Working with lookup functions
In this chapter, you will
Get an overview of Excel’s lookup functions
Understand how lookup tables work
Look up a value using the CHOOSE() function
Look up a value using a table
Perform advanced lookup operations
Getting the meaning of a word in the dictionary is always a two-step process: First you look up the word itself, and then you read its definition. Same with an encyclopedia: First look up the concept, and then read the article.
This idea of looking something up to retrieve some related information is at the heart of many spreadsheet operations. For example, you saw in Chapter 2, “Creating advanced formulas,” that you can add option buttons and list boxes to a worksheet. Unfortunately, these ...