Lookup Images in Microsoft Excel

This video explains how to use the Indirect function and the DGet function to lookup images and data in an Excel sheet. The tutorial covers how to use named cells and ranges, also how to use data validation lists.

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Lookup Images

The process in this video starts off explaining named cells and ranges, each photo sits inside a named cell. The tutor explains how to create a data validation list that displays the names of the photos. The indirect function is added in the name manager to reference the data validation box.

Indirect

The Indirect function is added to the name manager, by selecting new and creating a name. The Indirect function returns data from a referenced cell, in this case the image.

Images

Any of the images in the data set can be copied and placed in the relevant location on the lookup sheet. With the image selected the tutor explains that the formula must be typed using the Indirect name, (Flag) in the video example.

DGet

The DGet function is used to bring the remaining data across using the Data Validation list as its trigger. The DGet function works in a similar way to a Lookup working with a database of information.

I think that the best uses of these functions is in a catalogue of stock or parts. The parts or stock could have a photo which would be returned as and when required along with all the other data normally associated with lookups. Check out our YouTube channel at http://www.itseasytraining1st for more videos like this. Feel free to ask questions or ask for more videos.