## How to categorize data based on values in Excel?

Supposing, you need to categorize a list of data based on values, such as, if data is greater than 90, it will be categorized as High, if is greater than 60 and less than 90, it will be categorized as Medium, if is less than 60, categorized as Low as following screenshot shown. How could you solve this task in Excel?

Categorize data based on values with If function

Categorize data based on values with Vlookup function

#### Categorize data based on values with If function

To apply the following formula to categorize the data by value as you need, please do as this:

Enter this formula: =IF(A2>90,"High",IF(A2>60,"Medium","Low")) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells to fill the formula, and the data has been categorized as following screenshot shown:

#### Categorize data based on values with Vlookup function

If there are multiple grades need to be categorized as below screenshot shown, the If function may be troublesome and difficult to use. In this case, the Vlookup function can do you a favor. Please do as follows:

Enter this formula: =VLOOKUP(A2,\$F\$1:\$G\$6,2,1) into a blank cell, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells you need to get the result, and all data has been categorized at once, see screenshot:

Note: In the above formula, B2 is the cell that you want to get the categorized grade, F1:G6 is the table range you want to look for, the number 2 indicates the lookup table column number which contains the values you want to return.

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Hi
Thank you so much for your excel inputs
it really makes a great difference for me and I am sure for others as well
I have a question.........
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I had 2 columns of categorical or numerical data, I want to make a third column that is a scoring system based on the types of the data in the first 2 columns
for example, if data in column A, B are High & High then 3rd column score is 1
if data in column A, B are low & High then 3rd column score is 2
if data in column A, B are High & low then 3rd column score is 3
.......
and If the function differs for the numerical data as wellfor example
if data in column A, B are <2 & >4 then 3rd column score is 1
if data in column A, B are >2 & <4 then 3rd column score is 2
if data in column A, B are <2 & >4 then 3rd column score is 3