Vlookup Formula

Summary

VLOOKUP is an Excel function to lookup and retrieve data from a specific column in table. VLOOKUP supports approximate and exact matching. The "V" stands for "vertical". Lookup values must appear in the first column of the table, with lookup columns to the right.

Purpose

Lookup a value in a table by matching on the first column

Return Value

The matched value from a table.

Syntax

=VLOOKUP (lookup_value, table_array, col_index, [range_lookup])

Arguments

  • look_value - The value to look for in the first column of a table.

  • table_array - The table from which to retrieve a value.

  • col_index - The column in the table from which to retrieve a value.

  • range_lookup - [optional] TRUE = approximate match (default). FALSE = exact match.