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How to return a value if a given value exists in a certain range in Excel?

As the left screenshot shown, if a given number 5 is in a certain number range, how to return the value in the adjacent cell. The formula method in this article can help you achieve it.

Return a value if a given value exists in a certain range by using a formula


Return a value if a given value exists in a certain range by using a formula

Please apply the following formula to return a value if a given value exists in a certain range in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =VLOOKUP(E2,A2:C8,3, TRUE) into the Formula Bar and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

You can see the given number 5 is in the number range 4-6, then the corresponding value Addin 012 in the adjacent cell is populated into the selected cell immediately as above screenshot showed.

Note: In the formula, E2 is the cell contains the given number, A2:C8 contains the number range and the value you will return based on the given number, and number 3 means that the value you will return locates in the third column of range A2:C8. Please change them based on your need.


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    Adele · 9 months ago
    awesome, thanks!
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    Teresa · 1 years ago
    Doesn't work. if only it was that simple, wouldn't need to be googling for this
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      treefireonwater@gmail.com · 11 months ago
      It obviously does. Instead of whining and trying to be a smartass about it, you could have at least tried it out.
    • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
      Mika Donner · 11 months ago
      It does. Try it out before rudely complaining, simple as that.