How to use the LOOKUP function in Excel

In this article, we will learn how to use LOOKUP function.

LOOKUP function finds the estimated value in the range and returns the value from the range or corresponding value.

=LOOKUP (lookup_value, lookup_vector, [result_vector])

lookup_value: value to look up for
lookup_vector: array where the function looks for the lookup_value.
[result vector]:[optional] if the return array is different from the lookup array.
Let’s understand this by using it in Example
Here we have some OrderID, Fruits and their weight.
Use the LOOKUP formula to find the estimated value from the Weight column.

=LOOKUP(60, C2:C7)

60: lookup value
C2:C7: lookup range
As you can see the nearest weight in the cell.
Now we wish to find more details from Matched weight like fruit name
Use the formula to find the fruit.


As you can see the Fruit name corresponding to nearest weight in the cell.
Use the formula to find the OrderID.


As you can see, the OrderID corresponding to the nearest weight in the cell.

Hope you understood how to use the LOOKUP function in Excel. Explore more articles on lookup value here. Please feel free to state your queries below in the comment box.

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