HLOOKUPS are used to retrieve data from other tables or ranges horizontally. A common field is needed to match and return stated values.

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Tools: Microsoft Office Excel
Description: Using HLOOKUP in Excel

In below example I would like to populate the Unit and Rate automatically from another source, based on the value I enter in column A:


The values I require are captured on another sheet:

Start the formula then select the first cell (A3) which it will try to match on the other sheet, add a semicolon (or comma):

Now navigate to the other sheet and select the table where it must look for the cell, add a semicolon (or comma):
Indicate which row it must return (Product being row 1, unit being row 2) add a semicolon (or comma) then close with false:

Use “$” to fix the table before copying the formula down to B4:B7. Repeat the formula for Rate, asking to return row 3:

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Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.