﻿ Formula Reference > Spreadsheet Formula Functions > LOOKUP

This function searches for a value and returns a value from the same location in a second area.

Syntax

LOOKUP(lookupvalue,lookupvector,resultvector)

LOOKUP(lookupvalue,lookuparray)

Arguments

Vector Form

The arguments for the vector form are:

 Argument Description lookupvalue Value for which to search; can be number, text, logical value, or name or reference that refers to a value lookupvector Cell range that contains one row or one column; can be text, numbers, or a logical value; values need to be in ascending order resultvector Cell range that contains one row or column; must be the same size as lookupvector

Array Form

The arguments for the array form are:

 Argument Description lookupvalue Value for which to search; can be number, text, logical value, or name or reference that refers to a value lookuparray Range of cells that contains text, numbers, or logical values; values must be ascending order

Remarks

Vector Form

The vector form of this function searches for a value from a range with a single row or column and returns a value from the same location in a second one row or one column range.

In the vector form, if lookupvalue can not be found, it matches the largest value in lookupvector that is less than or equal to lookupvalue.

Array Form

The array form of this function searches in the first row or column of an array for the specified value and returns a value from the same location in the last row or column of the array.

In the array form, if lookuparray has more columns than rows then the first row is searched. If lookuparray has more rows than columns then the first column is searched. The values in lookuparray must be in ascending order.

Data Types

Accepts numeric or string data. Returns numeric or string data.

Examples

LOOKUP(30,A1:A5,B1:B5)

LOOKUP("A",{"a","b","c","d";1,2,3,5})