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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2003 Step by Step by Curtis Frye

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Chapter 14 Working with Database Data

Looking Up Information in a Data List To find a value

  1. Create a data range in which the leftmost column contains a unique value for each row.

  2. In a cell, type =VLOOKUP(cell2, range, column, FALSE) (where cell2 is the cell for someone to enter a value for Excel to find in the leftmost column, range is the range or name of the range, and column is the number of the column—counting from the left—for the value to be returned), and press FALSE finds only exact matches, while TRUE would find the nearest match equal to or less than the specified value.

  3. In cell2, type the value to be found in the named range, and press ...

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