Excel Vlookup Tutorial

This Excel Vlookup Tutorial provides a step-by-step guide of how to use the Excel Vlookup function, providing examples and advice on fixing common Vlookup errors.

The Vlookup is one of the most popular functions in Excel but, until you fully understand it, it may initially appear complicated. There are also some users have heard of the Vlookup function in Excel, but don't really understand what it does.

Therefore this tutorial begins by answering the common question, "What is Vlookup in Excel?" This is followed by an explanation of how to use the Vlookup function in the two situations when either an exact match, or a closest match, is required. The tutorial also provides practial Vlookup examples for each of these cases.

If your Vlookup is not working as expected, you may want to skip straight to the section on Vlookup errors. This section will take you through a logical set of steps that will help you to find the cause of your Vlookup error, and identify a solution.




An single-page overview of the Vlookup function can be found on our Vlookup function page.

Alternatively, the Microsoft Office website provides further details of the Vlookup function.