## How to use the VLOOKUP Function with Choose Function in Microsoft ExcelIt was well known that in Microsoft Excel, the respective " Moreover, on the other hand, the respective However, by combining the two important functions on Excel- the " **For example**, As an example let us assume that we have a table that usually contains the relevant information regarding the employees who are actually working in the company named "**BBPPL**," where the department of each employee is primarily stored in the different columns which are effectively based upon their location as well. Instead of manually adjusting the respective column index in the**VLOOKUP**formula each time, we can make use of the**CHOOSE**function in order to dynamically select the appropriate column index that is based on the location of the particular employee effectively.
This dynamic approach will not only streamline the process but will also reduce the chances of getting errors and hence make the respective spreadsheet more robust to make effective changes in it. And spite of all this, it will also allow Excel users to build more sophisticated lookup formulas that can automatically adjust to the different scenarios without requiring any constant manual intervention effectively, and the effective combination of the " ## What is meant by the term "Vlookup" function in Microsoft Excel?In Microsoft Excel, the " **For example**, Let us now suppose that we have a dataset of the employee salaries that are none other than $250, $400, $700, and $1000 from cell**B2:B5**and employee ID (1001,1002,1003,1004) that range from the cell**A2 to A5**. Then, in the cell E2, and despite this, we actually want to know the ID of the respective for the salary of $400, which is in cell B3. In such a scenario, we can now efficiently make use of the VLOOKUP function. And then, inserting out the**lookup_value**in the cell D2, and here we can now enter the formula as follows:
= VLOOKUP (D2, A2:B5,2,FALSE). And just after applying the above formula, it will return the output as " ## What is the syntax for the Vlookup Function in Microsoft Excel?
Here, in this particular syntax, the function usually accepts four basic arguments that are none other than the following ones: Moreover, in the above syntax the very first three arguments are considered as the mandatory one, while the last one is termed to be an optional one as well. Now let us get a brief about the arguments. **lookup_value:**The lookup_value in the Vlookup function is primarily considered mandatory argument, as it mainly represents the value we actually want to look up in the first column of the selected table or the dataset.**table_array:**The table array in the Vlookup function is also considered as a mandatory argument. It basically represents the dataset or data array that needs to be searched out effectively.**col_index_num:**The col_index_num in the Vlookup function is considered as the mandatory argument as it represents the integer which is responsible for the purpose of specifying the column number of the respective table_array that we actually want to return a value from respectively.**range_lookup:**The range_lookup in the Vlookup function is considered as the optional argument, and it represents or can define what the function should return if it does not find an exact match to the lookup_value as well. Despite all this, this particular argument can be set to "**FALSE" or "TRUE,"**in which**the TRUE**value usually indicates an approximate match (it makes use of the closest match below the lookup_value in case the exact match is not found), and "**FALSE"**value indicates an exact match (and it primarily returns an error in case the exact match is not found).**"TRUE**" can also be substituted for the value of**"1,"**and "**FALSE"**can be altered for**"0,"**
## How can one easily make use of the Vlookup Function in Microsoft Excel?Now, in this section, we will go through some of the examples of the VLOOKUP function used in Microsoft Excel. They could be quite beneficial for both beginners and also for advanced Excel users respectively:
Now, for this example, we will be constructing a table with the data that depicts the prices for the various types of dresses worn by newborn babies. And for this, we actually want to find out the price of the dresses like Romper, Mini-skirt, Pant, T-shirt, Frock as well. The steps that are required to make use of the VLOOKUP Excel function in an Excel sheet are listed below, and we need to follow them sequentially:
- For example, in this example, we need to find out the price of the Mini-skirt, and in this, we need to place the cursor in cell G3, as it was clearly depicted in the next image.
In the following pointers, starting from
**For example,**here in this part, the word "**mini-skirt"**is primarily present in the column.- B(Column 3). Now, this argument is 3 and refers to the second column of the table array.
## Note: It should be noted that the leftmost column of the table array is effectively counted as 1.
**True -**It is mainly used for an approximate or also for the exact close match. And the data is also matched with the argument approximately. For instance, the first word is mainly looked up if the selected data contains more than one word as well.**False -**It is primarily used for an exact match. All the words in the data are matched, and the corresponding value is returned effectively.
Hence, after that, we are required to enter the " ## Note: The default value is " True " if the "range_lookup" argument is omitted.
Now, in this example, the respective following table usually depicts the marks of the 6 students in the various subjects as well. The So, in this, we are required to find out the marks that correspond to the serial ID numbers 4 and 8. More often, the respective steps that can be easily applied to the
## What is meant by Choose Function in Microsoft Excel?It was well known that the respective More often, the respective **For example:**Let's assume that we have a list of potential investments with their respective returns, such as stocks, bonds, as well as real estate. By making use of the**CHOOSE**function, we can easily tell Microsoft Excel to pick the investment options that are based on a number that we give it. If in case we enter the number 3, then it will choose real estate; for 1, it will select stocks and vice versa.
