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How to do a case sensitive vlookup in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-17

Normally, when you use the vlookup function to return the corresponding value of a specific data, the result does not recognize the case sensitive of the text value, and this will make you crazy if there are multiple text value needed to be identify the case sensitive. But here, I can talk about a useful formula to help you solve this task.

Do a case sensitive vlookup with array formula


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Supposing I have the following data range which ID column contains text string with upper case or lower case, and now, I want to return the corresponding name of the given ID number, see following screenshot:

doc-lookup-case-sensitive-1

Type this formula into your specified cell: =INDEX(B2:B11,MATCH(TRUE,EXACT(D2,A2:A11),0)), and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously, then you will get the correct result you need. See screenshot:

doc-lookup-case-sensitive-1

Note:

In the above formula:

  • A2:A11 is the column that you want to look up in;
  • D2 is the lookup value;
  • B2:B11 is the column which the result will be returned.

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Ditto. Went through a few sites offering much more complex solutions that proved impossible to apply to my task. This worked first-try. Many thanks for sharing.
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Only website I found where the example formula was simple enough to easily translate back into my worksheet. Very satisfying feeling getting this worked out.
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Worked like a charm.
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