Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

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**Using implicit intersection**

The formula in cell B5 works similarly but uses the ProductList range:

=MATCH(Product,ProductList,0)

The final formula, in cell B6, returns the corresponding sales amount. It uses the INDEX function

with the results from cells B4 and B5:

=INDEX(Table,B4,B5)

You can combine these formulas into a single formula, as shown here:

=INDEX(Table,MATCH(Month,MonthList,0),MATCH(Product,ProductList,0))

Using implicit intersection

The second method to accomplish a two-way lookup is quite a bit simpler, but it requires that

you create a name for each row and column in the table.

A quick way to name each row and column is to select the table and choose Formulas

Defined

➜

Names

Create From Selection. In the Create Names From Selection dialog box, specify that the

names are in the top row and left column. Click OK, and Excel creates the names. After creating

the names, you can use a simple formula to perform the two-way lookup, such as

➜

=Sprockets July

This formula, which uses the range intersection operator (a space), returns July sales data for

Sprockets.