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## Function: MATCH

Excel MATCH function is a lookup/reference formula that returns the relative position of a lookup value from a specified range. The position can be used as the index value in other lookup functions. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to use the Excel MATCH...

## Function: INDEX

The Excel INDEX function returns a value or the reference of a value at a given position in a range or array. The INDEX function has two different forms to return a value or a reference. Using an array form returns a value, while a reference form returns a reference....

## How to speed up lookup formulas

Lookup functions are extremely useful when working with large data sets. Although they almost always work instantaneously with small data, larger data sets is when things can get rough in terms of performance, as large operations can require more computational power....

## How to create a multi-level Excel lookup

VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP or their predecessor LOOKUP are Excel’s most famous lookup functions. However, these functions can search a value only in a single dimension, meaning that you can’t search horizontally and vertically. Unfortunately, there are no formulas...

## How to find closest match

This article shows How to find closest match by using INDEX, MATCH, ABS and MIN functions. Excel’s array formula ability to evaluate formula for each cells in an array is key factor in this case. Syntax { =INDEX( return array,      MATCH(         MIN(ABS( search...

## How to get Excel cell address of a lookup result

This article shows you how to get Excel cell address of a lookup result by using the CELL and INDEX functions. Syntax =CELL( “address”, INDEX( data, MATCH( lookup value for row, lookup range for row, 0 ), column index ) ) Steps Start with the =CELL(...

## How to find errors in a list

This article shows how to find errors in a list by using ISERROR and MATCH functions in an array formula. Syntax { =MATCH(TRUE, ISERROR(search array), 0) } Steps Start with =MATCH( function Type TRUE, variable to search for the matched values Continue with ISERROR(...

## How to make case sensitive match

If your data is case sensitive, you may have issues finding correct matches with lookup functions. This How to make case sensitive match article shows you how to combine MATCH and EXACT functions to achieve case sensitive matching. Syntax { =MATCH(TRUE, EXACT(search...

## How to return an entire row

To return an entire row you need to use array returning functions like INDEX or OFFSET. Both of these functions can return arrays, as well as single values, which can be used in other functions like SUM, AVERAGE or even another INDEX or OFFSET. How to return an entire...