Excel | Lookup functions exercise | Music Exam - Exact match and HLOOKUP

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Software ==> Excel  (145 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Lookup functions  (14 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Courses ==> Excel Advanced  /  Excel Business Modelling
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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:

Music exam data

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:

Horizontal 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:

Exact match lookup on pupil name

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.

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