# How do I sum a VLOOKUP from multiple columns?

## How do I sum a VLOOKUP from multiple columns?

The VLOOKUP function can be combined with other functions such as the Sum, Max, or Average to calculate values in multiple columns. As this is an array formula, to make it work we simply need to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER at the end of the formula.

**Can VLOOKUP return multiple rows?**

Well, VLOOKUP is designed to return a single value, not multiple values. That is, VLOOKUP scans down the lookup range and stops at the first matching row … ignoring any additional matching rows.

### How do I use VLOOKUP and Sumif together?

Here are the steps:

- Step 1: Write the VLOOKUP formula in I3 to get the product number of Firecracker.
- Step 2: Use the VLOOKUP in a SUMIF, as shown below:
- Step 1: Use SUMIFS to get the ID of the specified employee:
- Step 2: Use the SUMIFS within a VLOOKUP to find an email address based on the employee ID, as shown below:

**How do I return an entire row in VLOOKUP?**

To get the whole row data of a matched value, please apply the following formula: Enter this formula: =VLOOKUP($F$2,$A$1:$D$12,COLUMN(A1),FALSE) into a blank cell where you want to get the result, for instance, H1, and then drag the formula to right ( from H2 to K2), and you will get the whole row data you want.

## How do you find the second match in VLOOKUP?

To find the second match value, please change the above formula to =INDEX($B$2:$B$6,SMALL(IF($D$1=$A$2:$A$6,ROW($A$2:$A$6)-ROW($A$2)+1),2)), and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously.

**How do I return multiple matches in Excel?**

This is an array formula and must be entered with Control + Shift + Enter. After you enter the formula in the first cell, drag it down and across to fill in the other cells.

### How do you VLOOKUP and return multiple corresponding values vertically in Excel?

Explaining array formula (Return values vertically)

- Step 1 – Identify cells equal to the condition in cell B10.
- Step 2 – Create array containing corresponding row numbers.
- Step 3 – Filter row numbers equal to a condition.
- Step 4 – Return the k-th smallest row number.
- Step 4 – Return value based on row number.

**How do you do a VLOOKUP with multiple criteria without helper column?**

Method 2: VLOOKUP without helper column

- The INDEX number of the CHOOSE formula is always {1,2}.
- The first search column. You combine it using the &-sign with …
- … the second search column…
- …and the third search column.
- The last part of the CHOOSE formula is the return column or return range.

## Why can’t I use the sum function with a VLOOKUP?

Because you won’t really need the SUM function if your VLOOKUP only returns one column — unless you use multiple VLOOKUPs inside a SUM. If you’re looking for how to use VLOOKUP and SUMIF together, check out our article on that: Excel SUMIF with VLOOKUP Formula Examples.

**How to combine SumIf and VLOOKUP in Excel?**

When we want to combine SUMIF and VLOOKUP, the vlookup function will be entered in the place of criteria Sum Range: It is the range of cells specified to sum the numerical values. Now, the formula is modified to Formula = SUMIF (Range, Vlookup (lookup value, table array, column index number,

### What is the difference between lvvlookup and SumIf?

VLOOKUP and SUMIF – look up & sum values with criteria Excel’s SUMIF function is similar to SUM we’ve just discussed in the way that it also sums values. The difference is that the SUMIF function sums only those values that meet the criteria you specify.

**How do I sum numbers in multiple columns or rows?**

If you work with numerical data in Excel, quite often you have not just to extract associated values from another table but also sum numbers in several columns or rows. To do this, you can use a combination of the SUM and VLOOKUP functions as demonstrated below.