How to vlookup values from right to left in Excel?

Vlookup is a useful function in Excel, we can use it to quickly return the corresponding data of the leftmost column in the table. However, if you want to look up a specific value in any other column and return the relative value to the left, the normal vlookup function will not work. Here, I can introduce you other formulas to solve this problem.

Vlookup values from right to left with VLOOKUP and IF function

Vlookup values from right to left with INDEX and MATCH function

Vlookup values from right to left with a useful feature


Vlookup values from right to left with VLOOKUP and IF function

To get the corresponding left value from the right specific data, the following vlookup function may help you.

Supposing you have a data range, now you know the age of the persons, and you want to get their relative name in the left Name column as following screenshot shown:

1. Please enter this formula into your needed cell:

=VLOOKUP(F2,IF({1,0},$D$2:$D$9,$B$2:$B$9),2,0)

2. Then, drag the fill handle to the cells you want to apply this formula to get all the corresponding names of the specific age. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. In the above formula, F2 is the value which you want to return its relative information, D2:D9 is the column that you are looking for and B2:B9 is the list that contains the value you wish to return.

2. If the specific value you lookup doesn't exist, a #N/A value will be displayed.


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Vlookup values from right to left with INDEX and MATCH function

Except above formula, here is another formula mixed with INDEX and MATCH function also can do you a favor.

1. Enter or copy the below formula into a blank cell to output the result:

=INDEX($B$2:$B$9,MATCH(F2,$D$2:$D$9,0))

2. And then drag the fill handle down to your cells that you want to contain this formula.

Notes:

1. In this formula, F2 is the value which you want to return its relative information, B2:B9 is the list that contains the value you want to return and D2:D9 is the column that you are looking for.

2. If the specific value you lookup doesn't exist, a #N/A value will be displayed.


Vlookup values from right to left with a useful feature

If you have Kutools for Excel, with its LOOKUP from Right to Left feature, you can deal with this task quickly without remembering any formulas.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click Kutools > Super Lookup > LOOKUP from Right to Left, see screenshot:

2. In the LOOKUP from Right to Left 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.

Note: If you want to replace the #N/A error value with another text value, you just need to check Replace #N/A error value with a specified value option, and then type the text you need.

3. Then, click OK button, the matching records have been returned based on the lookup values from the right list, see screenshot:

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    Tomas · 10 months ago
    Hi, I am looking for a way for excel to pull the right most number in a table that gets update every day. Please advise.
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    Kyle · 1 years ago
    Here’s a pretty great explanation:
    https://youtu.be/ceBLc-tBj5g
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    deepakksingh90@gmail.com · 1 years ago
    please ans : if on sheet1 one a1=Salesman_ name and a2 to a5 city name where all sales man Sales report how much Sales done . and sheet2 2 all sales man Report like which salesMan done how much sales( useing Countifs formula) by city wise and Total Sales ,i need a formula where when i use hyperlink on city wise sales and total slaes when i click total any one slaes man then get filter data on sheet1 of particuler sales man.again go back sheet2 and click anohter sales man then again get another slaes mann filered data . pleaes Help me.
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    deepakksingh90@gmail.com · 1 years ago
    hay any body can ans me.
    in A1 cell time is 23:59:00 and A2 cell 00:00:00 how can we get time between both date its always get show error .its meance 23:59:00 on date 18/11/2018 and 00:00:00 is next date 19/11/2018 so how can get betweeen time
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    asr · 2 years ago
    Thanks.....its works
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    wbset09@gmail.com · 2 years ago
    Hi!

    I'm trying to show a cell adjacent to a referenced cell when the referenced cell could be in one of two columns.

    The referenced cell, M9, uses this function to find the upcoming date closest to today (i.e. which bill is due next):

    =INDEX($K$1:$K$160,MATCH(M9,$L$1:$L$160,0))


    I want to cell M8 to show the AMOUNT due on that day, which is in the cell to the LEFT of the referenced cell in the list.

    I figured out in O9 how to show it when M9 references a cell in a single column L:

    =INDEX($K$1:$K$160,MATCH(M9,$L$1:$L$160,0))


    But I can't figure out how to have that apply when the referenced cell is in column N.


    A few things I've tried in O10-O12 that didn't work:
    =INDEX($K$1:$K$160&$M$1:$M$160,MATCH(M9,$L$1:$L$160&$N$1:$N$160,0))
    =INDEX(K1:K160,MATCH(M9,L1:L160,0))OR(M1:M160,MATCH(M9,N1:N160,0))
    =INDEX(K1:M160,MATCH(M9,L1:N160,0))

    Would love some help! Thanks!
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    Jajoo · 3 years ago
    very confusing, is there any youtube video about this?
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    Md. Nazmul Hoque · 3 years ago
    Thank you very much...
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    Manmohan · 3 years ago
    Thank u thank u so much
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    Gajraj singh · 3 years ago
    please make me understand "IF({1,0},$D$2: $D$10,$B$2:$B$1 0)", how does it works.
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    guillaume · 4 years ago
    you better use the choose 1,2 fct : example :
    =VLOOKUP(A6,CHOOSE({1,2},'TP Input'!$Z$3:$Z$36,'TP Input'!$Y$3:$Y$36),2,0)
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      Abdul Aleem · 3 years ago
      can show any example of this please..........
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    summer · 4 years ago
    If you found this too confusing, like me, here's an alternative. Create a column on the right of the Age column. Copy and paste all data from Name. So now you have 2 columns with the same data: Name, Age, Name. Now you can do a Vlookup for the name by using the age.

    Then before you submit it to your boss, delete the extra name column to avoid confusion.

    :)
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    Milind · 5 years ago
    Can you Specify "IF({1,0},$D$2:$D$10,$B$2:$B$10)" from - =VLOOKUP(F2,IF({1,0},$D$2:$D$10,$B$2:$B$10),2,0)