Look-up formulas such as VLOOKUP allow you to return data from other locations in your spreadsheets without linking to individual worksheet cells. However, VLOOKUP can't always return the data that you need. In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA explores the nuances and limitations of VLOOKUP, helps you expand your use of this function, and then leaves you with a handful of alternatives.
Why should you Attend:
Compare and contrast IFNA, IFERROR, and ISERROR, and see which versions of Excel support each of these worksheet functions.
Discover how to use wildcards and multiple criteria within look-up formulas
Don't be caught off-guard by the new IFNA function available to Excel 2013 users.
Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel's VLOOKUP function.
Master the versatile SUMIF function.
Perform dual lookups, where you look across columns and down rows to cross reference the data you need
See how to arrange two worksheets from within the same workbook onscreen at the same time.
See why the MATCH and INDEX combination is often superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP
Uncover the limitations of VLOOKUP, along with alternatives.
Use the SUMIFS to sum value based on multiple criteria.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Understand how to use VLOOKUP to perform both exact and approximate matches.
Use the MATCH function to overcome a data integrity risk with VLOOKUP.
See how the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions can serve as alternatives to VLOOKUP.
Who Will Benefit:
Investment Analysts, Financial Analysts, Business Analysts
Risk Managers, Strategic Planners, Capital Expenditure Planners
Cost Accountants, Managerial Accounts
David Ringstromis a CPA and owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based spreadsheet consulting firm that he started in 1991. David speaks at conferences and presents webinars to thousands of attendees annually on Excel and other topics. He has written hundreds of freelance articles on spreadsheets, some of which have been published internationally. David's catch phrase is "Either you work Excel or it works you." His goal is to make you a smarter and more effective spreadsheet user.