Lookup in regular Excel function
XLOOKUP function has been available to Office 365 and Excel 2021. For compatibility purposes with my workbook’s potential users, I shy away from using this function. Instead, I use the combination of
Why not VLOOKUP?
I’m not sure if there are any hardware efficiency benefit from using
HLOOKUP. But I use
MATCH primarily for two reasons:
- Ability to return the value of the column to the left of your lookup array (left-most column of the table array)
- Never worry about adding a column between the returned column and the lookup array. Remember, you indicate the column index number being the returned column from your table array? What if you’ve not touched your file for a long time, return to it and inserting a column in a table, forgetting that you’ve used that table as a table array as a lookup somewhere in your worksheet? You’ll certainly break your
How to use these formulas
Sorry, but you have to look somewhere else for the usage of these formulas.
Lookup in Power Query
Power Query Lookup Sample File
To better demonstrate the functions, it’s better if we refer to a sample file: