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Three different ways to do case-sensitive lookup

If you do VLOOKUP, you probably know that one of the limitations of VLOOKUP is case-insensitive.  It means case is not a consideration in the lookup process, where PETER is essentially the same as peter. Hence VLOOKUP will consider that … Continue reading

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Date Formats – A trick to format date with “st”, “nd”, “rd”, “th”

Well, there is no such custom format for date in Excel… However it can be achieved indirectly, with helper cell 🙂

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Perform VLOOKUP with 2 lookup values

4 different ways to perform LOOKUP with 2 lookup values We know that VLOOKUP is very useful. At the same time, we know that VLOOKUP has its limitations. E.g. VLOOKUP only looks from left to right; VLOOKUP only handle one … Continue reading

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How to lookup only partially-matched value?? – Crazy lookup!!!

This is a real workplace problem. Look at the two tables below, the task was to map the Shop ID from Table 1 (left) to Table 2 (right).  In both tables there is a common key “Shop Name”.  Sound easy? … Continue reading

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