Need help with a Vlookup formula

hnybnch80

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I am completely lost when it comes to a VLookUp formula. My instructions are as follows from the book.

This file has a table in cells I7 through J10 used as part of the VLOOKUP function. Name the range used in the table as "ClassStanding" (without the quotes and no space). Then use this range name as the appropriate argument in the lookup function.

then

Enter the appropriate formula in cell G4 to determine the year in school for the first student. (Hint: Use the VLOOKUP function based on the table identified in item #4 above.) Copy the formula to the other cells in column G.


I am not sure how to post a picture of the file. But I can email it to anyone.

Any help would be great please.
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NBVC

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=VLOOKUP(A1,ClassStanding,1,FALSE)

where A1 is the cell reference containing first student
ClassStanding is the named range
1 is the column number in the table containing the year to return
False tells Excel to look for an exact match (true would look for closest match)

Excel help file for Vlookup is very good and gives examples.

To name a range, select (highlight) the entire table and the go to Insert/Name/Define and enter a name.
 

Fergus

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Hi NBVC, I suspect the formula should be =VLOOKUP(A1,ClassStanding,2,FALSE) otherwise a MATCH would have done.
 

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