# 7 Ways to lookup a value based on multiple criteria or conditions in Excel

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.

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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

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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")} Share
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2 Responses to "7 Ways to lookup a value based on multiple criteria or conditions in Excel"
1. WHAT IF STUDENT BELONG FROM SAME SECTION AND SAME FIRST NAME.?

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