# Excel 2010 :: Index Match Using Array?

Sep 13, 2012
The context of this problem is that I am pulling sales data from different outlets to analyse monthly sales. The data from the various outlets are in various formats and the products, even though they are the same throughout all the stores, are named differently. For example, Mushroom Soup can be named as "Soup Mushroom", "Mushroom Soup" or "Cream of Mushroom". This makes analysis really tough.

I first created a table with a list (K6:P6) that had the varying names of the products. This is shown as the first table with 3 rows.

Then I tried to match this list to a range of products sold by an outlet e.g. Electric. (shown in the next bigger table $D$10:$D$254, ) Next, I used Index to call up and display the sales of that product next to table with list A ($G$10:$G$254)

This works for some entries but not for all. I get mostly #NA answers even though I do ctrl-shift-enter. Also, the bigger table is in a separate file and I am using excel 2010.

=INDEX('[GON-JUN 2012.xls]gon-jun'!$G$10:$G$254,MATCH(K6:P6,'[GON-JUN 2012.xls]gon-jun'!$D$10:$D$254,0))

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Jul 18, 2014

I have a victim of the Index-Match duplication problem in Excel (2010). Basically, I have three columns of data, all daily input for the year.

Column 1 = Date

Column 2 = Actual (Units Sold)

Column 3 = Scheduled (Units Sold)

The Date is filled out through the end of the year as is the Scheduled values.

The Actual values are filled out daily.

I need to generate a summary box that reports Actual, Scheduled, and Variance (Actual - Scheduled) for the time periods Daily, Month to Date, and YTD.

My problem is that when I try to return the Schedule value that corresponds with the date of the last entry, I don't know if I am pulling the correct Schedule value since I do not know if the Actual value (that is pulled from the last value in the Actual column) is unique. So I tried using an Index-Match formula to return the latest value (that is the last record occurrence of the value) to my function in order to retrieve the correct Schedule value, but, sadly, it did not work.

I by no means am an Excel expert like many of you, so I may have some questions along the way.

I've attached a sample extraction from my worksheet and included an example of the Summary panel I'm creating.

ActualVsScheduled_problem - Copy.xlsx

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Oct 3, 2013

Whatever formula I try is returning an error of #N/A

I have two worksheets the first with transport data - customer,collection point, delivery point, haulier and number of pallets - all this information is in columns; the second sheet with the rates show haulier, customer, validity, delivery point in columns and then pallet numbers run across a row with rates tying in underneath. i have simplified this below.

I am just trying to reference all the data and work out what the cost for the variables would be in the example the cell i'm trying to find is H8 (320) -

I have already tried the following and several modified versions:

=INDEX('RATE LOOKUPS'!$E$6:$I$9,MATCH(1,('MASTER DATA'!A:A='RATE LOOKUPS'!C:C)*('MASTER DATA'!B:B='RATE LOOKUPS'!B:B)*('MASTER DATA'!C:C='RATE LOOKUPS'!D:D)*('MASTER DATA'!D:D='RATE LOOKUPS'!A:A)*('MASTER DATA'!E:E='RATE LOOKUPS'!E5:I5),0))

[Code] ..........

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Dec 24, 2013

I am currently using the below formula to add values (D6:D225 on sheets Mon, Tue, ...) given the criteria is met in any cells within the two columns across the five sheets (E6:E225 & N6:N225 on sheets Mon, Tue, ...).

When the references to the columns do not randomly change themselves to #REF! it works fine however, it does this often, forcing my to rewrite the formula.

**Why does it do that and is there a way to stop it?

Also, when I do have to rewrite I am forced to do each cell individually to change the number within the quotes. I have tried to use a cell reference there but when I do Excel just gives me a "0" as if there is no data to be retrieved.

I am using Excel 2010 on a company computer with the macros blocked so no VBA.

Code:

=SUM(IFERROR(INDEX(Mon!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Mon!$E$6:$E$225,0)),0),

IFERROR(INDEX(Mon!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Mon!$N$6:$N$225,0)),0),

IFERROR(INDEX(Tue!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Tue!$E$6:$E$225,0)),0),

IFERROR(INDEX(Tue!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Tue!$N$6:$N$225,0)),0),

IFERROR(INDEX(Wed!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Wed!$E$6:$E$225,0)),0),

IFERROR(INDEX(Wed!$D$6:$D$225,MATCH("2000",Wed!$N$6:$N$225,0)),0),

Excel 2010

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Jan 7, 2013

Using Excel 2010.

