Skip to main content

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

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-13

Kutools for Excel

Boosts Excel With 300+
Powerful Features

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


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:

shot lookup a value 1

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.

shot lookup a value 5


Notes:

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

Kutools for Excel: with more than 300 handy Excel add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 30 days. Download and free trial Now!


Productivity Tools Recommended
The following tools can greatly save your time and money, which one is right for you?
Office Tab: Using handy tabs in your Office, as the way of Chrome, Firefox and New Internet Explorer.
Kutools for Excel: More than 300 Advanced Functions for Excel 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365.

Kutools for Excel

The functionality described above is just one of 300 powerful functions of Kutools for Excel.

Designed for Excel(Office) 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365. Free download and use for 30 days.

Screen shot of Kutools for Excel

btn read more      btn download     btn purchase

Comments (5)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
in the worksheet tab DataSourceList, column D has a field name. I want to know if that field name (not case sensitive) exists in column D (Extract Column Name) of worksheet WordDoc. I have tried the formula helper but to no avail. Tried various forms of VLOOKUP but to no avail.

I need a simple yes or no or just copy the field from WordDoc row D into the cell E of Data Source List.

I downloaded Kutools to do this, but this thing has me beaten. Any pointers?
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hello, Ferenc,

I have checked your file, and find that the data in WordDoc sheet conatins trailing spaces.
I have removed all trailing spaces from the cells in Column D of sheet WordDoc, now, your formula can work well.
Please check the attachment file.
Hope this can help you!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
How would I use two drop down list together to auto populate dates and pay code in a cell
ex: (1st drop down) Employee name
(2nd drop down) Pay period
(auto populate) the date and pay code for that date
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hi, Lauren
Sorry, your description is not very clear, you can upload a sample attachment here.
we will help to see if it can be implemented.
Thank you!
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Error every time I follow this tutorial, something about circular reasoning.
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
×
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations