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VLOOKUP Exact in MS Excel

How to use VLOOKUP Exact function

As we have seen what is vlookup function in MS Excel, we know that it has another Exact vlookup function. So now we will see that.

Suppose we have two tables with data in it, and we have to enter any particular column with same data in front of a column from another table, than we will use exact vlookup function as, '=vlookup(A2,A:B,2,False' where A2 is Names of an employee, and A:B is Names and department of the employee written in another table.

So this will give you us our required result that is it will give was the name of department according to the name of the employee in table 1.

To apply this to every row we can drag our implemented cell.


The [range lookup] argument is set to FALSE, indicating to the Vlookup function that the lookup value must be an exact match. The Vlookup function should produce an error if no exact match is discovered. See the Microsoft Office website for more exact match Vlookup samples.

VLOOKUP is very useful when you want to find information from a table. This function can be used for anything where you need an exact match. It is also very fast and easy to use, which makes it perfect for beginners who are just learning how to use VLOOKUP. The only downside to this function is that it cannot search through more than one column at once, which means that you have to do separate searches if you want data from more than one column at the same time.

VLOOKUP is a spreadsheet function that finds the value of a specific cell in the table of another sheet. It is often used to find data on different sheets and tables and then add it to other cells. For example, if we have a list of sales figures for each month, we can use VLOOKUP to find out what the total sales figure was for each month.

The VLOOKUP function searches for an exact match, which means that the first column of your table should have all of the values you are looking for in order to make this work. If you need to find an exact match, use this formula:

  • =VLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,col_index_num)
  • For example: =VLOOKUP("A",$A$2:$B$10,2)

VLOOKUP is a function in Microsoft Excel that can be used to search for data in a table or list, and then return a specific piece of information from that data.

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