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Introduction to Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP

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4/21/2021

11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: David Ringstrom, CPA

Join Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, as he introduces several lookup functions, including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, and CHOOSE. These powerful Excel functions allow you to rapidly develop accurate spreadsheets and look up information, such as pay rates, item prices, and accounting results, versus manually linking to specific cells. David explains the context of when to use lookup functions, demonstrates troubleshooting techniques, and prepares you to deal with subtle issues that can prevent them from working properly.

David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in the subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) version of Excel. David draws your attention to any differences in the older versions of Excel (2019, 2016, 2013, and earlier) during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the session.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based product that provides new-feature updates as often as monthly. Conversely, the perpetual licensed versions of Excel have feature sets that don’t change. Perpetual licensed versions have year numbers, such as Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and so on.

Topics Covered:

  • Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify
  • Viewing two worksheets at the same time within the same workbook
  • Exploring why VLOOKUP sometimes returns #N/A instead of a desired result
  • Utilizing Excel’s IFERROR function to display alternate values when VLOOKUP returns an error.
  • Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function
  • Learning what types of user actions can trigger #REF! errors
  • Troubleshooting other errors VLOOKUP can present, such as #REF!, #NAME!, and #VALUE!
  • Simplifying multiple-field lookups with concatenation (combining fields into a single cell)

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions
  • Define how to improve spreadsheet integrity with Excel’s VLOOKUP function
  • Recall how to use the MATCH worksheet function to identify differences between two lists

David H. Ringstrom David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively.

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