From: kathy on 11 May 2010 13:34 Is there a way to use VLOOKUP to search for a column name and return the value in that column, rather search for a column number. -- Thank you, Kathy From: Glenn on 11 May 2010 13:39 kathy wrote:> Is there a way to use VLOOKUP to search for a column name and return the > value in that column, rather search for a column number. > Use INDEX/MATCH. Look here: http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions03.html#IndexMatch2 From: T. Valko on 11 May 2010 13:46 Something like this... =VLOOKUP("this",A:J,MATCH("column_name",A1:J1,0),0) -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "kathy" wrote in message news:ACEB47EE-CDD3-4E92-9332-B3B4A99C00EB(a)microsoft.com...> Is there a way to use VLOOKUP to search for a column name and return the > value in that column, rather search for a column number. > > -- > Thank you, Kathy From: Gord Dibben on 11 May 2010 14:05 One method. Assuming names are titles in row 1 of a lookup table of range A1:F10 Insert>Name>Define Type the title name from A1.....gord Refers to =1 Add........type the title name from B1.......kathy Refers to =2 Do for each name in A1:F1 Formula in H1 =VLOOKUP(G1,\$A\$1:\$F\$10,kathy,FALSE) Note: if spaces in names like gord dibben, use gord_dibben Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Tue, 11 May 2010 10:34:02 -0700, kathy wrote: >Is there a way to use VLOOKUP to search for a column name and return the >value in that column, rather search for a column number. From: kathy on 11 May 2010 15:34 =VLOOKUP(A4,History1!B1:BU218,MATCH('Income Variance'!B3,History1!B1:BU197,0),0) I tried this and get #N/A. A4 is the row name that is to be looked up. history1 B1:bu218 is the worksheet name to find the data on 'income variance'! B3 is the column title to be looked up('income variance' is the name of the worksheet that is looking for the information) history1 B1:bu218 is the worksheet with the data on it again Am I missing something? -- Thank you, Kathy "T. Valko" wrote: > Something like this... > > =VLOOKUP("this",A:J,MATCH("column_name",A1:J1,0),0) > > -- > Biff > Microsoft Excel MVP > > > "kathy" wrote in message > news:ACEB47EE-CDD3-4E92-9332-B3B4A99C00EB(a)microsoft.com... > > Is there a way to use VLOOKUP to search for a column name and return the > > value in that column, rather search for a column number. > > > > -- > > Thank you, Kathy > > > . >  |  Next  |  Last Pages: 1 2 Prev: ForecastingNext: Average range of discontinuous cells