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
- How to make the formula give only exact matches.