Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Vertical Lookup D – Search
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
this exercise in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series, Peter
Kalmstrom shows how to set use the Excel vertical lookup
function to search for information.
Peter also shows how to avoid a "not applicable" message
when the search cell is empty and how to modify the search
formula to only give exact matches.
As an example Peter uses a contact list, where he has added
a formula that looks up the telephone number of a person
when you write the first name in a certain cell.
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo!
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel calculation
functions are the same for earlier versions of Excel.
- How to create a vertical lookup formula that searches
for the value entered in a certain cell in a range of
other cells and outputs the value of a certain
column in the same row as the search value.
- How to insert an "if" statement in the formula
that conditions the formula cell to be blank when no
value has been entered in the search cell.
- How to make the formula give only exact matches.