Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Vertical Lookup B
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
In
the previous exercise in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series,
Peter Kalmstrom introduced formulas with the vertical lookup
(VLOOKUP) function. Here is an exercise, that you can try
yourself before you look at the solution in the demo.
As an example Peter uses a calculation of flooring with
different materials in rooms of different sizes. The formula
looks up the cost of the selected flooring to calculate
the cost for each room.
To have a more detailed explanation of the vertical lookup
function used in this exercise, please refer to
the next article.
It uses the same example exercise, but it does not calculate
the floor area. It just explains how to use the function
guide to create a formula with a vertical lookup.
Exercise
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo!
Content
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
 How to write a formula that calculates a rectangular
area by multiplying its width and lenght.
 Brief explanation on how to use the function
guide to create a formula with a vertical lookup.
See next article
for details.
Peter of course also shows how to check a formula, how to
fill down a formula and other things that he has shown in
several earlier demos too. These things need to be done
almost every time!
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel calculation
functions are the same for earlier versions of Excel.
