Become an Expert on Lookup Functions
This course provides a comprehensive examination of the Lookup and Reference category in Excel. It covers the LOOKUP and VLOOKUP functions.

With VLOOKUP, you will learn how to: use Wildcards; search through multiple sheets for a match; and what to do if a match is not in the first column of your table.

The course also explores HLOOKUP. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of INDEX MATCH versus VLOOKUP.

The section ends with a brief overview of XLOOKUP which is still in Beta as of December 2019.

It reviews the OFFSET function, which allows you to write calculations that automatically update as new data is added. With the INDIRECT function, you will learn how to find data on other worksheets. Finally, HYPERLINK is briefly discussed since it is in the lookup and reference section.

Course Publication Date: March 31, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or can be purchased for $20.00!

Author:Mill Creek Publishing
Course No:COMP-LOOKUP-2800
Recommended CPE:2.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Intermediate
Prerequisites:Assumes familiarity with Excel and how to use basic functions such as SUM and COUNT. Assumes the user understands what an absolute cell reference is.
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Computer Software and Applications
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate among a variety of functions.
  • Recognize lookup functions syntax and how to use them in calculations.
  • Recognize the steps to incorporate data validation.
  • Recognize the importance of a range name and how to create one.
  • Recognize how to incorporate wildcards into functions.
  • Understand how to incorporate other functions, such as COLUMN and ROW, into Lookup and Reference functions.

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