Use Vlookup function to prepare a payroll statement

A viewer wrote to me, asking for help in preparing his company’s payroll statement. I found an Excel Template using the =VLOOKUP() function to help him. In this Excel Video Training lesson, I demonstrate how to effectively use Lookup functions from 2 different worksheets.

Here are the steps to follow in this Excel Video Training Lesson:

  1. For the 1st part of this lesson I use an Excel Template called Payroll which I downloaded from the MS Excel website.
  2. The Payroll Statements draw information from two different worksheets via the =VLOOKUP() Function.
  3. Make sure that your “table arrays” have the key values in the 1st (leftmost) column.
  4. To return an “exact match” type in FALSE for the 4th argument.
  5. If you want to copy your =VLOOKUP() formulas, use “Absolute Cell” references for the table array.

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  1. Dear Sir,
    I want to know about Vlook up and Hlook up use in Excel in Payroll. Please guide me.

  2. Hello – Thank you for seeking my help.
    Here is a link to one of my many video tutorials demonstrating how to use the VLOOKUP() Function:

    Danny Rocks

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