### Excel index match function

Microsoft Excel will help you in various ways for taking a decision and solving math related problem. In the Microsoft excel, you will get numerous features and facilities what you will not find in other related applications. You can use Microsoft Excel index match function and for the same purpose, you can use VLOOKUP feature but Microsoft Excel experts suggest users use Index match. According to the experts, VLOOKUP has many limitations what is not good for users and users should study and learn the Index match. People do not should interest learn big formula and that is why they avoid to use Index match. If they learn and memorize the big formula of Index match, then can solve more and more difficult problems very quick.

More and more practice can make the learning easier. So, people can learn Index match fast. The formula of the Index match is =INDEX (column to return a value from, (MATCH (lookup value, column to lookup against, 0)). The formula is related to the table chart what is set in the excel sheet. You can use index match for find out multiple criteria from the excel chart. You do not need to worry if the information in the chart is large. You have the formula what you can use for finding out the data you need to know.

Although Index match formula is longer than the VLOOKUP formula and Index match is harder than the VLOOKUP but if people study and practice on the Index match, then once it will be easier. However, online there are many website and forums where it is easy to learn the Microsoft Excel and all of the features what you need to know and study. People should learn VLOOKUP and then Index match, then will understand why the Index match is better than VLOOKUP.