**Scenario**

Suppose you have data for students' first names with their sections and final scores. Two students can have a similar first name in different sections. You are asked to find the score of a student given its name and section.

**Sample File**

Download example file - Lookup based on multiple criteria

**Solution**

**1. SUMPRODUCT**

**FORMULA :**

=SUMPRODUCT((B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13)*(D3:D10))

**2. SUM (ARRAY FORMULA)**

**FORMULA :**

=SUM((B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13)*(D3:D10))

Hit

**CTRL+ SHIFT + ENTER**to confirm this formula. If done correctly, Excel will automatically place curly braces {...} around the formula.

After placing curly braces, the formula would look like this in formula bar :

{=SUM((B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13)*(D3:D10))}

**3. SUMIFS**

.

**FORMULA :**

=SUMIFS(D3:D10,B3:B10,D12,C3:C10,D13)

**This formula doesn't work in Excel 2003 or below versions.**

**4. INDEX-MATCH**

**FORMULA :**

=INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,(B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13),0))

Hit

**CTRL+ SHIFT + ENTER**to confirm this formula. If done correctly, Excel will automatically place curly braces {...} around the formula.

After placing curly braces, the formula would look like this in formula bar :

{=INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,(B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13),0))}

**5. INDEX-MATCH (Version 2)**

**FORMULA :**

=INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,IF(B3:B10=D12,IF(C3:C10=D13,1)),0))

Hit

**CTRL+ SHIFT + ENTER**to confirm this formula. If done correctly, Excel will automatically place curly braces {...} around the formula.

After placing curly braces, the formula would look like this in formula bar :

{=INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,IF(B3:B10=D12,IF(C3:C10=D13,1)),0))}

**6. LOOKUP**

**FORMULA :**

=LOOKUP(2,1/(B3:B10=D12)/(C3:C10=D13),(D3:D10))

**7. IF NO MATCH FOUND**

**FORMULA :**

=IFERROR(INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,(B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13),0)),"No Match")

This formula returns "No Match" if no value exists on the basis of conditions.

Hit

**CTRL+ SHIFT + ENTER**to confirm this formula. If done correctly, Excel will automatically place curly braces {...} around the formula.

After placing curly braces, the formula would look like this in formula bar :

{=IFERROR(INDEX(D3:D10,MATCH(1,(B3:B10=D12)*(C3:C10=D13),0)),"No Match")}

**Download the workbook**

## Post a Comment