VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables in Excel

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Frisco, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Does anyone know the best way or any resources where I can learn VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables in Excel? I tried Excel help, but it looks way over my head.

    Thanks! I appreciate any suggestions.
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I can't help you with pivot tables but I use vlookup nearly every time I open up the program. Usually I just google the function I need help with and read through an example ...
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    I use VLOOKUP quite a lot, but it's far from perfect and I suspect if I looked into it there is a better way. The problem is that if there is no exact match in the reference table, VLOOKUP will return the results for the entry directly below. So the returned results aren't necessarily accurate.

    It's basically a hangover from the Lotus 123 days anyway. Avoid if possible.

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