell, without
having to do that huge, long IF function. Now fundamentally, what
does VLOOKUP function do? Well, VLOOKUP is looking up
a sales number in a bonus commission lookup table and
returning one of the bonus percentages back to the cell. So VLOOKUP looked
up a sales number and returned
something to the cell. In this case, it returned 1%. Now this is a
commission example. There’s lots of other
amazing examples down here. If I hit F2, VLOOKUP
is looking up a product name in a
product price lookup table and going to get
the right price. And then, what is VLOOKUP do? It brings that price
back to the cell. So both of these
examples, and many others, we’ll see in this video. Now, both of these tables
are called lookup tables. And the reason that VLOOKUP
is so important and so common is because, if we go over to
the sheet, lookup is everywhere. Lookup is everywhere. Now, what is the price for quad? If I asked you to look in
that table, well of course, you would realize
that it’s quad, race through the first
column, find a match, and then jump over to the third
column, which is the price, and then you would
say it’s $43.95. In the next example down here,
if your sales are $36,500 and I asked what commission
bonus percentage did you earn, well, you’d look up the
$36,500 in the first column of the lookup table. When you found the
right row, you’d jump over to the third column. And your commission
percentage would be 4%. In our third lookup
table example, if I asked you what Hal
Chuck’s zip code was, well, you’d look up Hal
Chuck’s in the first column of the lookup table. When you found the right row,
you’d jump over– one, two, three, four– to the fifth column,
and get the zip code. Down here, if your
income is $3,000 and I asked you
what your tax is, well, you’d look up the
$3,000 in the first column of the lookup table. And when you found
the right row, you’d jump over to the one– second column to
get the tax of $60. Down here, in this
lookup table, if I asked what region does
Josephina Miles represent, well, you’d look up Josephina
Miles in the first column of the lookup table. When you found the
right row, you’d go one, two, into the
second column and you’d say, well, she’s in the
Southwest region. Still another
example, if your sales are $6,000 what is
your commission rate? Well you look up the $6,000 in
the first column of the lookup table, find the right row,
jump over, in this case, to the second column, and
your commission amount would be $200. And then our final
lookup table example, if your sales are $375, what
is the category assigned to that sales amount. Well, you would look up the
$375 in the first column of the lookup table,
find the right category, jump over one, two,
to the third column, and that would be the category. Every single one of
these lookup tables, we’re always looking
something up, finding a match in the first
column, and jumping over to one of the columns– two, three, four, five,
whichever number column it is– and getting something–
that $43.95– and bringing it back– in our case, we’ll be bringing
it back to a cell or a formula. Lookup tables are everywhere. Now one last thing, before we
go to look at examples 1 and 2. Notice that all the items
are listed vertically in every single one
of these tables. The vast majority of
lookup tables are vertical. That’s why they call it
V for vertical, VLOOKUP. All right, let’s go
over to the sheet V1 2 and look at our first example. Now actually, on this sheet
I have a bunch of notes up at the top here about
what we’re going to do. Those are also over
in the PDF notes. Now in our first
1 and 2 examples, we have a product
price lookup table. In the first column, we have
the name of the product. In the second column, we
have the supplier name. And in the third column,
we have the price. And our goal in
this cell is to have VLOOKUP look up the product
name and return the price. Down here, we’ll do the
same type of formula using this lookup
table, but we’ll look up the price for
each one of the products in this invoice. All right, this will be the
first time we’ve seen VLOOKUP. I’m going to type an
equal sign and then VL. Once you type VL,
VLOOKUP will always show up in blue from the
function dropdown list, so you can hit Tab. Now, there’s one, two, three,
four arguments in VLOOKUP. And we’ll go through each
one of them one at a time. Now, lookup value– that simply
is the item that you want to look up and try and find
a match in the first column of the lookup table. So just like we have to
know what to go and look up, so does VLOOKUP. That’s lookup value. Now we type a comma to
get to the next argument. And this argument
says, table array. Now, I always remember what
to put into this argument because as soon
as it says table, I know I need to give
it the whole table. Now I wish that they
called this lookup table instead of table array. So I’m going to
highlight the table. And you do not need the
field names at the top like you do for a pivot table. You only need the items to match
in the first column and then, any subsequent columns of items
