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Find Smallest In A List

I am trying to find the smallest values in a list. that part is easy (use SMALL). But, I want the ref to the cell where that value is in, not the value itself. Additional problem occurs when more than one of these values are the same. Example: A1 = 1; A2 = 3 ; A3 = 2 ; A4 = 2 ; etc. If I want the smallest, I want "A1" as result, for the 2nd smallest I want "A3", for the 3rd smallest I want "A4". So you see that a MATCH formula will not work beceause some of the values are the same.

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Smallest Number In A List/Bigger Than X
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Smallest Number From List But Greater Than 0
I'm using this =SMALL(A:A,1) in a cell but i need it to ignore the number 0.

Because where theres no data it shows 0, but i need it to pick the lowest from the places where that data actually shows. something like this

0
0
54.2
0
82.6
0
0
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Finding 10 Smallest Unique Values In A List
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Find Smallest And Largest Non Zero Date In A Range
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Find 0 Or Smallest Negative Number From Range
I am trying to write code that will locate either a 0 or the smallest negative number in a range, eg,

example 1,
8, 6, 2, 0, -0.5, -2
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example 2,
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Find Smallest Number With Multiple Criteria
I need a formula that will give me the smallest number based on multiple criteria.

For example, I want to find all:

1. Product A
2. 1 Liter
3. Smallest Price

In other words, out of all 1 Liter Product A's, I want to see the smallest price point.

I tried a sumproduct but I can't get it to work. Something like =sumproduct((A1:A100="Product A")*(B1:B100="1L")*(small(C1:C100,1)))

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Find Smallest Absolute Value And Row Number With A Macro
I've a large excel file contain a sheet of values. With a Macro I would like to
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2) find the row number where this value was found
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Address Of Smallest 5 Numbers (return The Value In Column 1 For The Smallest 5 Numbers)
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0
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4.491972091
4.491972091
4.491972091

Equation:

Find All The Records That Appear In My List More Than Five Times Then Make A List
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Smallest Number Which Is Not Zero
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Smallest Value In Range Linked To Another Value.
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to determine smallest value in range excluding 0 is it possible to link that smallest value to another value like a name?

Eg. H6 = 5 K6 = Ben
H7 = 4 K7 = John
H8 = 9 K8 = Ted
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The Smallest Value That Is Greater Than Or Equal To
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Finding Non Zero Smallest Numbers
Find smallest numbers in the range ignoring zeros.
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Largest And Smallest Sequences
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LOOKUP Return Smallest Value
I have a large set of numerical data, with each column having a text heading in the first row.

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Smallest Number In The Column
Currently we are using the formula below to get an average of column E in a spreadsheet. I was wondering how to modify the formula to get the smallest number in that column rather than the average.

=IF(ISERROR(SUMIFS(E:E,A:A,K2,B:B,K3,C:C,K4,D:D,K5)),"Not Available",AVERAGEIFS(E:E,A:A,K2,B:B,K3,C:C,K4,D:D,K5))

Finding Smallest Value In A Column
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In column B, I have a list of values.
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I also have in column D another list of values.
In column E, I want to show first, second and third place amongst the list of values from column D. The rest of the names I want to show zero.

Return 3 Lowest/Smallest
I found this spreadsheet on ozgrid, but can not locate the original post to move my question to -- mods please move if you can.

As for the question:
The spreadsheet attached searches an array, and shows the top 3 scoring names. How do I modify it to show 3 lowest scoring names without changing the rank field?

Returning Second Smallest Unique Value
I'm creating a spreadsheet and have had difficultly creating a function that returns the second smallest unique value.

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I'd want the function to return "3". I've tried playing around with the SMALL(array, k) function and trying to use a COUNTIF function for "k".

Return Smallest Value, Larger Than Specified Value
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Is there any formula witch i can use to find the smallest prime factor of a number?

Example: In A1 i write 30 (30=2*3*5 (the prime factors))

in B1 i write a formula, and the result will be 2 (smallest prime factor)

What is the formula?

