VLOOKUP in Excel

Last Update July 23, 2021
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About This Course

 VLOOKUP is perhaps Excel’s most commonly used feature. This course only has one goal: to debunk the VLOOKUP function in Excel. Understanding how to use the most popular LOOKUP’S will allow you to manipulate, retrieve, and analyze data like never before! After completing this Video Course, the students would be experts. VLOOKUP was first used in 1985. It’s been with Excel from the beginning; Excel 1 for Macintosh, launched in 1985, included it. VLOOKUP has been the first lookup feature learned by Excel users and the third most used function over the last 34 years. You will learn by seeing the tutor conduct the operation he is instructing on as he demonstrates how to perform these functions step by step in this Excel training course. Understanding references and how Excel responds to them is the first step in the preparation. It would then demonstrate how to use Vlookup before progressing to the next stage of lookup functionality. This course was created using Excel 2019’s most recent edition. All of the lectures are illustrated with illustrations, and you can import and learn the formulas using these excel files. Excel makes it easy to find values of both rows and columns. Although there are advanced functions that allow Excel users to search for data ‘database-style’ VLookup functions are their more basic but still powerful counterparts. The significance of special data identifiers. This is an important aspect of Vlookup formulas and strong data structure in general that is often ignored. We’ll go into what happens when the two data sets don’t have a unique identifier to connect them together and how to address it.

Skills You Will Master: 

  • What is VLOOKUP Function? – In this section we will first learn that VLOOKUP is an abbreviation for ‘Vertical Lookup.’ It’s a feature that allows Excel to look for a specific value in a column in order to return a value from another column in the same row.
  • Examples of VLOOKUP Function – In this topic we will the various examples illustrated for using Vlookup function which makes excel search for a value or data.
  • Applying VLOOKUP Formula – In this section we will see how excel searches for the required data with the help of Vlookup formula in order to return a value from a different column.
  • VLOOKUP with LOOKUP ID – In this section we will see this is one of the best Vlookup exercises, it is the unique ID of the employee in the database.
  • Creating Values – In this section we will see how to create values and the value you’re looking for and the range in which you’re looking for it; The number of the column that contains the return value within your given range.
  • Combining Multiple Tables – In this section we will see how to combine multiple tables using Vlookup function to retrieve data from one table to the other.
  • Common Problems – In this section we will see the common problems or error we encounter while applying Vlookup function.
  • How to Check Formulas? – In this topic we will learn to check Vlookup formulas in any common scenarios.

Learning Objectives

You will be able to cross reference data using VLOOKUP in Excel
VLOOKUP formulas in Microsoft Excel
Troubleshooting VLOOKUP formulas in Microsoft Excel


  • You should be familiar with Excel and entering data into Excel.

Target Audience

  • Excel users.
  • Working Professionals and Students.


23 Lessons3h 30m



What is VLOOKUP Function

Technical Details

Argument Name & Description

How to Start VLOOKUP Function

Example of VLOOKUP Function

Applying VLOOKUP Formula

ID Value for VLOOKUP Value

Verifying the Entry


Formatting the Date

Preparing a Table

Finding the Return Value

VLOOKUP Function on Employee ID

Creating Values

Combining Multiple Tables

Example on Attorneys

Example on Client Details

Updating the Result

Continuing Adding Fields

Common Problems

How to Check Formulas


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