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Excel | Lookup functions exercise | Music Exam - Exact match and HLOOKUP
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Open the file contained within the folder name shown above.
We want Excel to search through the pupils in this sheet:
We need to use an =HLOOKUP to complete the exam dates first.
Use the horizontal lookup table in cells H4:N5 to find the date for each exam by first creating a range name for the lookup table:
Excel will match on the centre name to find each date.
Create an =HLOOKUP formula in cells E4:E23 to find the exam date for each pupil.
We then want Excel to find a match for the pupil name in cell B26 and complete cells B27:B31 with the correct exam details for that pupil:
Excel will find an exact match in column A for the pupil name.
First create a range name for all the data in your main spreadsheet table (A4:F23).
Also create a range name for cell B26 where you will keep changing the pupil name.
In cell B27 create an exact match lookup formula to return the instrument name from column B (the 2nd column in your lookup table).
Remember - exact match lookup formulae have an extra variable:
=VLOOKUP(Cell to lookup, Table range, Column ref, FALSE)
Copy the formula down to cells B28:B31 and then edit each formula by changing the column reference to return the correct pupil exam data.
Change the pupil name in cell B26 to Petunia L Fox to check that all your formulae work.
Use Save As... to save the file in your own new Excel work folder.