So long story short, I need to change some numerical grades to letter grades within the cell. I know how to use vlookup but say there is a cell that has the grade of 96, I need to change this to an A+. It needs to be within the two variable data table. Really stuck on this and cant figure it out.

Let's assume your grades are in Column A Create a new Column and use this formula =IF(A1>90,"A+",IF(A1>80,"A",IF(A1>60,"B",IF(A1>50,"C", "D")))) Then copy this down all the rows. These are nested "IF" statements that take the form IF(condition,true,false) If this doesn't make sense to you, let me know the exact gradings, and I'll do the exact formula for you.

Just create an IF function..it'll do exactly what you need. And yeah, what mirrorman says looks right.

thanks but what I am trying to do is change to the letter grade in replacement of the numerical grade within the cell.

Is there a specific reason you can't do what I suggested and then paste the resulting values into the original cells?

yes it does work, but there is a certain feature I am looking for that can do it without copying it from an external cell. thanks for your help

Unless you can explain better, then I think you're going to be having to use VBA/Macros to accomplish what you're asking.

just use ctrl H mass replace.. or else create a rule to highlight cells between 90 and 100 and just paste A+ in all.. repeat with 80-90, etc.. 5 min max.