How to Use VLOOKUP by Date in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use vlookup by date in Google Sheets.

How to Use VLOOKUP by Date in Google Sheets

When working with datasets in Google Sheets, you may need to use a lookup function to find related data in other tables. One such function is VLOOKUP, which allows you to search for a value in a column and return a corresponding value in another column.

You may find yourself needing to use VLOOKUP by date in Google Sheets. This can be useful if you need to filter data by date in your spreadsheet.

In this guide, we will show you how to VLOOKUP by date in Google Sheets. We will also explain how to add data validation to make it easier to select a date in your spreadsheet.

How to VLOOKUP by Date in Google Sheets

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to vlookup by date in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, we’ll add data validation to the cell that will hold our date value. Besides making it easier for users to input data, it will also ensure that the input is a valid date.

Step 2

In the Data menu, click on Data validation to access the Data validation rules panel.

Under the Criteria dropdown menu, select the “Is valid date option”. Click Done to proceed.

Step 3

The user can now select a date using a built-in date picker that appears when the user clicks on the cell.

Step 4

Afterward, you can proceed to use the VLOOKUP function to use the chosen date as a lookup value.

In the example above, we were able to return the corresponding amount given a transaction date.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to use vlookup by date in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.