Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

Figure 8-14:
The formula in cell B2 returns the address in the
Data
range for the value in cell B1.

The formula in cell B2, which follows, returns the address of the cell in the
Data
range that contains the
Target

value:

=ADDRESS(ROW(Data)+MATCH(Target,Data,0)-1,COLUMN(Data))

If the
Data
range occupies a single row, use this formula to return the address of the
Target
value:

=ADDRESS(ROW(Data),COLUMN(Data)+MATCH(Target,Data,0)-1)

If the
Data
range contains more than one instance of the
Target
value, the address of the first occurrence is re-

turned. If the
Target
value is not found in the
Data
range, the formula returns #N/A.

Looking up a value by using the closest match

The VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions are useful in the following situations:

• You need to identify an exact match for a target value. Use FALSE as the function's fourth argument.

• You need to locate an approximate match. If the function's fourth argument is TRUE or omitted, and an ex-

act match is not found, the next largest value that is less than the lookup value is used.

But what if you need to look up a value based on the
closest
match? Neither VLOOKUP nor HLOOKUP can do

the job.