MS Excel: HLOOKUP Function (WS)
The Microsoft Excel HLOOKUP function searches for value in the top row of table_array and returns the value in the same column based on the index_number.
HLOOKUP Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel HLOOKUP function is:
HLOOKUP( value, table_array, index_number, [not_exact_match] )
value is the value to search for in the first row of the table_array.
table_array is two or more rows of data that is sorted in ascending order.
index_number is the row number in table_array from which the matching value must be returned. The first row is 1.
not_exact_match is optional. It determines if you are looking for an exact match based on value. Enter FALSE to find an exact match. Enter TRUE to find an approximate match, which means that if an exact match if not found, then the HLOOKUP function will look for the next largest value that is less than value. If this parameter is omitted, HLOOKUP will return an approximate match.
- If index_number is less than 1, the HLOOKUP function will return #VALUE!.
- If index_number is greater than the number of columns in table_array, the HLOOKUP function will return #REF!.
- If you enter FALSE for the not_exact_match parameter and no exact match is found, then the HLOOKUP function will return #N/A.
The HLOOKUP function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The HLOOKUP function can be used in Microsoft Excel as:
- Worksheet function (WS)
HLOOKUP Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel HLOOKUP function examples and explore how you would use the HLOOKUP function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following HLOOKUP function will return the following:
|=HLOOKUP(10251, A1:G3, 2, FALSE)||would return $16.80|
|=HLOOKUP(10251, A1:G3, 3, FALSE)||would return 6|
|=HLOOKUP(10248, A1:G3, 2, FALSE)||would return #N/A|
|=HLOOKUP(10248, A1:G3, 2, TRUE)||would return $14.00|