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Quickly lookup a value and return a different cell from the table

Supposing you want to look up a specific value and return its corresponding data from another column in Excel. To solve this task, the VLOOKUP function in Excel may help us, but most of us may not remember how to use the VLOOKUP function in a formula to do so. Kutools for Excel’s built-in Formula Helper contains some frequently – used formulas, such as calculate age, look for a value in a list, etc. may help you quickly apply formulas in Excel without remembering or knowing the formulas.

Lookup a value and return a different cell from the table

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Lookup a value and return a different cell from the table

For Example, I have a data range, now, I would like to know if the product Pear exist in column A of the table, if so, to return its corresponding quantity from column B as the following screenshot shown:

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1. Click a cell where you want to put the result, for instance, I will click cell F2.

2. Then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, see screenshot:

3. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, specify the arguments as follows:

  • In the Choose a formula box, find and select Look for a value in list;
    Tips: You can check the Filter box, enter certain word into the text box to filter the formula quickly.
  • In the Table_array box, click the shot lookup a value 4 button to select the table range which contains the lookup value and the result value;
  • In the Look_value box, click the shot lookup a value 4 button to select the cell containing the value you are searching for. Or you can directly enter the value into this box;
  • In the Column box, click the shot lookup a value 4 button to specify the column you will return the matched value from. Or you can enter the column number into the textbox directly as you need.
  • Click OK.

Then the matched value has been returned from the list.

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1. If there are more than one looked up value in the table, only the first matched value will be returned.

2. If the looked up value does not exist in the table, it will return an error value.

3. The look up value must be in the first column of the table range.

4. If you like this Formula Helper, you can click the Share icon in the Formulas Helper dialog to share it with your friend via email or share to social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Weibo.

Lookup a value and return a different cell from the table

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