Lookup Functions in Excel: Creating Error Free Workbooks

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    Speaker: Mike Thomas
    Date: Tuesday, September 24th
    Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50916
    Level: Intermediate


  • "How do I compare the items in these two lists and see which are missing"
  • "How do I look up a value in list ONE and pick up a related value from list TWO"
  • "How do I avoid my lookup formula displaying an ugly error when it can't find a match?"
  • "What's the difference between VLOOKUP function in Excel and INDEX-MATCH?"
  • "I've heard of VLOOKUP but what's HLOOKUP formula in Excel?"

These are just a few of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. You can get the answers to these questions (and more) by attending this training session dedicated to mastering the various lookup functions that are built into Excel.


By attending this intermediate-to-advanced training you can take your Excel knowledge to the next level. It is aimed at users who want to learn about the Lookup functions in Excel.

Although the training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel, this training is relevant for users of Excel 2010 and above.


  • How to construct and use the VLOOKUP function
  • Excel TRUE and FALSE formula — the 4th parameter demystified
  • Tables – the key to future-proofing VLOOKUP
  • Using MATCH and COUNTIF functions to compare two lists
  • How to construct and use the HLOOKUP formula in Excel
  • The LOOKUP Function
  • How to avoid #NA in Excel


VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH are some of the most well-known (and most useful) Excel functions and formulas. Used properly, they will help you improve the accuracy and integrity of your Excel workbooks, save a ton of time and minimize data entry errors.


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Years of Experience: 30+ years

Areas of Expertise: Microsoft Office and Apple Mac

Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012, he founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a variety of Excel topics.

Mr. Thomas is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.

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