CP002: VTALKUP – 5 Excel lookup functions demystified + 4 Resources for you
In the second session of Chandoo.org Podcast, We will be learning how to use 5 Excel lookup functions.
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What is in this session?
In this session, we tackle one of the most important areas of Excel. The lookup functions.
You will learn,
- Why lookup functions are necessary
- 5 Important lookup functions in Excel – VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, MATCH & INDEX
- When & how to use each of these 5 functions?
- Extreme scenarios:
- What happens when the value you are looking up is not there?
- What if too many items match the lookup value?
- What if you have too many conditions in the lookup criteria?
- Using IFERROR function
- Re-cap of the new powers you acquired
- 4 Resources for you to learn lookup functions better
Go ahead and listen to the show.
Links & Resources mentioned in this session:
4 Resources to learn lookup functions:
- Comprehensive guide to Excel lookup functions
- VLOOKUP Cheatsheet
- The VLOOKUP Quiz – test your knowledge
- Recommended book: The VLOOKUP Book
Example workbook for this podcast:
Click here to download example workbook to play with the ideas mentioned in this podcast.
Other formulas and links mentioned in this podcast:
- INDEX formula – introduction, how to use it and why you should use it?
- INDEX + MATCH formula combination
- IFERROR Formula What is it, syntax, examples and uses
- Looking up 2nd or 3rd matching value
- Looking up based on multiple conditions
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Transcript of this session:
Thanks to Jordan
I almost forgot. Special thanks to Jordan (@SpikingWhamos) for suggesting VTALKUP as a name.
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