# How to Lookup Entire Row using INDEX/MATCH

This post explains that how to lookup entire row and return values of the entire row in a table or range in excel.

## Lookup Entire Row

If you want to lookup entire row and then return all values of the matched row, you can use a combination of the INDEX function and the MATCH function to create a new excel array formula.

For example, if you want to lookup value “excel” in the range B2:B5 and then return the relative entire row in the range B2:D5, you can use the following array formula with INDEX/MATCH:

`=INDEX(B2:D5,MATCH("excel",B2:B5,0),0)`

Let’s see how this formula works:

= MATCH(“excel”,B2:B5,0) The MATCH function returns the position of the lookup value “excel” in the range B2:B5. The third argument is set to 0, it means that the MATCH function will search the first lookup value exactly.

=INDEX(B2:D5,MATCH(“excel”,B2:B5,0),0) The third argument is specified to 0, it means that the INDEX function it will return the values of the entire row and the row position is returned by the MATCH function. So this formula returns the values of the ROW 1 in the range B2:D5.

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