# How to copy VLOOKUP formula

How do I copy a Vlookup formula across rows?January 21, 2021 Joe DassinCan you copy and paste a Vlookup formula?Why is Vlookup returning wrong values?Why is Vlookup used?What is Vl

## How do I copy a Vlookup formula across rows?January 21, 2021 Joe Dassin

- Can you copy and paste a Vlookup formula?
- Why is Vlookup returning wrong values?
- Why is Vlookup used?
- What is Vlookup and Hlookup with example?

## Can you copy and paste a Vlookup formula?

Click and hold the mouse button on the fill handle. Drag the mouse down the spreadsheet until you reach the last row where you want the VLookup formula to reside. Release the mouse button, and the formula will be instantly copied to all the rows between the original cell and the cell where you released the button.

**How do you copy Vlookup results?**

Use the copy function as usual, but use paste special (CTRL + Alt + V) and choose values only when you paste it.

**Why is my Vlookup copying the same value?**

If it is returning the same value over and over again for your whole range, you probably have your Calculation Options set to Manual. Go into Formulas on the top ribbon and choose Calculation Options. There, you can change your calc method to Automatic. Also lookup value must be in first column.

### Why is Vlookup returning wrong values?

By default, VLOOKUP will do an approximate match. This is a dangerous default because VLOOKUP may quietly return an incorrect result when it doesnt find your lookup value. As a result, when VLOOKUP finds a value thats greater than the lookup value, it will fall back, and match a previous value.

**Can a Vlookup return multiple values?**

VLOOKUP can return a value from a single column, but we can easily return multiple column values with Power Query. To do so, just click the Expand icon on the right side of the Detail column header, or the Transform > Structured Column > Expand command.

**Can you use Vlookup across multiple columns?**

The syntax for VLOOKUP is =VLOOKUP (value, table_array, col_index, [range_lookup]). In its general format, you can use it to look up on one column at a time. However, tweaking the formula allows us to use VLOOKUP to look across multiple columns. VLOOKUP doesnt handle multiple columns.

## Why is Vlookup used?

VLOOKUP stands for Vertical Lookup. It is a function that makes Excel search for a certain value in a column (the so called table array), in order to return a value from a different column in the same row.

**Who uses Vlookup?**

The VLOOKUP function performs a vertical lookup by searching for a value in the first column of a table and returning the value in the same row in the index_number position. The VLOOKUP function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Lookup/Reference Function.

**What is an Hlookup vs Vlookup?**

HLookup searches for a value in the top row of a table and then returns a value in the same column. The VLookup function displays the searched value in the same row but in the next column.

### What is Vlookup and Hlookup with example?

HLOOKUP is the exact same function, but looks up data that has been formatted by rows instead of columns. The format of the VLOOKUP function is: VLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,col_index_num,range_lookup). The lookup_value is the user input. This is the value that the function uses to search on.

**What is difference between Vlookup and index?**

Comparison Table of VLOOKUP vs INDEX MATCH. VLOOKUP uses the static data reference while looking up the values. INDEX MATCH uses the dynamic data ranges while looking up the values. VLOOKUP can only be used for looking up values from Left to Right.