How to Vlookup to Return Multiple Values in Excel

This post will guide you how to vlookup to return multiple values in one cell in Excel. How do I lookup and return multiple values concatenated into one cell with an User defined function in Excel.

Vlookup to Return Multiple Values in One Cell


Assuming that you have a list of data in range A1:B6, and you would like to use a vlookup that looks up the value “excel” in column A and returns a concatenated string of all the matched values in column B.

For example, If I was looking up “excel” value, it should return “300 230” as one text string. How to do it. The default VLOOKUP function or INDEX/MATCH functions cannot be used to resolve this problem. And you have to create an User Defined Function with VBA code to achieve the result. Here are the steps:

#1 open your excel workbook and then click on “Visual Basic” command under DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “ALT+F11” shortcut.

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#2 then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

#3 click “Insert” ->”Module” to create a new module.

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#4 paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “Save” button.

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#5 back to the current worksheet, then type the following formula in a blank cell, and then press Enter key.

=VlookupToReturnMulValues(“excel”,A1:B6,2)

#6 you should notice that multiple values has been returned and concatenated as one text string in one cell.

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