Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, introduces several lookup functions, including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, and CHOOSE, in this valuable presentation. You’ll discover how to use these powerful functions to rapidly develop accurate spreadsheets and look up information, such as pay rates, item prices, and accounting results, versus manually linking to specific cells. David explains the context of when to use lookup functions, demonstrates troubleshooting techniques, and prepares you to deal with subtle issues that can prevent them from working properly. David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2016. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.
- Using VLOOKUP to perform approximate matches.
- Seeing how the HLOOKUP function enables you to perform horizontal matches.
- Using VLOOKUP to look up data from another workbook.
- Future-proofing VLOOKUP by using Excel’s Table feature versus referencing static ranges.
- Using the MATCH function to find the position of an item in a list.
- Simplifying multiple-field lookups with concatenation (combining fields together into a single cell).
- Learning about the MAXIFS function available in certain versions of Excel 2016.
- Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
- Troubleshooting other errors VLOOKUP can present such as #REF!, #NAME!, and #VALUE!.
- Learning why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
- Using the SUMIFS function to sum values based on multiple criteria.
- Discovering the capabilities of the SUMPRODUCT function.
Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.
Level: Basic to Intermediate
Version: David teaches from Excel 2010 in this presentation but every aspect of the material applies equally to Excel 2007, 2013, and 2016.
Prerequisites: A familiarity with Excel spreadsheets
Advanced Preparation: None