Power Query VLOOKUP Function

<pThis is a custom VLOOKUP function for Power Query, created by Ken Puls

let pqVLOOKUP = (lookup_value as any, table_array as table, col_index_number as number, optional approximate_match as logical ) as any =>
/*Provide optional match if user didn't */
matchtype =
if approximate_match = null
then true
else approximate_match,
/*Get name of return column */
Cols = Table.ColumnNames(table_array),
ColTable = Table.FromList(Cols, Splitter.SplitByNothing(), null, null, ExtraValues.Error),
ColName_match = Record.Field(ColTable{0},"Column1"),
ColName_return = Record.Field(ColTable{col_index_number - 1},"Column1"),
/*Find closest match */
SortData = Table.Sort(table_array,{{ColName_match, Order.Descending}}),
RenameLookupCol = Table.RenameColumns(SortData,{{ColName_match, "Lookup"}}),
RemoveExcess = Table.SelectRows(RenameLookupCol, each [Lookup] <= lookup_value),
if Table.IsEmpty(RemoveExcess)=true
then "#N/A"
else Record.Field(RemoveExcess{0},"Lookup"),
/*What should be returned in case of approximate match? */
if Table.IsEmpty(RemoveExcess)=true
then "#N/A"
else Record.Field(RemoveExcess{0},ColName_return),
/*Modify result if we need an exact match */
Return =
if matchtype=true
then ClosestReturn
if lookup_value = ClosestMatch
then ClosestReturn
else "#N/A"
in Return


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s