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Data Analysis

Lookups and Database Functions

There is nothing more time-consuming that searching an enormous spreadsheet for one line of information. This course on Lookup and Database functions will help you quickly find records in large Excel datasets. You will learn how to use these functions, create drop-down lists, build search panels and much more.

Intermediate        12 Lessons        150 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

It can be frustrating to know you have a wealth of information stored in your spreadsheet, but not know how to access it. Excel helps with functions to speed up your search.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to find unique records, split data into different tiers, and create go-to functions for ease of access.

After completing the 12 lessons, you’ll be comfortable in updating your search panel formulas to automatically include any new records added to your dataset.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Find specific values using VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH
  • Create names for arrays of data
  • Create nested IF functions
  • Build a search panel using lookup functions
  • Use Excel’s database functions
  • Update your formulas automatically when new data is added


1. Finding Records with VLOOKUP
2. Naming Arrays
3. Better Lookups with INDEX/MATCH
4. Using XLOOKUP
5. Tiered Pricing with Nested IF
6. Create a Dropdown List for a Search Panel

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7. Ranking Data Records
8. Lookup Multiple Criteria
9. Calculating Monthly Totals
10. Database Functions
11. Updating Formulas with New Data
12. Updating Formulas with New Data Part 2
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