12. Using Powerful Functions: Logical, Lookup, and Database Functions

This chapter covers four groups of workhorse functions. If you process spreadsheets of medium complexity, you will turn to logical and lookup functions regularly.

• The logical functions, including the ubiquitous IF function, help make decisions.

• The information functions might be less important than they once were, now that Microsoft has added the IFERROR function, but INFO, CELL, and TYPE still come in handy.

• The lookup functions include the powerful VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDIRECT functions. These functions are invaluable, particularly when you are doing something in Excel when it would be better to use Access. In addition, let’s face it; with 1.1 million rows in Excel ...

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