You can use the following basic formula to perform a case sensitive VLOOKUP in Google Sheets:

=INDEX(B2:B10, MATCH(TRUE, EXACT(G2, A2:A10), 0))

This particular formula finds the exact value in cell **G2** in the range **A2:A10** and returns the corresponding value in the range **B2:B10**.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

**Example: Case Sensitive VLOOKUP in Google Sheets**

Suppose we have the following dataset that shows the number of sales made by various salesmen at a company:

Now suppose we attempt to use the following VLOOKUP formula to look up “Andy” and return his number of sales:

=VLOOKUP(D2, A2:B10, 2)

This formula incorrectly returns the number of sales for **ANDY** instead of **Andy**:

Instead, we need to use the following formula that can perform a case-sensitive VLOOKUP:

=INDEX(B2:B10, MATCH(TRUE, EXACT(G2, A2:A10), 0))

This formula correctly returns the number of sales for **Andy**, which turns out to be **29**:

The formula correctly returns the number of sales for **Andy** instead of **ANDY**.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Google Sheets:

How to Count Cells with Text in Google Sheets

How to Replace Text in Google Sheets

How to Filter for Cells that Contain Text in Google Sheets