A "lookup" field in Benchling works in the same method as a "lookup" feature in Excel. The "lookup" field searches for a one-row or one-column range (known as a vector) for a value and returns a value from the same position in a second one-row or one-column range. 

Syntax:

=LOOKUP(lookup_value, lookup_vector, [result_vector])

For example, in the following table, the function LOOKUP(3,A1:A5,B1:B5) should return the value Cell 3.


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