Rows 1 and 2 (range: A1:CM2) within Spreadsheet X contain the range of data that I need.

Within Spreadsheet Y, Row 6 will change monthly and will be input by the user. The value in Row 6 equals the data in Row 2 in worksheet X.

I need to put a formula in row 4 of spreadsheet Y that returns the value of Row 1 in Spreadsheet X.

Unfortunately, I cannot change the spreadsheet layout, otherwise I could do an HLOOKUP formula using Spreadsheet Y Row 6 and Spreadsheet X Row 2 and be done with it. I assume that I need to use an Index-Match formula, which I am not as familiar with. In addition, all of the online support I have found explains Index-Match with data in columns, not rows.

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Feb 14, 2014

I am using Excel 2010.

My objective is to pull specific values from an external file corresponding to the correct name and year of my choosing. The first way I thought would be best is to use an INDEX/MATCH function. The problem is the external files change names so I would need a method to easily change the source file name from one cell. I then stumbled across the INDIRECT function, but the INDIRECT function will only work when the source file is also opened. I then came across Harlan Grove's pull function which allows you to import data from closed excel files.

So, this is what my formula looks like: =INDEX(pull("'"&G12&"");MATCH(C15;pull("'"&G14&"");0);MATCH(D15;pull("'"&G16&"");0))

Cells G12,G14, and G16 contain the file paths for the ranges. C15 is name and D15 is year.

The problem I have though is that when I try to execute the function, Excel gets stuck. if the code cannot handle large amounts of data. I tested the code with a simple SUM function for a small range from an external file and it worked just fine.

This is the code I am using:

[Code] ...

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Jan 20, 2012

Using Excel 2010, I am trying to create a macro to insert INDEX and MATCH formulas on a sheet that reference Tables on the same sheet.

The formula works fine when entered in a cell where I can point to the Table. Now I need to put the formula in a macro where it will automatically reference the first Table on the sheet.

Here is an example of the formula:

Code:

=INDEX(Table1891034445678912822253536[#All],

MATCH($I35,Table1891034445678912822253536[L/I],0)+1,

MATCH(L$34,Table1891034445678912822253536[#Headers],0))

Just look at that Table name!!

The original file has multiple sheets and multiple Tables on each sheet. No naming convension was used in naming the sheets or Tables.

Can I cycle through all the Tables on a sheet and rename each of them? For example, find the first Table on the sheet closest to cell A1 and rename it Table 1, find the next Table and rename it Table 2, etc.

Is there a way to reference Tables based on an index (similar to sheets)? Is there a Table(1) and Table(2) referencing system? Is it on a per sheet basis or across the entire workbook? That is, can there be more than one Table(1) in a file?

Can I start in cell A1 and find the first instance of a Table and return the name or index of that Table?

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Jul 18, 2014

Excel 2010: I'm working with a sheet where I would like to get accurate results on the make and model of cars sold in a given week. The workbook contains several worksheets each representing weekly sales numbers for different vehicles.

The Make-Models tab has the lists used to create the drop-down selections.

The Sales tab allows one to create an ad hoc report on the total number of vehicles sold, by Make and Model. Cell B2 is named 'SelectedModel' and used in the formula found in column E, Total Sold.

Problem: When I select Honda, for example in B2 of the Sales worksheet then select Accord in cell B3 of the same. The results returned in E2, E3 and E4 are 2, 3 and 4, respectively, instead of 8, 3 and 7.

2 Honda Accords were sold on Monday and 6 on Tuesday of the same week. My formula is only returning the first matched value of 2 whereas I would like it to return 2+6, 8 for week 1. Same goes for other weeks.

Select any other make and model and notice the problem follows. I believe the error is due to incorrect usage of the formula or incorrect formula altogether.

IF(ISNA(INDEX(Week1!E:E,MATCH(SelectedModel,Week1!B:B,0))),0,

INDEX(Week1!E:E,MATCH(SelectedModel,Week1!B:B,0)))

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Nov 6, 2013

Is there anyway to recreate this formula w/o it being an array ?

