## What is the INDEX match formula?

The INDEX MATCH formula is the combination of two functions in Excel: INDEX and MATCH. =INDEX() returns the value of a cell in a table based on the column and row number. =MATCH() returns the position of a cell in a row or column.

## What is an INDEX match match?

The INDEX-MATCH-MATCH combines two MATCH statements into the row and column positions in an INDEX formula. In doing so, you’re making a formula that’s fillable left, right, up or down for when you merge or find data.

**How do I fix #value error in INDEX match?**

If you are using INDEX as an array formula along with MATCH in order to be able to retrieve a value, you will need to convert your formula into an array formula, otherwise you will see a #VALUE! error. Solution: INDEX and MATCH should be used as an array formula, which means you need to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

**How do you do an INDEX match with two criteria?**

We use INDEX MATCH with multiple criteria by following these 5 steps:

- Step 1: Understanding the foundation.
- Step 2: Insert a normal MATCH INDEX formula.
- Step 3: Change the lookup value to 1.
- Step 4: Enter the criteria.
- Step 5: Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

### How do you use match formula?

The MATCH function searches for a specified item in a range of cells, and then returns the relative position of that item in the range. For example, if the range A1:A3 contains the values 5, 25, and 38, then the formula =MATCH(25,A1:A3,0) returns the number 2, because 25 is the second item in the range.

### Is INDEX match better than VLOOKUP?

With sorted data and an approximate match, INDEX-MATCH is about 30% faster than VLOOKUP. With sorted data and a fast technique to find an exact match, INDEX-MATCH is about 13% faster than VLOOKUP. Additionally, however, you can use a version of the INDEX-MATCH technique to calculate MUCH more quickly than with VLOOKUP.

**When should I use INDEX match vs VLOOKUP?**

The Difference Between VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH

- VLOOKUP is a single formula that does all the lookup-and-fetch, but with INDEX/MATCH, you need to use both the functions in the formula.
- INDEX/MATCH can more advanced lookup – such as lookup to the left of the dataset, make row/column value dynamic, etc.

**How do I get rid of index match error in Excel?**

One option for trapping the #N/A error is the IFERROR function. IFERROR can gracefully catch any error and return an alternative result . In the example shown, the #N/A error appears in cell F5 because “ice cream” does not exist in the lookup table, which is the named range “data” (B5:C9).

#### Can you do INDEX match with 3 criteria?

To extract data with different criteria or conditions in Microsoft Excel, the combination of INDEX and MATCH functions is best suited so far. In this article, you’ll get to learn how you can use these INDEX and MATCH functions together with 3 different criteria in Excel with proper illustrations.