VLOOKUP

Sick of looking up the syntax to VLOOKUP. (Glad I use it rarely enough that it's not committed to memory)

VLOOKUP (lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup])

Example:

=VLOOKUP("Puppy",B3:F2000,2,FALSE)

Translation:

Look in the array B3:F2000, for the value 'Puppy' in the first column. Return the value from the 2nd column. (The first column contained 'Puppy')

And the false means "Do not use fuzzy match". I don't know what fuzzy match means I just know I don't want it. Always go 'false'.

However -- that's rarely enough!

If a simple vlookup fails to find any results it will output a big ugly N/A#!!

So -- wrap it in an iferror...

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(D4,B1:B418,2,FALSE),"")

And also -- I am usually referencing something on a different sheet... so to do that, you address the other sheet, followed by a bang

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(D4,Sheet1!$B3:$F2000,2,FALSE),"")

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