{=IF(C3="","",IFERROR(INDEX('Master List'!$B$1:$B$2000,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(SEARCH('Master List'!$A$1:$A$2000,C3)),0)),"ADD TO MASTER"))}

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Jun 3, 2014

=INDEX('Data Dump'!$C:$C,MATCH('YTD Detailed'!B$2&A40,'Data Dump'!$G:$G&'Data Dump'!$D:$D,0))

I have to above array formula, i am looking to nest an offset within it. That looks up two columns to the right, but im having trouble.

Can an offset be added to an index?

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Jan 5, 2010

I created an Index/Match array forumula in the worksheet. It works.

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Jan 26, 2010

Imagine 5 periods of sales, growing by $550 per year, from $250 to $2,250. There is a columnar table with sales in increments of $500 to $2,000 paired with margin percentages.

Using INDEX(MarginColumn,MATCH(Sales,SalesColumn,1)) successfully retrieves the correct margin % for each period where Sales is that year's sales.

So, I tried to construct an array formula in the following way:

{=SalesRow*INDEX(MarginColumn,MATCH(Sales,SalesColumn,1))}

Sales is not changing, so that only the 1st year's margin percentage is being applied to each year's sales. I confirmed this by extending the array to a multi-cell layout.

How can I correct the formula so that the margin percentage is looked up as if it were using each year's sales independently? I know I can just SUM the array once this works, but this is my current road block.

P.S. If you see this answer immediately, how might I multiply the percentages by the sales that increase by $500 and sum the whole expression into one cell?

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Jun 22, 2014

with a multiple criteria index match array!

I have attached an example where I need to bring back a result matching 4 specific criteria, but I cannot seem to get it to work at all!

I have attached an example dataset with the formula that I was trying to get right (and failing miserably!!)

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Jun 25, 2014

Cell P14 = 4.7

My array is H42:N72, in H42:H72 I have numbers 15,14,13....0,-1,-2,-3, etc...

In N42:N72 there is a corresponding $ amount that I would like to return based on finding the value which is greater than 4.7 (so, looking to match the $$ amount to the number 5 in column H42:H72)

I've tried using INDEX MATCH but can't figure this out.

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Jan 20, 2010

Solution for all: {=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(Sheet1!$A$2:$A$16,$F$34:$F$40,INDEX(Sheet1!$B$2:$K$16,0,MATCH(T$10,Sheet1!$B$1:$K $1,0))),U34:U40)}

Say I have an Excel workbook with two sheets: Employee Hours and Employee Wages. On the Hours sheet I have 31 columns (Jan1 - Jan31) with inputs for the number of hours worked by each employee by day. On the Wages sheet I have listed the same 31 columns with their wages each day (I do this to factor in wage increases that occur fairly often).

My goal is to use an INDEX/MATCH function to calculate the total daily compensation for each day on the Wages sheet by multiplying hours*wages for all employees that day. Here's the code I'm using:

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Aug 2, 2012

Why this formula code:

Code:

=INDEX(INDIRECT($A$3&D7&$A$4),MATCH(B7, INDIRECT($A$3&D7&$A$5),0),5)

Where A3 D7 and A4 concatenate to form a workbookname!named range1 and equally A3 D7 and A5 form workbookname!named range2 works perfectly well for a fixed range as named range, but not if the named range is dynamic using the typical OFFSET, COUNTIF method?

I need to be able to concatenate the range reference in this way, but for the named range reference to be a dynamic range that will grow and change with additions etc.

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Sep 18, 2012

complex formulas in Excel but managed to work out and create the following formula;

{=IFERROR(INDEX('owssvr(1)'!$AE:$AE,MATCH($A9&AK$1,'owssvr(1)'!$C:$C&'owssvr(1)'!$E:$E,0)),"")}

Basically I want to return a call quality score if the name and week match my criteria.

The above formula works perfectly, however, it is very slow and the sheet takes ages to update.

Is there a quicker and more dynamic way to achieve the same result?

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Mar 10, 2014

How to do INDEX MATCH ARRAYS. (to populate my report I need to match multiple rows and columns from source sheet to import data).

Now I am trying to replicate same in VBA. (for this example row1&2 & column1&2 on both seed(source) and result(one I am trying to populate) sheets).

