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    Vlookup vs Copying every cell using "="

    What is butter when pulling information with in a workbook (Sheet to Sheet) and from one workbook to another (Workbook 1, Sheet A to Workbook 2, Sheet B)?

    Using VLookup's or just Copying cells using "="

    What tends to bog down excel? Make excel slower?

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    Re: Vlookup vs Copying every cell using "="

    You would only use VLOOKUP() if you needed to search for the answer somewhere in a list. If you just want to pull data row-for-row, then a simple reference is what you would use
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    Re: Vlookup vs Copying every cell using "="

    Two scenarios

    I have a list of 100 rows and 100 columns and do Vlookup's to pull all 10,000 cells to another sheet.
    I have a list of 100 rows and 100 columns and reference (=) all 10,000 cell to pull into to another sheet.

    What is harder on excel?
    What is faster?
    Is there any difference on performance?

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    Re: Vlookup vs Copying every cell using "="

    I repeat, you ONLY need vlookup to search for criteria that is somewhere in a range - if thats not what you are doing, dont use vlookup. To pull the data as-is, use the simple reference. If you are concerned with speed, test them both ways, I think you will find not that much difference, but the simple reference will probably be quicker

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    Re: Vlookup vs Copying every cell using "="

    Thank you for you help.

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