 # How to Vlookup by Date in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use VLOOKUP function in Excel to find the data by Date.

VLOOKUP just searches for the row of a given value in the first column of a table and returns asked column’s value in that row.
Syntax:

=VLOOKUP(lookup_date, table_array, col_index_number, [range_lookup])

Lookup_date: The date by which you want to search in the first column of Table Array.
Table_array: The Table in which you want to look up/search
col_index_number: The column number in Table Array from which you want to fetch results.
[range_lookup]: FALSE if you want to search for exact value, TRUE if you want an approximate Date match.

Here we know LOOKUP value is by Date
Let’s understand this function using it an example.
Here we have a Data Table and Vlookup Information and we need to find the Total Price by the date 5/7/2019.  To find the value, use the Vlookup formula

=VLOOKUP(K3,A1:H15,8,FALSE)

Explanation:
The Formula looks up for the date in K3 cell in the table A1:H15.
Now once the date is found by the formula, It will lookup 8th column of the Table_array.
As the Last argument is False it will look for exact Date Match. As you can see here, the formula has the Total price for the provided date.

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