For many years, INDEX and MATCH have been the go-to solution for difficult lookup problems in Excel. While more complicated to configure, the two-function combination of INDEX + MATCH is flexible and powerful. But now that XLOOKUP is more widely available, will INDEX and MATCH remain popular? Is there any reason to still use INDEX and MATCH? Read below for a detailed comparison.

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Hi - I'm Dave Bruns, and I run Exceljet with my wife, Lisa. Our goal is to help you work faster in Excel. We create short videos, and clear examples of formulas, functions, pivot tables, conditional formatting, and charts.