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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Inside Out by Mark Dodge and Craig Stinson

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Understanding Lookup and Reference Functions

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Lookup and reference functions help you use your own worksheet tables as sources of information to be used elsewhere in formulas. You can use three primary functions to look up information stored in a list or a table or to manipulate references: LOOKUP, VLOOKUP, and HLOOKUP. Some powerful lookup and reference functions in addition to these three are available; we describe many of them in the following sections. You can find a list of all these functions by clicking the Lookup & Reference button on the Formulas tab on the ribbon.

Using Selected Lookup and Reference Functions

VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP are nearly ...

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