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How to lookup a value in 3D table in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-10-29

The Lookup function is usually used to look up for a value based on one or multiple criteria, but if there are a 3D table in Excel sheet, and how can you find the crossable result based on the criteria by Lookup function as below screenshot shown?
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Lookup a value in 3D table in Excel

Lookup a value in 3D table in Excel

To find a value based on criteria in a 3D table, you just need two formulas.

1. Firstly, you need one helper column with one formula to connect criteria 1 and 2. Insert one column after column B, type this formula =A3&B3 in cell C3, and then drag fill handle over the cells which need this formula.
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In the formula, A2 and B3 are the criteria 1 and 2 in the 3D table.

2. Then in a blank cell, type this formula =P2&P3, in the formula, P2 and P3 are the criteria 1 and 2 you want to lookup for a value based on.

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3. Then in the cell you want to place the result, type this formula =INDEX(D2:L12,MATCH(O6,C2:C12,0),MATCH(P4,D2:L2,0)) , press Enter key.
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In the formula, D2:L12 are the cells which you want to get result from, and O6 is the connection of criteria 1 and 2 you have displayed in step2, C2:C12 is the range contains the first formula, P4 is the criteria 3, D2:L2 is the cells contain criteria 3.

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