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Microsoft Excel 202
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In this class, we will be learning about Named Cells and Named Ranges, Nested IF Functions, and the very powerful VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions. These new functions will allow us to look up a value in a subtable.

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Comment from  Tom @ 6/9/2011
which lesson do I need to buy to tell me how to do this if funtion with dates;
example:  if a child is born between 09/01/06 and 09/01/07, then he is 4 as of 09/01/11 and can be in kindergarten, if not, then not 4.
Hope this make sense, thanks

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I teach you how to calculate someone's age exactly in Excel 2010 Expert Level 2. You can then use the IF function to perform any if/then calculations on it. IF is covered in Level 3.
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Comment from  Sandy @ 8/26/2010
I have a question concerning Vlookup when populating alpha data from one spreadsheet to another.  Normally I work with very large spreadsheets.  I've found that if the field is not unique, vlookup returns the first value it finds for the lookup field.  Is there a work around so it will also look at secondary information or ???  Possibly a vlookup in conjunction with hlookup?
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Comment from  UMESH @ 2/22/2010

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Thank you.
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 1/3/2010
Normally VLOOKUP looks for the "closest numeric match" - like my example with the test grades. If you want to find an EXACT MATCH there is a fourth optional parameter you can use to specify that.
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Comment from Lynne @ 1/3/2010
Hi Richard
Do V & Hlookup only work for numeric?
I have S/S1 with supplers item nunber(mixed alpha/num) & sales $  & need to match to S/S2 that has suppliers & my item number(alpha/numeric). I need to bring my item number back to S/S1. I cant get Vlookup to work???
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 12/14/2009
Emma, I've never had any problems with Excel 202 losing audio. This class is over 4 years old now, and nobody else has complained about it. Perhaps it was a buffering issue on your PC. I would recommend rebooting and trying again.

If you're having problems understanding something in one of the lessons, just post your questions here and I'll be happy to answer them. Remember, the lessons make much more sense the SECOND time through. Watch the video ONCE through without doing anything. Then watch it a second time and follow along with my examples.
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Comment from Emma Lara @ 12/13/2009
Hi richard,  I lost audio  during some parts of the video.I cheked my computer and it wasn" on mute, what do you think happened?

The lessons looked easy,  but I I don't know if that's still the case when I do it on my own.  Thank you.
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 1/20/2009
Robert, I'm sure there IS a maximum, although without researching it, I don't know what it is offhand. I know that I have personally used lookup tables in Excel that were 20 or so columns wide. Generally, VLOOKUP is used for small lists. Anything bigger really should be done in Access.
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Comment from Robert Samagalsky @ 1/11/2009
Is there a maximum number of columns allowed for the columns allowed in the lookup table itself?
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 3/13/2008
Carla, I'd love to help you, but without seeing your spreadsheet and knowing more about what you want to accomplish, it's impossible for me to tell you what direction to go in. You can submit your spreadsheet with detailed instructions to me on my www.599cd.com/TECHHELP page.
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Comment from Carla Gamble @ 3/11/2008
OK, new to VLOOKUP, not a real quick study here,been reading up on VLOOKUP and understand the concept. I can't apply it to my spreadsheet at work.
I have a excel shortage  report. I need to take the report the vendor returns back to me and put updated information on my orginal shortage  report. IE: parts in stk, qty, pricing, etc. HELP  
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