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VLOOKUP in Access
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 months ago

Access Equivalent of Excel VLOOKUP Function

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In this video, I'll show you how to perform the equivalent of the VLOOKUP function from Excel in Microsoft Access using DMax and DLookup. We will look up letter grades for students based on their test scores.

Alyssa from Baltimore, Maryland (a Gold Member) asks: I know how to use the VLOOKUP function in Excel to figure out letter grades from test scores. How can I do the same thing in Access?


Members will learn how to create a GetLetterGrade global function so this lookup can be performed anywhere in the database without extra steps.

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Tim Schmidt 
9 months ago
I am very sorry for mu questions, is there any setup in ACCESS or WINDOW that will not permit to run these commands.  I am now having the same issues with the VLOOKUP video,  the Enter Parameter V message. Read More...
Alex Hedley
9 months ago
Access will assume it's a Field which is why you get the square brackets [], it's fine to just remove them.
When you remove them and save are they coming back?

Would also help if you can copy out your VLOOKUP statement so we can see exactly what you have as that could help determine why it isn't working
Tim Schmidt
9 months ago
My three statements usded in my query are as follows"
1.  LG: DLookUp("GradeLetter","GradeT","GradeMinValue=" & [Grade])

2.  G:DMax("GradeMinValue", "GradeT", "GradeMinValue >=" & "Grade")

3.  LG: DLookUp("GradeLetter","GradeT","GradeMinValue=" & [G])

Each time I run the query the brackets get placed around each table and field.Thanks,
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