|re: I'm honestly not seeing an appreciable difference between the two links|
I guess it depends on your definition of appreciable. <g>
techonthenet uses what I can only assume are their own names for the VLOOKUP arguments:
Maybe it's a copyright issue.
The MS site uses the names that a user would find in the Excel Help files:
If people are discussing/describing the function in a forum or an email, it might get confusing it both parties are using different names for the arguments.
"Set the range_lookup argument to 0"
"What range_lookup argument? I'm looking at the syntax at techonthenet and I don't see that argument included in the function description."
Since MS "owns" the function, I think their argument names should be the ones to use.
re: techonthenet was the first hit, and its information was valid
Interesting. If I Google vlookup, the MS site is first, techonthenet is second.