# HLOOKUP Function in Excel

January 13, 2022
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· Description:

The HLOOKUP function can look up a value in the top row of values and returns a value in the same column from a row that you specify.

· Syntax:

HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, row_num, range_lookup)

· Arguments:

Lookup_value

The value to be found in the first row of the table. (can be a value, a reference, or a text string).

Table_array

The table of text, numbers, or logical values, in which data is looked up. (can be a reference or a range name)

Row_num

The row number in table_array from which the matching value should be returned.

Range_lookup

Enter FALSE to find an exact match. Enter TRUE to find an approximate match. If this parameter is omitted, TRUE is the default.

· Example:

Assume that we want to find John's marks in math using the HLOOKUP Function.

2. Head to the Formulas tab > Insert Function > enter HLOOKUP in the edit box.

In the pop-up box, we want to insert the HLOOKUP function.

1) Lookup_value is the value to be found in the first row of the table, in this case, John is the value we want to look up. So let's put John at Lookup_value.

2) Table_array is the table of text, numbers, or logical values, in which data is looked up. A1:H4 is the area that contains all the data, so let's put A1:H4 at Lookup_value.

3) Row_numis the row number in table_array from which the matching value should be returned. 3 is the row number where John's math score can be found, so let's put 3 at Row_num.

4) Range_lookup connects FALSE to exact match, we want an exact match for the score, so False will be the last argument.

So, we enter John at lookup_value, A1:H4 at table_array, and 3 at row_num, False at Range_lookup.

Finally, we can get a 72 as John's math mark.