How to Use Vlookup to Check if Value Exists

The vlookup function can easily help you determine if a value that is in one column is in another.

Data preparation

This can be useful if the list is very long.

You should have data in one column and have a duplicate in another.

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Note: You can choose to have another kind of data in the columns.

Vlookup formula

Click on an empty column (1), and type in =IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B2,$D$2:$D$16,1,False)),False,True) (2), and then click Enter on the keyboard.

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Note: This is to know if the value in B2 exists in another column.

Further reading:
How to create many to many lookup?
How to Exchange Formula to Value?