you potentially want to get, and retrieve, and
bring back to the cell. So we put in the whole table,
including the items to match and the items to
potentially look up. All right, now I type a comma. Column index number. Now, column index number– if we’re looking
up this product, we know to look up at the
top and say, OK, price is what I need. But VLOOKUP has no idea
which one of those columns has the item that it needs
to go and get, and bring back to the cell. Now, I always remember what
goes into this argument because it says col
and col is for column. So column index number. And this is counting
on your fingers. Wherever your table is,
you always count 1, 2, 3. Since we want price,
that’s the third column. So, I just type a three
into column index number. Now, VLOOKUP knows
to always go and get whatever is in the third column. Now, comma. The fourth argument is
called range lookup. And VLOOKUP can actually
do two types of lookup. Approximate match
lookup– that’s like the commission lookup. Exact match lookup– that’s
like what we’re doing. We’re looking up exactly Q-U-A-D
and trying to find a match in the first column. Now, true and false– I’m not quite sure why
they use true and false– but if you select
true, then VLOOKUP knows to do approximate
match lookup. If you select false, it knows
to do exact match lookup. Now technically, the way
this argument works– if you put false,
or a zero, then it knows to do exact match. Now, I’m going to
Backspace for a second and type that comma again. The reason they
have this dropdown is to make it easy for people. So if you want to just double
click it, boom, that will work. False now tells VLOOKUP
to find exactly quad. I like to type a zero,
so I type a zero. You’re welcome to
do it either way. So you could put false or zero. And that’s it. Our four arguments. Close parentheses and Enter. That is so cool. Now, I’m going to click
over here and type V Rang. And when I hit
Enter, instantly, it looks up the right
price for V Rang. Now that was our first example
of doing exact match VLOOKUP to get a product price. I want to do the
same exact formula, but I want to do it down
here in our invoice. And notice, we’re going
to look up the product. And as I copy the
formula down, I’m always looking up
the product, trying to get the price from
the third column. So we’re going to do the
VLOOKUP function again. Equals VL. I see VLOOKUP in blue in
the dropdown, so I hit Tab. The lookup value, I’m
going to use my arrow key. So for this invoice,
as I copy it down, the product name will always
be two cells to my left, as a relative cell reference. Comma, table array. It says table, so I know I
need to put the whole table without the field names– the first column and
all the other columns. Now I’m copying
this formula, so I want to make sure and hit
the F4 key to lock it. Now, comma, column index number. VLOOKUP needs to know which
one of the columns– one, two, or three– has the price. Since price is in the third
column, I simply type a three. Comma. Since we’re doing
exact match, I want to look up exactly Flying Eagle. You either put false or zero. Close parentheses. Control-Enter and copy it down. That is totally beautiful. Now, I filled out the
rest of the invoice, simply multiplying
quantity and price, and then adding
them up down here. But VLOOKUP is totally
amazing for invoicing. Now, we got to see
a potential problem and then, learn about data
validation dropdown list. I’m going to type,
quad and Enter. Uh oh. NA means Not Available. If I hit F2, that means
VLOOKUP tried to look up whatever I put in the cell
there in the first column and since it couldn’t
find it, it was polite. It says, hey, that’s
not available. Now what did I do? What I’ve done so many
times in this class and what we humans do
so many times in Excel– I mistyped. I either spelled it
wrong or in this case, I put an extra space. If I Backspace and hit
Enter, then of course, VLOOKUP knows
exactly what to do. It tried to find
Q-U-A-D. It found it, it went over the third
column, and brought it back. Now instead of
relying on typing, any time you’re doing
exact match lookup and we already have
our lookup table, we can add a dropdown list
that we can select from, from only the items in the first
column of the lookup table. So you ready? We’re going to see
how to do this. We’re going to select cell E23. I’m going to go up to data, over
data tools, and there it is. Data validation. If your screen is very
small, your button might look teeny like that. But however you do it,
select the cell E23, click on data validation. Now, data validation,
settings tab– we want to look at the allow. Now by default, all the cells
in the sheet allow any value. But you click this dropdown
and you can actually do a bunch of cool things. You can have certain whole
numbers, decimals, dates, times, and text length,
but what we want is list. Once we select list, the
source text box pops up and we highlight the first
column of the lookup table. What this is going
to do is this will be our list that will show
