VLOOKUP Dates (VLOOKUP for a Date from Data)

You can also use VLOOKUP to lookup for a date from the date, and then get a value from the same row in the corresponding column. To do this you need to specify a date within the VLOOKUP, or you can also specify it directly into it.

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Use VLOOKUP with Dates

You can use the below steps:

  1. First, enter the VLOOKUP function in a cell.
  2. After that, in the first argument, refer to cell D2 where you have the date to lookup for.
  3. Now, in the second argument, specify the range A1:B13.
  4. Next, in the third argument, enter 2 as you want to get the values from the second column.
  5. In the end, in the fourth argument, enter 0 to perform the exact argument.
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=VLOOKUP(VALUE(D2),A1:B13,2,0)

Entering Date Straight into the VLOOKUP

You can also insert a date straight into the function. See the example below:

=VLOOKUP(DATEVALUE("02-Dec-2022"),A1:B13,2,0)
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Points to Note

  1. Excel stores dates as a number, and the date you are looking up and dates in the data need to be valid according to Excel’s date and time code.
  2. If you want to insert a date within the function, you need to use the DATEVALUE function to convert the inserted date into a valid Excel date.

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