The VLOOKUP function will automatically find the value you need from any list. In this article you'll see how to use the VLOOKUP function and how to easily avoid the mistakes that most people make when it comes to using the VLOOKUP function in a formula. Steps are given below.


VLOOKUP (lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup])

Step 1: First create two sheet “Price List” and “Sales Order” as below

VLOOKUP function in Excel

VLOOKUP function in Excel

Step 2: Now select cell on “Sales Order” where we apply VLOOKUP formula and give lookup_value index as below image

VLOOKUP function in Excel

Now give the table_array value as below image

VLOOKUP function in Excel

Put the comma after table_array parameter and give the col_index_num. Here col_index_num  is 2, and set [range_lookup] as false. Hence whole formula is

=VLOOKUP (C9,'Price List'!C9:E16,2,FALSE)

Now press enter button and see output

VLOOKUP function in Excel

Step 3: Now apply all cell of column “Item Name”.

Step 4: Apply same process for display “Unit Price” as below image, formula for unit price as following

=VLOOKUP (C9,'Price List'!C9:E16,3,FALSE)

VLOOKUP function in Excel

Step 5: Now you can calculate “Total” amount and percentage and whole output screen as below. Get the help for calculating sum, product and percentage from following link.

VLOOKUP function in Excel

  Modified On Sep-07-2019 12:14:10 AM
  1. Dear Sir,

    I have one scenario in "V-Lookup", I'm unable to doing, what would be the solution.
    Sheet 1
    Sheet 2

    If I want to change any value from Sheet 1 automatically reflect "Sheet1" Total row & "Sheet 2 "Total row.
    I'm awaiting your valuable reply

    Rajdip Sarkar

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