Index and Match Vs Vlook up

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Hi all,


I was advised to use Index and Match as I am pulling dates from various schedules into one sheet. Last time Vlookup worked really well however there was a limit of 25000 links. Now I am using index and match and the limit is even low. It says I have reached a limit for cross reference.


Kindly advise.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Avinash Chandra

    I guess that you've hit the specific cross-sheet reference limit, which is 100. That is one of the positives of VLOOKUP's. It doesn't use as many references.


    Now, with increased row, column, and cell limits, rather than having to use several sheets for larger projects, you can manage it all in one sheet. This release is available to all customers on all plan types.

    New sheet limits: 

    • 20,000 rows
    • 400 columns
    • 500,000 cells
    • 100,000 cross-sheet referred cells
    • 20,000 inbound cell links

    Performance improvements: 

    • Up to 2x improvement on sheet load time
    • Up to 6x improvement on sheet scrolling
    • Up to 2x improvement on speed to load cross-sheet references

    Read our Help Article for more information about this release.


    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

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  • Avinash Chandra
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    Thanks Andree,

    Is there a way to verify if I have updated sheets? I was planning to pull dates into one sheet however I will have to create multiple sheets.

  • Andrée Starå
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    edited 10/24/20
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    @Avinash Chandra

    As far as I know, there isn't any difference between accounts when it comes to those limits.

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