Averaging Smallest, Non-zero Numbers In A Row
I'm struggling to get the syntax right for this formula. I've been trying variations on the following formula but can't get it right:

=AVERAGE(SMALL(IF(AP8:AZ80,AP8:AZ8),1)))

Columns AP:AZ:

1.8921.7621.6501.1741.2261.2991.3020.0000.0001.1461.333
Any column in this range could have a zero value.

What I need: The average of the 8 lowest non-zero numbers in range AP:AZ

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Is there a way to reverse a lookup function?

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tried using match but messed up.

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For example

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Sum Smallest Value Per Row If Value Exists In Column A
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Compare Smallest Value With Cell Above & Calculate
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mon....6....(first data pt, so nothing here)
tue.....8.....33.33 (this is 2/6ths higher than 6)
wed...10....66.66 (this is 4/6th higher than 6)
thurs...8....33.33 (same as tuesday)
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sat.....5.....(finally a vlaue less than 6, so: "ERR")
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That is, any value in Col B that is GREATER than the lowest, SMALLEST value that has preceeded it - in chronological order - will reflect the % by which it is greater. When a new lowest value appears in Col B, a simple text "ERR" would appear, and THAT new low value will be the new "target" the subsequent values in B are compared to. (In the example, once 5 appears, we stop looking at 6...)

Return Cell Address Of Largest & Smallest Value In Column
How would I return a cell reference (address) to a cell that contains the largest number in a list?

I tried using "Address(large....) where I get the correct column, but the returned row # is the actual value in the cell (the highest # in the list).

I eventually will want to delete the highest number to leave the cell blank.

Find Validation List
Is it possible to search a sheet/workbook for a validation list?

I set up a specific one to test some things, but cannot recall where I did it....

Find The Record List
I have a list of names and i am using a vlook up formula. The problem i fall into is that it will only find the first Jon. How can i get it to find all of the Jon's and get all of the data?

example
Name Size Lan
a1 b2 b3
Jon 5 9
Jara 6 7
Fish 7 6
Jon 9 5

how can i get all of this info ifi nees the 2nd jons information

Find Values In List
I Want To Add A Function To A Worksheet That Allows A User To Type A Word And It To Return Matches And Their Corresponding Number In A Different Column. For Example If A User Types In "new" In Cell A1 I Would Like For The Sheet To Return "new Deal" "1"; "new Order" "2"; "new Meal" "3"; And So One Until All Values Of "new" Are Returned. I Would Like These To Be Reutrned In A Pop Up Window If Possible.

Find Position Of Last Particular Value In A List
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Set Chart/Graph Minimum/Maximum Scale To Nth Smallest & Largest Value
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ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).Select
With ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue)
.MinimumScale = Range("Min").Value
.MaximumScale = Range("Max").Value
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Now what this does is that it sets the maximum of the scale exactly equal to maximum of the range being plotted and hence a few parts of my graph overlap with the border of the plot area. Is there any way in which I can round the max and min scale of y-axis to the next highest and lowest major unit respectively or may be add and subtract a value proportional to the major unit of the y-axis. I cannot add a constant in the code given above since I that does not suite my requirements.

Find And Change Certain Values In A List
I would like to find and change certain values in a list. For example I would like to change TG1050 to 1 from a list that contains the following values

TG1050,TG10500, TG420, TG350.

When I run my VBA the 2nd Item in the list changes to 1. I also need to keep the commas seperating the value.

Find The Number Based On Other List
I have a new list of Serial Numbers that were given to me in an Excel file. The original source of the data was an AS400 database.

I wanted to "Find" some of these numbers in another list that I already had (List B). So I selected a cell in the new list, and pressed Ctrl-C. I then selected all of List B, opened the Find dialog box and used Ctrl V to paste in the Serial Number to find. The problem was that Excel said it could not find the Serial Number, even though I knew there is a match, and could see the number it should have found.

So I pasted the number I was searching on into an empty cell. When I checked the length, it was one character longer than expected. It turned out that that there was an extra leading space. I could delete this space in the cell, but not in the Find dialog box.

Also, when I selected the number in the cell, and this time highlighted it all, then copied it, and then pasted it into Find, the Find worked! In other words, it only didn't work when I did Ctrl C without selecting/highlighting the text.

Find Sum In List Of Of Numbers
I have a list of numbers in a column and I need to find which numbers
when summed together equal a figure. I have a list of invoice amounts
that I need to match up with payments (the payments are always made for
several invoices so I need to come up with sums of several invoices to
get to this payment amount).

