Contents

- 1 When should you use Vlookup?
- 2 What is Vlookup and when would you use it?
- 3 Why do we use Vlookup in Excel?
- 4 How do you use Vlookup correctly?
- 5 What is the difference between lookup and Vlookup?
- 6 Why is Vlookup bad?
- 7 What is Vlookup in Excel with example?
- 8 How do I do a Vlookup in Excel with two tabs?
- 9 How do I compare two lists in Excel?
- 10 Why is pivot table used in Excel?
- 11 How do you use Excel pivot tables?
- 12 How do you do a Vlookup on sheets?
- 13 How do I do a Vlookup to compare two columns?
- 14 How do I do a Vlookup with two criteria?

## When should you use Vlookup?

When **you** need **to** find information in a large spreadsheet, or **you** are always looking for the same kind of information, **use** the **VLOOKUP** function. **VLOOKUP** works a lot like a phone book, where **you** start with the piece of data **you** know, like someone’s name, in order **to** find out what **you** don’t know, like their phone number.

## What is Vlookup and when would you use it?

**VLOOKUP** stands for ‘Vertical Lookup’. It is a function that makes Excel search for a certain value in a column (the so called ‘table array’), in order **to** return a value from a different column in the same row.

## Why do we use Vlookup in Excel?

**VLOOKUP** is an **Excel** function to look up data in a table organized vertically. **VLOOKUP** supports approximate and exact matching, and wildcards (*?) for partial matches. Lookup values must appear in the first column of the table passed into **VLOOKUP**.

## How do you use Vlookup correctly?

**How to use VLOOKUP** in Excel

- Click the cell where you want the
**VLOOKUP**formula to be calculated. - Click “Formula” at the top of the screen.
- Click “Lookup & Reference” on the Ribbon.
- Click “
**VLOOKUP**” at the bottom of the drop-down menu. - Specify the cell in which you will enter the value whose data you’re looking for.

## What is the difference between lookup and Vlookup?

The **LOOKUP** function. The function performs a rough match **lookup** either **in a** one-row or one-column range and returns the corresponding value from another one-row or one-column range. While **VLOOKUP** searches for the value **in a** column, **HLOOKUP** searches for the value **in a** row.

## Why is Vlookup bad?

It can not lookup and return a value which is to the left of the lookup value. It works only with data which is arranged vertically. **VLOOKUP** would give a **wrong** result if you add/delete a new column in your data (as the column number value now refers to the **wrong** column).

## What is Vlookup in Excel with example?

The **VLOOKUP** function always looks up a value in the leftmost column of a table and returns the corresponding value from a column to the right. 1. For **example**, the **VLOOKUP** function below looks up the first name and returns the last name. No worries, you can use INDEX and MATCH in **Excel** to perform a left lookup.

## How do I do a Vlookup in Excel with two tabs?

**How to use the formula to Vlookup across sheets**

- Write down all the lookup sheet names somewhere in your workbook and name that range (Lookup_sheets in our case).
- Adjust the generic formula for your data.
- Enter the formula in the topmost cell (B2 in this example) and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to complete it.

## How do I compare two lists in Excel?

**A Ridiculously easy and fun way to compare 2 lists**

- Select cells in both
**lists**(select first**list**, then hold CTRL key and then select the second) - Go to Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values.
- Press ok.
- There is nothing do here. Go out and play!

## Why is pivot table used in Excel?

A **Pivot Table** is **used** to summarise, sort, reorganise, group, count, total or average data stored in a **table**. It allows us to transform columns into rows and rows into columns. It allows grouping by any field (column), and using advanced calculations on them.

## How do you use Excel pivot tables?

**Excel** will create a **PivotTable** on a new sheet, and display the **PivotTable** Fields List.

- Click a cell in the source data or
**table**range. - Go to Insert >
**PivotTable**. **Excel**will display the Create**PivotTable**dialog with your range or**table**name selected.

## How do you do a Vlookup on sheets?

**In your Google Sheet, click Add-ons > Multiple VLOOKUP Matches > Start, and define the lookup criteria:**

- Select the range with your data (A1:D9).
- Specify how many matches to return (all in our case).
- Choose which columns to return the data from (Item, Amount and Status).
- Set one or more conditions.

## How do I do a Vlookup to compare two columns?

**How to Compare Two Columns in Excel**

- Click the
**Compare two columns**worksheet tab in the**VLOOKUP**Advanced Sample file. - Add
**columns**in your workbook so you have space for results. - Type the first
**VLOOKUP**formula in cell E2: - Click Enter on your keyboard and drag the
**VLOOKUP**formula down through cell C17.

## How do I do a Vlookup with two criteria?

**VLOOKUP with Multiple Criteria** – Using a Helper Column

- Insert a Helper Column between column B and C.
- Use the following formula in the helper column:=A2&”|”&B2.
- Use the following formula in G3 =
**VLOOKUP**($F3&”|”&G$2,$C$2:$D$19,**2**,0) - Copy for all the cells.