However, this function is particularly handy in financial models where we might want to explore the various scenarios as well, and thus, by making use of the ## What is the syntax of the CHOOSE function in Microsoft Excel?
The respective
- 5
- B2
- "=RANDBETWEEN(4,10)"
## Note: It should be noted that if "Index_num" is manually entered as a fraction, then in that particular scenario, it will be efficiently truncated to the lowest integer at the time of use effectively.
- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- A8, A10, A12
- A3:A5, B7:B9, C11:C13, D5:D7
The " ## How can one easily make use of the CHOOSE function in Microsoft Excel?Let us now consider the following examples for a better understanding of the CHOOSE function in Microsoft Excel:
For this example, we have considered 8 data points, which are as -2, 3, 10, 24, 8, and 11, 5, 12, and from this, we actually want to choose the 5 By just applying the above formula, it will return the output as cell 24. If cell A4 is selected as the index value, then in that case it will return the output as 10. It is because of the reason that, the respective A4 corresponds to 3. The third value in the dataset is A5, i.e., 10 respectively.
For this example, we generally have three columns, each containing a list of fruits and flowers and their numbers. We want to choose a value from the array of values. Let us suppose that we want to choose the third value. Now, after that, we need to apply the CHOOSE formula in an Excel sheet respectively. "=CHOOSE (3,B4:B9,C4:C9,D4:D9)" It could be seen that the third value is a list of the values that range in the cell "D4:D9," and which is quite greater than or equal to the input values of column D (8, 11, 9,11,14,90). So, the output of the formula will remain the same as the list of the values available in the cell ranging from cell D4 to cell D9, respectively. Despite all this, in a single cell, the particular formula used will return only a single value as an output from the given list. This selection is not random, as it depends upon the position of the cell in which the answer is required. And similarly, in cell F4, the respective formula
Now, we will add one more column to our respective input of the previous example. After that, we are required to apply the following formula to effectively choose the fourth value from the given list of values. "=CHOOSE (4,A3:A8,B3:B8,C3:C8,D3:D8)" After proceeding with the above formula, we will encounter the output shown in the succeeding image as well. ## How can one easily make use of the Vlookup function in combination with the Choose function in Microsoft Excel?In the above section, we learned about both functions in detail with the help of different examples. Now, we will understand the combination of
Now, in this particular example, we will be effectively working with the 1 condition in order to make use of the Now, after that, we will be combining both functions for a single condition. 1. First of all, we need to type the number 2. Then, we will insert the formula below in cell =VLOOKUP (B14, CHOOSE ({1,2}, A5:A10, C5:C10),2,TRUE) 3. And just after entering the above formula into cell 4. That's it, and then we will able to get the look-up value for the More often, in this particular formula, the respective Now, to have the proof check, we will change the condition value in cell
We all knew that, the respective combination of the VLOOKUP as well as the CHOOSE functions can also work in a similar pattern for the 2 Conditions. So, in order to get better insight, we need to follow the below-mentioned steps respectively: 1. First, we are required to prepare a dataset with the following information, which is mentioned below in the table. 2. Now, just after the collection of the data, we are required to type 3. Afterward, we need to type this formula in =VLOOKUP(B12&B13,CHOOSE({1,2},A5:A10&B5:B10,C5:C10),2,FALSE) 4. And last, we are required to press the 5. Finally, we will see the value that actually meets our specified conditions. However, here in this particular example the
Now, just like the 2 conditions, in this example, we can simply insert the VLOOKUP function in combination with the CHOOSE function for 3 conditions. To achieve this, we must go through the steps below effectively. 1. We are required to prepare a dataset ranging from cell A4:D10with the following information. 2. 3. In this step, we are required to typeUSA, Laptop, and 7 as the 3 conditions. 4. Now, after that, we need to apply this formula in cellB15. =VLOOKUP(B12&B13&B14,CHOOSE({1,2},A5:A10&B5:B10&C5:C10,D5:D10),2,FALSE) 5. Finally, we are required to hit the More often, in the formula mentioned above, the respective VLOOKUP function is mainly used to look for the value in the cells that are none other than cells B12, B13, and B14. And after that, we are required to use CHOOSE({1,2}, A5:A10&B5:B10, C5:C10,D5:D10) as the table_range where {1,2} means that it stands for 1 and 2 as the index arguments. ## What are the key takeaways regarding the use of the Vlookup function with the choose function in Microsoft Excel?The important key points which need to be remembered by an individual while working with the Vlookup function in combination with Choose function in Microsoft Excel are as follows:
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