**Rational**

Lookup a value in the top row of a table or an array.

**Description**

The Excel HLOOKUP function extract data from a given row of a table or an array of values. So, if a given data is laid in a horizontal pattern which means heading in 1^{st} row and value begins from 2^{nd} row, and you need to look up and retrieve data from left to right, in such cases use HLOOKUP. The HLOOKUP function is a **‘horizontal (H)’ lookup**.

**Syntax**

=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, row_index_num, [range_lookup])

**Parameters**

**lookup_value – **The value to lookup in the top row of the table**table_array – **The table to extract data**row_index_num – **The row number to return the corresponding value.**[range_lookup] – **A Boolean argument. TRUE (Default) – to lookup a partial match and FALSE for an exact match

**Return Value**

The corresponding value of a given row number

**Key Notes**

- The HLOOKUP function returns the value by going right of the given row (horizontal) and returns the value in the formula cell.
- The HLOOKUP function works just like VLOOKUP function except that it looks up across a specified number of columns (vertically).
- In case
*[range_lookup]*argument is TRUE (partial match) the function matches the nearest value, which may not be the expected result. It is advisable to select FALSE if the user requires an exact match of given criteria. - The first row of a lookup table
*(table_array)*needs to sort in ascending order if*[range_lookup]*is TRUE. Otherwise, HLOOKUP may return an incorrect value. - If the
*lookup_value*argument is text (and*[range_lookup]*is FALSE), you can use wildcard characters asterisk (*) and question mark (?). - A question mark matches a single character, and an asterisk matches multiple characters. A criteria a*a will match with all cells containing a string beginning with “a” and ending in “a” like a text “abide” or “abate”.
- The function returns #N/A error value if HLOOKUP cannot find any data as per arguments (Exact or Partial).
- The HLOOKUP function is not case sensitive.

**Example (Image above)**

When lookup value in row and return value of another column like here as table is horizontal form and user want cost of sales in quarter 2nd for this we use formula

=HLOOKUP($B12,$B$5:$F$7,3,FALSE) it return 210.

## Keep Reading Similar Functions:

### LOOKUP

The LOOKUP function search in single row or column for a given value and return value from the same position or, next row or column.

### CHOOSE

The CHOOSE function returns specific information from a list of data points, =CHOOSE(4,”Railways”,”Roads”,”Airways”,”Waterways”) returns Waterways.

### ADDRESS

The ADDRESS function returns cell address from given row and column numbers of a worksheet. For example, if you pass ADDRESS(5,6) the function returns $F$5.

### VLOOKUP

The VLOOKUP function extract data in a vertical pattern which means heading in 1st column and value begins from the 2nd column and retrieve data from left to right.

### MATCH

The MATCH function finds row or column of a given value containing in a data set, cell B3 in a list contains ‘Feb’ =MATCH(B3,B1:B10,0) returns 2 (3rd row).