Today we are going to talk about How to setup and use VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is considered a powerful tool because the software includes a wide range of functions and utilities that seem difficult but make life easier. So if the user wants to find data and details for a certain value then the user has to use VLOOKUP in Excel.
VLOOKUP is a small form for vertical lookup that works as the name suggests. This feature searches for data associated with a particular value in vertically arranged tables. Using LOOKUP the user can quickly find the price and other details for a particular product without much effort. So let's gather some more information about how to setup and use VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel.
Steps for setup and use VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel
1. The first thing a user has to do is open Microsoft Excel on their computer.
2. Then the user clicks on the Excel file and for which you want to apply VLOOKUP.
3. Then the user simply clicks on the cell where the user wants to calculate the VLOOKUP formula.
4. After that the user has to click on the formula option from above.
5. After that the user has to click the lookup and context on the ribbon and select the VLOOKUP option from the drop-down menu.
6. And now the user needs to specify the cell in the popup VLOOKUP box where the user wants to enter the data to enter the value. Lookup Value : This value will be the cell name from which the user wants to select the VLOOKUP formula for the product for which the user wants to view information.
7. After that the user has to select the data in the same dialog box from which VLOOKUP will search the data Table array : This requires the user to define where VLOOKUP will find the data
8. And now enter the column number in the Col_index_num section of the VLOOKUP dialog box Call_indle_name : Suppose there is a column, say column 2 in Table 2 which shows the prices of the products and if the user wants to find the price, the number 2 has to be entered in this box.
9. Then enter True in the Range_Lookup box here. If the user is looking for an exact match, the wrong entry remains.
10. And once done the user has to click OK to apply the formula to a specific field.