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Excel Lookup/Search Tip 6 - Vlookup with a Drop Down Menu and Data Validation

Learn how to use the VLOOKUP function in Excel in conjunction with a data validation drop down menu in order to create more logical and easy to use Excel spreadsheets. This allows you to use a drop down menu to supply the lookup value to the vlookup function in Excel instead of having to type the lookup value by hand. This reduces the amount of errors when searching a database and increases efficiency in Excel.
   Topics Covered
VLOOKUP() function in Excel.
Data Validation in Excel.
Drop Down Menus in Excel.
Search tables with lookup functions and formulas.
   Difficulty:         Intermediate
   Video:               Yes

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