In this Excel lesson you will teach yourself how to create a case sensitive vlookup. This is a clever way to solve many problems caused by caps lock keyboard button.
Vlookup function doesn't care about case-sensitivity. So what to do when you do?
This is an example:
The task is to vloookup the value to the word. Formula should care about case-sensitivity.
The solution is this array formula:
0 here means the exact match for the vlookup function.
Formula in the example is:
Please be aware that it is an array formula so you need to use CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keyboard shortcut. That's why there are braces around the formula. They appears after you typed CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.
The problem is that your data differ only by case so capitalization is important for you. That's why you need case sensitive lookup. Let's construct a formula which will solve your problem. INDEX formula suits the best. Syntax here will be:
=INDEX(value_you_need, row_number, column_number)
- value_you_need is a data range from your data table
- row_number - this is hard to get. You have to use EXACT function for case sensitive function
- column_number is always 1
In this example you need the Price and you have Product IDs. The formula you need is: