# How to VLOOKUP from Different Excel Sheet in Excel

Using VLOOKUP to retrieve data from a different sheet is easier than you think.

Generic Formula of VLOOKUP from Different Sheet

=VLOOKUP(lookup_value, sheetname!table_array, col_index,1/0)

I have explained how to use the VLOOKUP Function in Excel already. If you don’t know the functioning of VLOOKUP formula in Excel, I suggest you to check it out.

Here, the only differentiating factor is sheet name! from a normal VLOOKUP function. Just write the correct sheet name before table_array with "!" mark. Excel will VLOOKUP from that given sheet. Let's have a simple example.

VLOOKUP Example
On sheet1, I have Builder id. On sheet2, I have the name of those builders. So I just need to fetch the names from sheet2 to sheet1 using VLOOKUP.

Write this formula in cell B2 on sheet1.

=VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!\$A\$2:\$B\$8,2,0)

Note the sheet2 here. If you rename it to sheet3, VLOOKUP will look for data on sheet 3 at a range \$A\$2:\$B\$8 (locked the reference to range) if it exists otherwise #REF error will be shown.

Is that it? Yup, what you thought? Told you it is easier than you think. Let me know if this was useful to you. Or if you were looking for something else, let me know in the comment section below.

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