## Find Closest Match in Excel Using INDEX, MATCH, ABS and MIN functions

To find the closest match to a target value in a data column, use the INDEX, MATCH, ABS and the MIN function in Excel. Use the VLOOKUP function in Excel to find an approximate match. 1. The ABS function in Excel returns the absolute value of a number. Explanation: C3-F2 equals -39. The ABS function removes the minus sign (-) from a …