How to Use Lookup Function

The LOOKUP function searches in a one-row or one-column range for a value and returns a value from the same position in a second one-row or one-column range.


= LOOKUP(lookup_value, lookup_vector, [result_vector])


  • Lookup_value is required, the value to look for.
  • Lookup_vector is required, one data row or one data column.
  • Result_vector is optional, a range that contains only one row or column.


  • When LOOKUP function can't find the lookup_value, the function returns the largest value in lookup_vector that is less than or equal to the lookup_value.
  • When lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in lookup_vector, function returns the #N/A error value.
  • The data range must be in ascending order.


Looks up "Jackson " in array A1:A6, and returns the value with the same position in array C1:C6, which is 53308.


Looks up "61877 " in array C1:C6, and returns the value with the same position in A1:A6, which is "Liam".

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