How to vlookup and return the last matching value in Excel?
If you have a list of items which are repeated many times, and now, you just want to know the last matching value with your specified data. For example, I have the following data range, there are duplicate product names in column A but different names in column C, and I want to return the last matching item Cheryl of the product Apple as following screenshot shown:
To vlookup and return the certain value you need, the vlookup function will be first in your mind, but, with the vlookup function you just return the first matching value not the last. Here, I will talk about some other formulas to deal with this task.
Please enter this formula into your specified cell and then drag the fill handle down to the cells to get the last corresponding value as follows:
1. If there is no data in the last matching cell, you will get a result of 0, but that is not your need, you want the last non-zero value, in this case, you should use the following formula:
2. In the above formulas, A2:A12 indicates the column that you are looking for, E2 is the value which you want to return its relative information and C2:C12 is the list that contains the value you want to return.
3. The value you are looking for is not case sensitive.
If you have Kutools for Excel, with its LOOKUP from Bottom to Top feature, you can quickly solve this task no longer need to remembering any formula.
After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:
1. Click Kutools > Super LOOKUP > LOOKUP from Bottom to Top, see screenshot:
2. In the LOOKUP from Bottom to Top dialog box, please do the following operations:
- Select the lookup value cells and output cells from the Lookup values and Output Range section;
- Then, specify the corresponding items from the Data range section.
3. Then, click OK button, all the last matching items have been returned at once, see screenshot:
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