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How to vlookup to return multiple columns from Excel table?

In Excel worksheet, you can apply the Vlookup function to return the matching value from one column. But, sometimes, you may need to extract matched values from multiple columns as following screenshot shown. How could you get the corresponding values at the same time from multiple columns by using the Vlookup function?

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Vlookup to return matching values from multiple columns with array formula


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Vlookup to return matching values from multiple columns with array formula

Here, I will introduce the Vlookup function to return matched values from multiple columns, please do as this:

1. Select the cells where you want to put the matching values from multiple columns, see screenshot:

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2. Then enter this formula: =VLOOKUP(G2,A1:E13,{2,4,5},FALSE) into the formula bar, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, and the matching values form multiple columns have been extracted at once, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above formula, G2 is the criteria that you want to return values based on, A1:E13 is the table range you want to vlookup from, the number 2, 4, 5 are the column numbers which you want to return values from.


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    LVM · 6 months ago
    Thanks! This was really Helpful!
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    John Doe · 6 months ago
    This method does not work. Even if it did, it is not the proper method.
    Example of correct method is:
    VLOOKUP($A2:$A1093, '[Workbook1.xlsx]Sheet2'!$A$2:$D$111,COLUMN(G2),FALSE)

    Make sure you add $ before the column letter of your lookup reference to make sure it remains static, once done, using the filler button on the selected target cell, drag right to the corresponding number of columns.
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    Lana · 11 months ago
    How can I do this using 2 different spread sheets?
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      skyyang · 10 months ago
      Hello, Lana,
      The above formula in this article also can help you to get the results in another worksheet, you just need to change the cell reference as follows:
      =VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A1:E13,{2,4,5},FALSE)
      Please remember to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to get the correct results.
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        Scullyx25 · 10 months ago
        This is great. How do I carry this formula down if I have 10,000 rows? I've tried a few ways but of course it's changing the formula on me.
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          skyyang · 10 months ago
          Hi, Scully,
          To apply this formula to multiple rows, you just need to change the relative cell reference to absolute reference, as this: =VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!$A$1:$E$13,{2,4,5},FALSE).
          Please try this, hope it can help you!