up in the cell as a dropdown. Now this dialog box is
called data validation. That means we want to
validate any data that goes into the cell. And that’s what data
validation list will do for us. Now, I’m going to click OK– we’re going to come back to this
dialog box in just a second– and now there’s a dropdown. Look at that. I can select V Rang. Ah, that is so magic. Select Carlota and there it is. Now I’m going to select Quad. Now I want to go back up to
the data validation dialog box. I’m going to click this button. It opens it and
there’s the settings. We can actually add
an input message. If I type something like,
select from dropdown list, and then, I’m going to put a
little message down here also. Select product name
from dropdown list, this will appear every
time we select the cell and tell the user of
the spreadsheet what they need to do. Not only that, but if you
type the wrong value there, we can give them an error alert. I’m going to click
in title, Control-V because I copied
it from over there, and do the same type of message. And so, I typed both a
title and an error message. Now, let’s click OK. And look at that, when I
click over here, nothing. But when I click
here, it totally tells us what we need to do. I’m going to select V Rang. Now, I’m going to try and
type something here that’s not in that list. When I Enter, look at that. That’s our first
personalized pop-up message. Select product name
from dropdown list. I’m going to say retry. I’m going to delete that and
then, select from the list. And there we go. Now, I want to do the same
thing down here for the invoice. So I’m going to highlight
a range of cells, go up to data validation list. I’m not going to add error
alert or input message. You can if you want. Settings, I want to select list. This is so amazing. Source, it’s always the
first column only, just a list of names. Click OK. And now, in each
one of these cells, we have our dropdown list. All right, so that’s
example 1 and 2. In both of these examples,
we did exact match and we also saw data
validation dropdown list. Now, let’s go talk about
approximate match lookup. I’m going to click
on the sheet V 3 4. And what we want to do here
is use approximate match VLOOKUP to get a bonus
commission percentage. Here’s our employees
and our sales. And of course, what
we want to avoid is F2 that long
IF function, that would have to individually
check each one of the conditions in order to get to the
bonus commission percentage and then, return it
back to the cell. Now the amazing thing, when we
use the VLOOKUP function is it will totally be able
to look this up. And even though I can’t
find exactly the 17,382, VLOOKUP will know
exactly what to do. Now 17,382, that would fit
in this category right here. Now how does VLOOKUP know– when it’s looking
up this number, how does it know to go to this
row and fit into this category? Because VLOOKUP
will look this up, race through this first
column, which has to be sorted smallest to biggest– it’ll actually race
through and when it finds the first number
bigger, it jumps back a row. Now VLOOKUP knows any
time it sees 10,000 here and 20,000 in the next
category, it automatically interprets that as, OK, this row
is going to be $10,000 or more, all the way up to, but
not including, 20,000. So that means for every
single one of these rows, VLOOKUP will interpret it
as, well, there’s 30,000– that number is included for
this row, all the way up to, but not including,
the next number. And that just makes our
formula so easy and simple, as compared to our IF function. All right, we’re
going to try this. You ready? Equals VL. I see my VLOOKUP highlighted
in blue, I hit Tab. Lookup value– just like
for our exact match, we have to look something
up and try and find a match in the first column. Now I type a comma, table array. The word, table, in the
name of the argument reminds me that I have to
give VLOOKUP the entire table. We highlight the first
column with the items to match and any other columns. Now, I actually added the
upper and lower limit category just so we could,
as we’re learning, use that to understand
the category for each row. So really, we don’t
need this third column. I’m actually– and notice
the dancing ants are still dancing– I’m going to highlight the first
column and the second column. The second column
has the percentages that I want to go and get,
and bring back to the cell. Now for table array,
I’m copying this, so I need to hit the
F4 key to lock it. Now comma, column index. Remember, C-O-L reminds
us that that’s the column. VLOOKUP needs to know
which one of the columns– one or two– has
the thing that it wants to go and get, and
bring back to the cell. So I counted on my fingers and
I counted the second column as the column with the
bonus percentage commission. So I type a 2. Comma. Now remember, VLOOKUP does
two different types of lookup. Exact match– that’s when
you’re looking up, like, text. Q-U-A-D, like in
our last example. Approximate match–
that’s always, when we have our first
column sorted from smallest to biggest, and it will
