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Vlookup function

Vlookup function

Vlookup function

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I've just discovered this marvelous function, for those out there who don't know it :::::: you Must try

RE: Vlookup function

Pretty powerful I agree. In effect you can interconnect 2-D tables to form relational databases.  A very basic and necessary function in the database world.

RE: Vlookup function

Another good one is the HLookup function.... does the same thing VLookup, but instead of reading columns, it uses rows.  Using them in conjunction is a good tool to know how to use!

jproj

RE: Vlookup function

You may be interested in PUP from J Walkenbach.  He has an impressive set of add in tools for excel for a modest price.  The version I have has a VInterpolate and Hinteroplate lookup type function.  It will interpolate between a table of values, very usefull to me many times.  Here is the link to his web site  http://www.j-walk.com/ss/

steve

RE: Vlookup function

Yes, VLOOKUP is a powerful tool but most of excel's other lookup functions are also useful.  It can be very helpful to make one lookup fuction an argument of a second fuction (use Match to find the row or column of a chart which in tern is an argument of Index).

I recommend Excel for Scientists and Engineers by William J. Orvis
You can see the entire index at; http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0782117619/ref=pd_sim_books_2/104-7191529-1272727?v=glance&s=books

RE: Vlookup function

Another interesting function that does something similar is the offest command. I use this for dealing with information inputted from drop down menus built using the forms options.

RE: Vlookup function

Should of course have been OFFSET - Typo demon strikes again...

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