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5.3: VLOOKUP Information

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    VLOOKUP is one of the lookup and reference functions, when you need to find things in a table or a range by row.  For example, use VLOOKUP to find a price of an automotive part or the letter grade of a final average.

    VLOOKUP location:  Click FORMULA tab, Lookup and Reference icon in the Function Library group. Find VLOOKUP option at the bottom of the list.

    VLOOKUP argument box:  When you click on VLOOKUP, an argument box appears like the one below:

    Taking one box at a time:

    Lookup Value:  The value you want to look up.

    Table array. The column number in the range that contains the return value.

    Col Index num (meaning Column Index Number)

    Range Lookup:  We do not need to use this box

    EXERCISE (not graded but helpful to you if you work your way through it.)

    • Prepare a simple spreadsheet like the one below.
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