How Do I Use The Vlookup Or Hlookup Functions To Search For And Return Data From Other Cells Or Sheets?

VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP are functions in Google Sheets that allow you to search for and return data from other cells or sheets.

Here’s how to use VLOOKUP:

  1. In the cell where you want to display the result of the VLOOKUP, enter the formula: =VLOOKUP(search_key, range, index, [is_sorted])
  2. Replace “search_key” with the value you want to search for.
  3. Replace “range” with the range of cells that contains the data you want to search through.
  4. Replace “index” with the column number in the range that contains the value you want to return.
  5. Replace “[is_sorted]” with TRUE or FALSE depending on whether the data in the first column of the range is sorted. If the data is sorted, you can use TRUE to improve the performance of the VLOOKUP. If the data is not sorted, you should use FALSE.

Here’s an example of how to use VLOOKUP:

=VLOOKUP(“apple”, A1:B5, 2, FALSE)

This formula searches through the range A1:B5 for the value “apple” in the first column. If it finds a match, it returns the value from the second column in the same row.

To use HLOOKUP, simply replace VLOOKUP with HLOOKUP and use the same syntax. HLOOKUP searches for values in the top row of the range instead of the first column.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.