One of the most often used functions when creating an Excel model is consolidating data from different sources. Traditionally, there were 3 major functions for combining data from different tables or worksheets: VLOOKUP, SUMIFS and INDEX/MATCH. Now, Microsoft has introduced XLOOKUP. So what is the difference between these four lookup functions and which one should… Continue reading XLOOKUP, VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH? Big Lookup Functions Guide!
Case-Sensitive Lookups in Excel: 4 Methods (+XLSX-Download)
By definition, the VLOOKUP formula is not case-sensitive. Case-sensitive means, that it matters if you use capital letters or small letters. For instance, a VLOOKUP search for “AAA” will return the same value as for “aaa” or “Aaa”. But in some cases, you want to differentiate between capital and small letters. So how do you… Continue reading Case-Sensitive Lookups in Excel: 4 Methods (+XLSX-Download)
3D Lookups in Excel: How to Look up Values in 3 Dimensions!
The queen of lookups in Excel: The 3 way- or 3D lookup. Imagine this scenario: You have several Excel tables, each has rows and columns. Depending on your input values, you want to get the data from a specific cell from the right table, row and column. Such lookups are called 3D lookups or 3… Continue reading 3D Lookups in Excel: How to Look up Values in 3 Dimensions!
2D Lookups in Excel: 4 Easy Methods and Examples!
There are many cases in which you need a 2 dimensional lookup. That means, if you want to get a value from a specific row-column combination with neither rows or columns fixed. Unfortunately, the problem of a two way lookup comes up quite often. In this article we explore 4 methods of how to conduct… Continue reading 2D Lookups in Excel: 4 Easy Methods and Examples!
INDEX and MATCH: Great Alternative to VLOOKUP in Excel!
You’ve probably heard of the VLOOKUP formula in Excel, haven’t you? The VLOOKUP formula searches for a value in a column. Once found it returns another value from the same row. A combination of INDEX and MATCH serves the same purpose. It works slightly different and has therefore some advantages and disadvantages towards VLOOKUP.