Many Excel users rely on VLOOKUP to return data from other locations in a worksheet.  But VLOOKUP isn’t always the most efficient approach.  In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use alternative lookup functions, including the INDEX and MATCH, SUMIF, SUMIFS, SUMPRODUCT, IFNA, and OFFSET functions. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply a variety of lookup formulas in order to work more efficiently in Excel
  • Recognize why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP
  • Apply the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions
  • Use the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value when VLOOKUP can’t find a match
  • Perform dual lookups, allowing you to look across columns and down rows to cross-reference data you need
  • Use the MATCH function to find the position of an item on a list
  • View two worksheets from within the same workbook at the same time
  • Perform horizontal matches with the HLOOKUP function
  • Future-proof VLOOKUP by using Excel’s Table feature versus referencing static ranges

David demonstrates every technique at least twice, first on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second in Excel 2016. He’ll draw to your attention any differences in Excel 2013, 2010, or 2007 during the presentation, as well as in his detailed handouts.

Topics Typically Covered:

  • Apply a variety of lookup formulas in order to work more efficiently in Excel.
  • Recognize why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Apply the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions.
  • See how to view two worksheets from within the same workbook at the same time.
  • Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
  • Use VLOOKUP to perform approximate matches.
  • See how the HLOOKUP function enables you to perform horizontal matches.
  • Learn how VLOOKUP stops looking after it finds an initial match within a list.
  • Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.
  • Use the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value when VLOOKUP can’t find a match.
  • See what types of user actions can trigger #REF! errors.
  • Learn about the IFNA function available in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Discover how to use wildcards and multiple criteria within lookup formulas.
  • Future-proof VLOOKUP by using Excel’s Table feature versus referencing static ranges.
  • Use the MATCH function to find the position of an item on a list.
  • Perform dual lookups, which allow you to look across columns and down rows to cross-reference the data you need.
  • Avoid the complexity of nested IF statements with Excel’s CHOOSE function.
  • Make VLOOKUP look up data from the left by using the CHOOSE function.
  • Learn why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP.
  • Compare the MIN, SMALL, MAX, and LARGE functions.
  • Use the SUMIF function to summarize data based on a single criterion.
  • Use the SUMIFS function to sum values based on multiple criteria.
  • Discover the array of functionality the SUMPRODUCT function offers.

CPE Credit: Participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in the Computer Science field of study.  Please note that CPE credit is only available for viewing the live program.
100% Money-Back Cancellation and Refund Policies: If you can’t make the live webinar, you may cancel at any time before the webinar begins for a full refund.  If you are not satisfied with the webinar, we will provide you a full refund.  For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please call us at 703-372-0550.

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Previous experience with Lookup Formulas

Advanced Preparation: None

Instructional Method: Group-Internet Based

National Registry of CPE Sponsors:  Clear Law Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Faculty Member
David Ringstrom

David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is an author and nationally recognized instructor who teaches scores of webinars each year. His Excel courses are based on 25 years of consulting and teaching experience. David’s mantra is “Either you work Excel, or it works you,” so he focuses on what he sees users don’t, but should, know about Microsoft Excel. His goal is to empower you to use Excel more effectively.

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