This post will guide you how to use VLOOKUP function to check if a value exists in a given range of cells in Excel. How to check if a specified value exists in a range and then return the value in the adjacent cell.
For example, you want to look up the text value “Excel” in the range B1:C7, and you found it in the Cell B4, then return the adjacent Sales value (C4) in the column C.
Check If a Value Exists in a Range
Let’s write down the following Excel Formula based on the VLOOKUP function:
Type this formula into the formula box in cell E1, then press Enter.
Let’s see how this formula works:
The VLOOKUP function can be used to check if a given values exists in a range of cell, then return the value in a specified column that is specified by the third argument in the function. So number 2 is the column number that we want to pick. The “Excel” is the value for that we want to lookup. B1:B7 is a range from which we want to lookup the value. The TRUE value indicates that we want to lookup an approximate match from range B1:C7.
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