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Link to good lookup examples

Link to good lookup examples

Link to good lookup examples

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dear all,

Can anyone advice on a site with decent v/hookup examples. illustrations.

RE: Link to good lookup examples

Try the previous thread, "Great Excel Info Site". Microsoft now has a better tutorial online, which is easily accessed if you have Excel 2003.
 
The lookup functions are "shorthand" for the Match and Offset functions. Without going into much detail, I must tell you from my experience that it is much better to understand Match and Offset first. You can do a array lookup by using Index and Match, instead of Lookup and Match. I have a couple of examples, or you can do a search in this forum for examples.

Keep in mind the default lookup match type is to pick the lower value in a row or column axis. The row and column axes, in that case, need to arranged in ascending order. For most of my work, exact matches are required, so I almost use the optional eact match option, which does not require that the values be aranged in any particular order.

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