Excel Competency: Introduction to Lookup Formulas


May 16, 2018


David H. Ringstrom, CPA

  12:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM CT | 09:00 AM PT |90 Minutes

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Are you sure you know all the functions of VLOOKUP and you implement it properly?

VLOOKUP, is the reference functions, in an excel by which when you want to find things in a table or a range by row it helps you to find the data  in an excel sheet.

Excel user should be familiar with lookup functions. In this valuable presentation, David introduces several lookup functions, including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, SUMIF, and IFERROR. 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.

In this webinar expert speaker 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 Ringstrom demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel. He draws your attention to any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 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 webcast.

Why Should You Attend:

In this webinar practitioners who would like to learn how to implement a variety of lookup functions, which would allow them to work more efficiently in Excel. So, this webinar will help you to learn more about lookup function practically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the keyboard shortcut that toggles absolute references within a formula?
  • State the purpose of the column_index_num argument within VLOOKUP>
  • Define the purpose of Excel’s IFERROR worksheet function.

Session Highlight:

  • Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
  • Exploring why VLOOKUP sometimes returns #N/A instead of a desired result.
  • Learning what types of user actions can trigger #REF! errors.
  • Implementing Data Validation to ensure users make choices that VLOOKUP will recognize as valid.
  • Future-proofing VLOOKUP by using Excel’s Table feature versus referencing static ranges.
  • Employing the SUMIF function to sum values related to multiple instances of criteria you specify.
  • Understanding the importance of absolute references within many lookup functions.
  • Understanding situations that cause Excel’s VLOOKUP function to return #REF! instead of a value.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • CPA/CFO/Controller
  • Financial Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Strategic Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • HR professional
  • Payroll Executive 

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