In the example shown the formula in cell E4 is: This formula uses the number of years a salesperson has been with a company to determine which commission rate table to use. In other words, if years is less than 2, table1 is used as for table_array, and, if not, table2 is used as for table_array.

Alternate syntax

If the lookup tables require different processing rules, then you can wrap two VLOOKUP functions inside of an IF function like so: This allows you to customize the inputs to each VLOOKUP as needed.

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