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Index a value by matching multiple columns in Excel

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-04-10

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Supposing in an Excel worksheet, there is a table containing multiple columns as below screenshot shown, column A contains Class numbers, column B, C, D contain student names. Here we want to get which class the students in the column F are in. In this case, the Index and match on multiple columns feature in Kutools for Excel can quickly index a value by matching multiple columns in Excel.
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Apply this feature by clicking Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, then in the popping Formula Helper dialog, choosing Lookup from the Formula Type drop-down list, and selecting Index and match on multiple columns from the list in Choose a formula section. See screenshot:

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Following below steps to look up values matching criteria across multiple columns:

1. Select a cell to place the extracted string, click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.
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2. In the popping Formulas Helper dialog, you can enable the Index and match on multiple columns through two ways.

1) Choose Lookup from the drop-down list of Formula Type, then select Index and match on multiple columns in the section of Choose a formula.
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2)Check Filter checkbox, then type “match” to beside textbox, then you can find the Index and match on multiple columns list in the Choose a formula section.
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3. In Argument input section on the right of the Formulas Helper dialog, click shot range to select the lookup column, table range and lookup value as you need.


Lookup column: the column that you want to return values from.

Table range: the data range excluding headers and the lookup column.

Lookup value: the value (single cell) that you want to look up.
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4. Click Ok, the corresponding value to the first lookup value has been found.
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If you need, drag fill handle over cells to apply this feature.
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If this feature does you a favor, you could click shot share button to share this feature to your friends.
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