race through until it finds the first number bigger– in our case, 20,000– and
know to jump back one row. Now actually, technically,
that is not how it does it. It does something called
a binary search, which is a computer term for how
computers do approximate match lookup. But for our
understanding, think of it as VLOOKUPs racing through until
it sees the first bigger number and jumps back one row. So I’m going to choose
approximate match. Now, look up here. Just like for exact
match, there’s various options to tell
VLOOKUP that you want it to do approximate match. So for approximate
match, you can put true, which means double click. Backspace, Backspace, Backspace. Or you can put a
1, so I can put 1. Or I can leave it omitted. So the default
behavior, if I do not put anything for range
lookup, is approximate match. And what that means is if
I Backspace, Backspace– that means I don’t even put
anything in for that argument. We saw this once
before in our class when we used the PMT
function– the payment function for a loan. If there’s an argument– and arguments that are
listed in square brackets always will mean if
you know that default, you don’t have to put it in. So when we’re doing
approximate match, we’re never going to put it in. Now, I’ll leave it up to you. You can comma, put a true, a
one, or don’t put anything. I’m always going to
not put anything. All right, so we’re going
to take the default behavior approximate match, close
parentheses, Control-Enter, double click, and send it down. Go to the last cell and hit F2. That is absolutely beautiful. We got exactly the same
percentage all the way down, as our much longer IF function. All right, Escape. All right, now, we want to go
look at our example number 4. And this time, I
want to use VLOOKUP to get the correct
bonus commission percentage for every
cell, but then, I want to multiply it by the
sales to get the actual– and that shouldn’t
say percentage symbol, it should say please calculate
the bonus commission dollar amount. All right, so you ready? We going to do the
same exact VLOOKUP. Equals VL, Tab, Left Arrow. I need to have a lookup
value to try and match in the first column. So there it is, a
relative cell reference. Comma, table array. So I remember to put the entire
table– not the field names like a pivot table,
just the first column and any subsequent columns. I’ve highlighted
one, two columns. Now I come down
and hit the F4 key to lock it because I’m
copying this formula down. Comma, column index. I see col. That means I
need to count on my finger until I find the column
that has the thing I want to go and get, and
bring back to the cell. One, two– so I put a two. Comma. Oh, yeah. I’m doing approximate match. I’m leaving it out. By the way, don’t
leave that comma there if you’re going to leave it
out and assume the default behavior of approximate match. Don’t put anything. Don’t even put a comma. It’s simply closed parentheses. And just for a second,
admire how short and sweet that formula is. Control-Enter, double
click, and send it down. I’m going to go to
the last cell and hit F2 to verify that
the relative cell reference and the lock
table are actually working. Now, I’m going to come
to the top cell and F2. Notice VLOOKUP is just
delivering a decimal number to the cell. And don’t get tricked
by number formatting just because this has number
formatting and these cells do not. Remember, all formulas look
at the underlined number. And of course, as
we’ve seen many times in this class, under
that percentage number formatting is a decimal. And we want that decimal. We want to use that decimal
that VLOOKUP is returning and multiply it times the sales. Just like we did in last
video where we had our IF and we took the result of the IF
and multiplied it by our sales, we’re allowed to do the
same thing for VLOOKUP. Control-Enter. Double click and send it down. Go to the last cell and F2. Escape. Now, I see lots of
extraneous decimals. But guess what, I
am not going to use any of these formula results
in any subsequent formulas. So I’m simply going to highlight
and add number formatting. If I were going to add
these, I would have to round. But I’m not, so I’m simply
going to use number formatting. And come up to the dropdown
and select currency. All right, F2 at the top. We’re totally allowed
to use VLOOKUP to do this amazing
approximate match lookup and use the result in a
larger formula, in our case, multiplying. Now, just to emphasize
what VLOOKUP is doing, I’m going to come
up to $39,999.99. Notice VLOOKUP returned to 4%. But what did VLOOKUP do? Well, it took that
number, it raced through until it bumped into
the first number bigger, and jumped back a row. That’s how it knew
how to get that 4%. Now, we’ve done four
examples so far. VLOOKUP totally replaced this. And actually, I forgot, I
want to go back to V1 2. Here we use VLOOKUP with exact
match to look up exactly Quad, but you might be tempted to
make the same mistake over here. This is what we
never want to do. We never want to have to
check every single condition. Any time we have, in our case,
