You can use the VLOOKUP function with multiple criteria to look up a person or group in an Excel sheet. First, make sure that the column you’re using as a “helper” contains unique data. Then, use the CHOOSE function to search for the same person using both criteria. For example, you can find an employee’s employee ID using their department and full name. Because there are many employees with the same name, you need to use both criteria.
You can also use the IF Vlookup function with multiple conditions to test a VLOOKUP result with different comparison operators, like greater than, less than, and equal to. The above formula shows how to use a VLOOKUP with two conditions, but you can also add more conditions as needed. This is a great way to check multiple values with a single function. You don’t have to be afraid of coding in C# or C++.
Another way to make VLOOKUP with multiple criteria work is to use arrays. The array would return the first column of the VLOOKUP. This way, you could use multiple criteria, and the function would match all of them. And because arrays are more flexible, you can also use arrays instead of cells. But, this method would require you to manually type in the curly brackets. If you want to use arrays, you should wrap the array in the AVERAGE function.