## Does Excel lookup work with text?

Yes. VLOOKUP can search for textual values just as well as it can search for numbers. The example above would search for the product names, which are text rather than numbers.

## How do I make text equal a number in Excel?

Convert Text to Numbers Using ‘Convert to Number’ Option

- Select all the cells that you want to convert from text to numbers.
- Click on the yellow diamond shape icon that appears at the top right. From the menu that appears, select ‘Convert to Number’ option.

**How do I VLOOKUP text to text?**

Open VLOOKUP & TEXT function together in cell E3 and select the lookup value as cell D3. In order to convert the number value to text, mention the format text argument as zero (0). After applying the VLOOKUP Formula answer is shown below.

**Does Xlookup work with numbers?**

XLOOKUP comes to Numbers. With XLOOKUP, you can find values in columns and rows, or look for exact, approximate, or partial matches. This function makes Numbers even more compatible with Microsoft Excel.

### Can Xlookup replace VLOOKUP?

Microsoft recently announced the upcoming release of a new function called XLOOKUP. This function will be replacing the widely used VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH functions to run searches in a table of Excel data.

### How to convert numerical lookup values to text in Excel?

What if the data table itself is in text format, but your lookup values are in numerical format. Open VLOOKUP & TEXT function together in cell E3 and select the lookup value as cell D3. In order to convert the number value to text, mention the format text argument as zero (0). After applying the VLOOKUP Formula answer is shown below.

**How do I replace a VLOOKUP formula with my own text?**

If the VLOOKUP function cannot find a specified value, it throws an #N/A error. To catch that error and replace it with your own text, embed a Vlookup formula in the logical test of the IF function, like this: IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(…)), “Not found”, VLOOKUP(…)) Naturally, you can type any text you like instead of “Not found”.

**How do I use VLOOKUP with numbers and text in Excel?**

Both numbers and text. If you can’t be certain when you’ll have numbers and when you’ll have text, you can cater to both options by wrapping VLOOKUP in the IFERROR function and using a formula that handles both cases: = IFERROR(VLOOKUP( id, planets,3,0),VLOOKUP( id & “”, planets,3,0))

#### What is the if VLOOKUP formula in Excel?

Translated in plain English, the formula instructs Excel to return True if Vlookup is true (i.e. equal to the sample value). If Vlookup is false (not equal to the sample value), the formula returns False. Below you will a find a few real-life uses of this IF Vlookup formula.