one of five different things we’re putting into the
cell, we used VLOOKUP. Over here on V3 4, when we’re
doing approximate match, we had one of seven things that
we wanted to put into the cell, so instead of checking all
seven things, we used VLOOKUP. All right, let’s go over and
look at our next examples, V 5 and 6. On V 5 6, we have
another common example of how to use exact
match VLOOKUP. Our goal is to get employee
email and phone number. So I need to be able to look
up a particular employee name, find an exact match
in the first column, and then jump over to the
sixth column for email, and the seventh
column for phone. All right, so I’m
going to click here. Cell B16 equals VL, Tab. I’m going to Left Arrow
because I’m trying to look up an employee name. Sometimes, we have an
employee ID instead of a name. Comma, table array. I have to highlight the
whole table without the field names at the top– there’s the first
column– to get a match. And these are all
the potential columns of things we can go and get,
and bring back to the cell. Now I’m going to hit
the F4 key because I am going to copy this to the side. F4. And I need to go back
to lookup value, click, and hit the F4 key to lock
that because as I copy to the side from the email
cell to the phone cell, I need to lock on
the employee name. I very carefully come to the
end and with my eyebeam cursor, now I can comma, and for column
index number, I need to count– 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6– so I need to type a six there. The sixth column has the
email I want to go and get. Comma. I’m doing exact match, so you
can put false or type a zero. Both will tell VLOOKUP
to do exact match. Close parentheses. Control-Enter. And I’m going to
copy it to the side. Now this won’t work,
but I come here and F2. Now, I need to change
that column index number. Since phone is in
the seventh column, I’m going to type
a seven and Enter. And just like that, I have
email and phone number. Now, I’m going to click
in the cell right here. Remember, when we’re
doing exact match and we have our lookup table,
we might as well prevent errors. Because if I accidentally type a
Space, those are not available. Control-Z to get
rid of that space. But it’s a simple fix. I’m going to add data
validation list to that cell. So we go up to data, over to
data tools, data validation, click the dropdown for allow. I’m going to say list. The source, it’s the first
column of the lookup table. There we go. Click OK. Now I can simply select Darius. And there we go, the email
and the phone number. Now example number 6, I
want to do exact match. I have a list of these
employees and I just need to get their salary
from the very last column. I’m counting on my fingers,
so that’s all the way to the ninth column. Equals VL, Tab, Left Arrow,
Comma, and the table array– I’m going to highlight the
whole table, all the way to the ninth column. F4 to lock it,
comma, column index– the ninth column has the
thing I want to go and get. Comma. Either false or 0
for exact match. Zero. Close parentheses,
Control-Enter, double click, and send it down. Go to the last cell and hit F2. That’s absolutely beautiful. Hit Escape. Now, we want to go to our
next example, V 7 and 8, and look at two other
approximate match VLOOKUP situations. Here, we have an income
amount and a tax amount. So for this income
amount, I need to get the tax from
our tax lookup table. So you ready? Equals VL, Tab, Left Arrow– to get that sales
number for lookup value. Comma. I’m going to select the table
first and second column. I’m not copying it anywhere,
so I simply type, comma. Column index– well the tax
is in the second column, so I type a two. And I’m doing approximate
match, so I do not need to put anything
for range lookup. The default behavior
is for VLOOKUP to do approximate match. Close parentheses and Enter. So what did VLOOKUP do? It took that number, went
over to the first column of the lookup table– and this column has to
be sorted from smallest to biggest in order for
approximate math to work– it took that number,
raced through until it bumped into the first
bigger one, then it jumped back and knew that that was
the row, and the $120 was the correct tax. VLOOKUP knew that this row was
everything from exactly 5,000, all the way up to,
but not including, 10,000– for all of those
numbers, $120 is the tax. Now, our eighth example. Here we have, if I
Control-Down Arrow, looks like we have
about 100 records. Control-Up Arrow. So this is in payroll. We have the employee
and the sales. And in this business,
they assign a flat amount for commission. So we need to lookup
and match using approximate match, each
one of the employee sales in the first column and
return from the second column the commission. So in the top cell,
equals VL, Tab. Left Arrow to get that sales. Comma. Highlight the table,
F4 to lock it. Comma. Two. because the commission amount
is in the second column, that’s what I want
to go and get. Comma. I am not putting
anything for approximate because that’s the default.
