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Excel Magic Trick 319: VLOOKUP - Lookup Table In Descending Order Use INDEX & MATCH

See how to do VLOOKUP in reverse order using the INDEX & MATCH functions and Custom Number Formatting. We will sort out first column in Descending order and then MATCH and INDEX will look for the smallest value that is greater than or equal to the lookup value. This is different than the VLOOKUP which looks for the greatest value that is less than or equal to the lookup value. We will see the MATCH function 3rd argument as -1 as an approximate match.

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