I wrote the code below that works just fine for 1 CELL.

Sub Button1_Click()

Range("C4").FormulaArray = "=INDEX('SEED'!$A$1:$f$6,MATCH(A4&B4,'SEED'!$A$1:$A$6&'SEED'!$B$1:$B$6,0),3)"

End Sub

I know in excel I can simply drag the formula across rows/columns to populate them automatically and the way I would do this in VBA would be by creating loops.

Here is what I have that needs improvement

Sub Button1_Click()

Dim iRow As Integer

For iRow = 3 To 4

Range("C" & iRow).FormulaArray = "=INDEX('SEED'!$A$1:$f$6,MATCH(AiRow & iRow,'SEED'!$A$1:$A$6&'SEED'!$B$1:$B$6,0),3)"

Next iRow

End Sub

Here iRow is to identify row number, and to keep simple I am only doing 2 rows. but how do i write MATCH statement to identify rows needed to be matched from SEED sheet?

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Jul 30, 2014

Here is the table I am working with

Date

Open

High

Low

Close

Volume

Adj Close

Semi-Annual Yield

Theoretical Bond Price

Index

Coupon

Total Value

Peaks

Troughs

[Code] ..........

The Relevant columns would be "Date" column A cell 1, "Total Value" column L cell 1, "Peaks" column M cell 1, and "Troughs" column N cell 1. What I basically want to do, in the next column, column O, is this: If cell N# = "Trough" find the previous M cell = "Peak" and take the L cell in that "Peak" row and subtract the L cell in the Trough row from it (like =(L4-L9)/L4)). Then in column P, if the percentage drop was 5% or greater, I want to find the days between the trough we are looking at, in cell n10, and the NEXT Peak, cell M11, using the corresponding dates in Column A.

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Dec 2, 2013

I'm using the following formula to look at a range of cells and return the most common text entry. The formula works fine as long as there is text; if there are more blank cells than entries, then it returns a 'blank' and my formula cell is empty. How to clean this up so that it ignores blank cells?

=INDEX(C2:C11,MATCH(MODE(COUNTIF(C2:C11,C3:C11)),COUNTIF(C2:C11,C2:C11),0))

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May 8, 2013

I need to find a way to find an array in a tab to use for an index/match function I have.

this is what i would normally use: =index(tab_array,match($a2, tab!$a$1:$a$1000,0),match($B$1,tab!$a$1:$zz$1,0))

This formula would usually work fine when I know that within the tab, the array in which the row match is searching doesn't change. However, that array may change in the future, to say column H, without my knowing as it is a database that gets automatically populated from an upstream system.

Is there a way to search for an array within an index/match?

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Jun 5, 2013

I am trying to understand how to use index and match in an array formula. Probably easiest to take a look at my example sheet. For some reason, the first result is working, but the others aren't.

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The formula I have tried is: =INDEX($E$3:$E$11,MATCH(1,IF($A$3:$A$11=G3,IF($B$3:$B$11=H3,

IF($C$3:$C$11=I3,IF($D$3:$D$11=MEDIAN(J3,K3,$D$3:$D$11),1,0) ,0),0),0),0))

confirmed with ctrl shift enter.

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Jan 18, 2014

I'm using this formula to lookup data based on the lowest average.

[Code] .....

The problem is that the minimum average is a two way tie, and I need to return both data sets. It just happens to have the same average.

I've tried using SMALL(array,1) and SMALL(array,2) in place of MIN above, but it gives me the same data set. I've also tried resizing using offset.

See attached : sample.xls

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Jan 2, 2013

I have sheet full of data containing results of multiple tests on various equipment.The sheet contains many columns of data but below are the specifc criteria i want to use to extract the data. As maintenance is carried out regularly the list is always growing. I want to create a dashboard summary of the "Machines" which i will colour using condition formatting. I will list the machines in the columns and would like the rows below each machine to be populated with the results.

Column 1 Lists the various factories

Column 2 Lists the Machine

Column 3 Lists the Part

Column 4 Lists the result.