And be sure to not do this. Don’t accidentally
leave a comma there. If you’re going to leave it
out, which is the efficient way to create this formula–
that’s how they designed this function– if you’re
going to leave it out because you want the
default behavior, just don’t put anything. Close parentheses. I love it. That is such a beautiful
and efficient formula. Control-Enter to put the thing
in the cell and keep the cell selected. Double click and send it down. I’m going to Control-Down Arrow
to the very last cell and hit F2. I’m verifying that the cell
references are correct. Escape. Control-Home to jump
up to the top cell. So we saw another
approximate match. It’s very common to
use approximate match to look for a
certain income amount and return a tax or a tax rate. Hit Escape. And we saw payroll
table where we needed to get the commission. Now, if we were going to
finish this, of course, we’d add to get the gross
pay and then calculate our deductions, our
net pay, and so on. All right, we have one
last example for VLOOKUP. I going to use my arrows
to move the sheets. And there is V9. Let’s click on V9. Now, this is the same
table we had last video. And in last video, we needed
to add a sales category. Now in last video, we
used the IF function because there was
two categories– large and small. But for each sales number, I
need to go over this table, use an approximate
match, race through till I find the first bigger
one, figure out which row, go over the second column,
and get that category, and bring it back to the cell. All right. Top cell equals VL, Tab. Left Arrow to get
the sales amount. Comma. And watch this, I’m going
to use my arrow keys– Arrow, Arrow. Now I’m going to
Control-Shift-Right Arrow, Down Arrow, F4 to highlight
that whole table and lock it. That’s an alternative
method to using your mouse. All right, I have
the table, comma. The second column has the
category, so I type a two. I’m doing approximate
match, so I simply assume the default.
Close parentheses. Control-Enter. Double click and send it down. Now just like we
did last video, now we have added a helper column. And if we needed to
create a pivot table– last video, we did country
code and sales category, were just two– but here, we’re not going
to do this in this video, but we’ve added this extra sales
category with this criteria and we could use this new
table with the helper column to build a pivot table. All right, there’s some
homework problems for you to do. And in this video, we saw one
of the most important functions in Excel, we used
VLOOKUP approximate match to populate a new column
with sales categories. Back on 7 and 8, we saw how to
use approximate match VLOOKUP for taxes and commissions,
like in a payroll table. Back on V5 6, a common
example for VLOOKUP is to look up
employee information from various columns in
an employee lookup table. We also saw how
to create a report with employee and salaries. Back on V3 and 4, we saw how
to do approximate match lookup to replace this huge IF, to get
a bonus percentage commission. We also saw how to use
VLOOKUP in a larger formula to deliver a decimal
amount to a formula and then multiply it to
get a commission amount. And then, we started off, V1– a very common
situation for VLOOKUP. We’re looking up a
product name in order to get the product price. And we saw down here how to use
that VLOOKUP look up product price formula in an invoice. And to make sure that VLOOKUP
is going to not deliver an NA, we saw how to add data
validation dropdown list both here and up here. All right, don’t forget
if you like that video, be sure to click that
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always lots more videos to come from Excel Is Fun. And in our next video,
Excel basics 15, we will get to see the
amazing Excel table feature. All right, we’ll
see you next video.

6 thoughts on “Excel Basics 14: Excel VLOOKUP Function Made Easy! 9 Examples to Make Your Job Easier!”

  1. You are amazing! I've learned a lot from your videos and about to attend an Excel test for a possible employment opportunity. Thanks a ton!

  2. Whoa,,, thanks so much Mr. Girvin for your such passionate teaching on the ExcelIsFun VIDS,,,,
    GOD bless for all your good works,,,,

  3. Really enjoying your teaching. I've seen online there's some big NEW Excel tool "xlookup" that people claim now surpasses "vlookup" – any chance in the near future you'd do a video on it please? Best Regards!

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