Excel's VLOOKUP Function
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Excel's VLOOKUP Function

This course is an introduction to the VLOOKUP function in Excel, with practical tips for how to best use the function.
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What Will I Learn?
  • Identify situations where VLOOKUP may return an error or omit desired data.
  • Improve the integrity of VLOOKUP by way of the MATCH function.
  • Make critical distinctions in your data, such as numbers stored as text.
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  • Prerequisite: Basic proficiency with Excel
  • No advanced preparation is needed for this course.

VLOOKUP is one of Excel’s most useful functions. This course provides an introduction to the VLOOKUP function as well as practical tips for how to use this function to improve the integrity of your spreadsheets, streamline productivity, and decrease accounting errors. We cover the nuances of VLOOKUP, how to counteract missing data with the IFERROR and IFNA functions, and ways to turbo-charge VLOOKUP by incorporating the MATCH function.

This course enables you to:

  • Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel's VLOOKUP function.
  • Recognize what causes look-up errors, and see how to overcome such situations.
  • Understand the new IFNA function available to Excel 2013 users.
  • Uncover the limitations of VLOOKUP, along with alternatives.
  • Perform dual lookups across columns and down rows to cross-reference the data you need.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Excel for business.
  • Anyone in Finance accounting or related fields.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
8 Lectures 01:36:31

Text vs. Numbers


IFERROR function

IFNA Function

Duplicate Data - MATCH Function

Recommended Resources; Closing Comments

Excel Efficiency: VLOOKUP Continuous Play
Supporting Materials
4 Lectures 00:03
Excel Efficiency VLOOKUP-Slides

Excel Efficiency: VLOOKUP Glossary/Index

Excel Efficiency VLOOKUP-Excel 2003

Excel Efficiency VLOOKUP-Excel 2007-2013
Review and Test
0 Lectures 00:00
Review Questions
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Illumeo Learning
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David Ringstrom (Illumeo)
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David H. Ringstrom is a CPA and owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based spreadsheet and database consulting firm that he started in 1991. David teaches 180 live webinars annually on Microsoft Excel, along with occasionally speaking at conferences. He is the co-author of Idiot's Guides: Introductory Accounting, and has served as the technical editor for over 30 books on accounting software. Some of his hundreds of freelance articles on spreadsheets have been published internationally. 


President : Accounting Advisors, Inc. - [1991-12 to Current]
David offers spreadsheet, database, and accounting software consulting services nationwide. He focuses on streamlining complex business processes via a combination of training, tools, and custom programming. 


Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting : J. Mack Robinson College of Business (at Georgia State University )