Results can either be "ok", "warning", "Alert" only

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Oct 8, 2009

I have this table

.......A.....B.....C....D

1.....I......a.....d.....g

2.....II.....b.....e.....h

3.....III....c.....f......i

As you can see, the number I has a,d,and g, II has b,e,and h, and III has c, f, and i

I want to make formula that if I make the input g it would return I, f would return III, and c would return III, and so on

I want to make four formulas by using VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDEX&MATCH separately.

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Jun 7, 2014

I am trying to use a nested INDEX and MATCH array formula to return the value in column C when matching column A and column B, but with a few more criteria.

The range containing all the data

A

B

C

1

Cat 1

January 1, 2014

John

[Code] ..........

I am looking for the array formula to return the name of the person in column C who is in Cat 1 after the date in column B.

For example;

C7 should return "John" because B7 requests "January 15, 2014", which is after the value in B1

C8 should return "John" because B8 requests "February 15, 2014", which is after the value in B1

C9 should return "Andrew" because B9 requests "August 15, 2014", which is after the value in B4

The best try I had for the formula in C7 was

{(INDEX($A$1:$C$4,MATCH(1,($B$1:$B$4>=B7)*(A$1:$A$4=A7),0),3))}

This brings back "John" as desired in C7, but when copying down the table into C8 and C9 both C8 and C9 return Andrew.

I guess this is due to my ">=" condition in the Match formula and it is returning "Andrew" because "Andrew" is also after the date requested, but I cannot for the life of me work out how to get it to work.

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Dec 28, 2009

I have the following formula in a cell:

=SUM(OFFSET(INDEX(J:J,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,J:J)),0,0,-M9))/M9

When the workbook with this formula is open it slows down other workbooks quite a bit.

If I run code in another workbook without the workbook with the formula open, calculation takes 0.099 seconds. If the workbook with the formula is open, the same code takes 2.24 seconds.

How could I change/replace above formula to average the last n (cell M9 value) cells in an ever changing column.

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May 22, 2014

I have two data sets across two worksheets. The first worksheet contains sales order numbers (Sheet1:column A) and other data . The second worksheet contains sales order numbers (Sheet2:column A) and the product details.

On sheet1, I had to manually duplicate a sales order number (inserting another row) if the number of units of the order is greater than 1. I then need to fetch the product details from sheet2 for each unit for that specific order number. However in sheet2, there are multiple products for one sales order number.

How do i create a lookup/match to fetch the product details for each sales order number without duplicating the product details if there are multiple products for one sales order number?

I know a simple vlookup function will return the values that it matches first and that is not what i want.

Example: Sheet1

Column A (Sales Order#) | Column B (Quantity)

0417436GPCP | 1

0417436GPCP | 1

0413412FACY | 1

0413412FACY | 1

[code].....

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Jul 30, 2014

I have a workbook that has 5 worksheets. Worksheet1 is the Summary tab, Worksheets 2-5 contains data all sitting under the same headings and formats however vary in row number e.g.

Worksheet 2 - 63000 rows

Worksheet 3 - 48000 rows

Worksheet 4 - 23000 rows

Worksheet 5 - 21000 rows

In Worksheet 1 Column AQ contains a Cost Centre number which I would like to extract the parent description of in Column BI of the same Worksheet and then the child description into Column BJ. Worksheet 1 currently has 16000+ rows and grows daily.The location of the Cost Centre in Worksheets 2-4 is contained in Column A and the Parent Description in Column W and the Child Description in Column Y.I am currently using this INDEX MATCH formula to search all worksheets but as you can imagine it's tediously slow and needless to say sometimes not reporting/updating the values correctly likely because it's frozen.

=VLOOKUP(AQ2,INDIRECT("'"&INDEX(Sheet1!$A$1:$A$4,MATCH(TRUE,

COUNTIF(INDIRECT("'"&Sheet1!$A$1:$A$4&"'!A2:A63355"),AQ2)>0,0))&"'!A2:W63355"),23,0) this looks up Cost Centre in Worksheet 1 Column AQ and returns the results from Column W in Worksheets 2-4 to Worksheet 1 Column BI

[code]....

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Sep 21, 2012

HTML Code: VLOOKUP(M2,'FX Rates'!$A$1:$P$199,2,FALSE)

I have lots of vlookups in my spreadsheet. Match and Index is a better method and should speed up my spreadsheet (1000s of vlookups!).

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