In previous post, we learnt the difference between Find and Search in Excel. In this post, we shall learn about VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions in Excel.
VLOOKUP (Vertical lookup) function is used to look for a value in the main table and return corresponding value from the lookup table.
In this example, we want to write the 'Emp Type Name' in C column based on B column value from the Lookup table from E2 to F6.
The formula in C2 is '=VLOOKUP(B2,$E$3:$F$6,2,FALSE)' that executes in following way
When we copy the same formula to other C cells, we get above result.
This is almost same as VLOOKUP except the fact that the Lookup table values are horizontally arranged.
In C11 cell, we have '=HLOOKUP(B11,$F$10:$I$11, 2,FALSE)' formula that does following
The EmpTypeId (B11) is 1 so the Lookup table EmpTypeId = 1 is 'Manager of CEO' so we have this in the C11 cell.
When we copy the same formula to other C cells, we get above result.Views: 769 | Post Order: 30