An example would be I have this in the following section (A1:A10):
\$17,213.82
\$4,563.02
\$85,693.42
\$1,166.01
\$725.90
\$580.09
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\$240.16
\$207.70
\$725.90

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Find Predominant Number In List
I have a basic understanding of simple calculations but beyond that I am kind of lost.

I have a list of numbers ranging from \$9,516 to \$110,000 and I am trying to figure out a manner to determine what is the most common number rounded to the nearest \$10,000.

When I use the mode function it only tells me the absolute number that has the most occurences. I am trying to determine the predominate group in the overall range. Basically I want to count the number of occurences in the forty thousand range, fifty thousand range, etc. so I can determine what is the most popular \$10,000 range.

Find 10th Value After Max In A List
In have 2 columns of data (temperature & gas evaloved) in A2..A200 and B2..B200
I use =INDEX(A2:A200,MATCH(MAX(B2:B200),B2:B200,0)) to find the
max value gas evolved in column B then read off the temperature from column A.

I now need to look down the list and take the 10th reading for temperature and gas evolved after the max gas evolved value in column B.

I've looked at the use of Index, Offset, Row & Match here on the forum in other posts but I juist cant seem to grasp it in my head what to do.

Find Values Not In A List Of Numbers
I have a table with numerous business units in column F. The business units are shown as a number. i.e. Business unit # 00007, 00041, etc. There are around 500 different business unit numbers. I have a list of 60 specific business units that I want separated, leaving a remainder of 440 others. I want these 440 other business units to stand out, ideally with conditional formatting.

Find Duplicate Keywords, And List Maximum
I have rows of 10 keywords. I want the macros to compare the first row against all the rows except itself, then compare the second row against all the rows except itself, the third row against all the rows except itself, basically looking for duplicates...It will then record in a column for each respective row, the max # of duplicates found with another row..

For instance lets say I was looking at the 15th row, and it looked for duplicates elsewhere. It only found duplicates in the 4th row and the 5th row. In the fourth row, there were 5 keywords common, and in the 5th row there were 7 keywords common. Therefore the max # of common words is 7 for the 15th row, and that is what is recorded.

In addition the number of rows will probably vary it could range from 1 to 500. I included an excel spreadsheet that has visually speaking how this could work, maybe using COUNTIF. Basically it counts the # of common keywords for one row with all the other rows, pastes the count #s to the right, then finds the max of those count #s, copies the max into another column, then clears the count #s, and looks up the next row, repeats the same process. It is easier probably if you look at the attached spreadsheet to get an idea of what i am talking about..

Find All Occureneces Of The Same Last Name And List Them For User To Chose
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eg.

a) User enters in the last name "Smith".

b) program searches all of column B and finds 3 occurences of the last name "Smith".

c) it then adds the first name to each of them which is located in column A next to each "Smith".
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Larry Smith
Fred Smith
Maybe list these in a list box or something.

d) Now the user wants Larry Smith, so all he does is click on Larry Smith, and then that full name is entered into column A on the next worksheet.

Find Second Occurance Of # In List And Return Another Row
I have 2 columns of data in a report, the column on the right J has a text entry that can possibly occur 1 or 2 times in the list. If it occurs twice I want to find the second occurance and return what is in column A.

LIST Funtion: Find The Highest Number ?
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Find Max Value Of Dynamically Changing List
my file was too big to attach, so to get it, go to [url] (p: SOCIALCHARM [all caps]). It's the only file underneath the 'documents' section.

This is a complex sheet, so I won't go into everything I'm doing, but really just the part I need help with. Instead of trying to explain it abstractly, I'll use a a concrete example (you'll need to look at the sheet to understand this).

The general idea is that I results from an online ad campaign (ie I ran ad X on site Y in position Z), and - given the results I have - try to optimize which ads I run where. Each in the real data (row 167 and below) represents a 'space' where an add can be run.

First, row 551:
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Now, row 552, (the condition I'm having trouble with)
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Data Validation Drop Down List Find
data validation drop down list find

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i have to scroll through more and more as the year goes on...

?can we have a letter sensitive find (as in an access combobox)...?

Find And Remove Identical Entries In A List
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How can I do this better, faster and more accurately with Excel to find just two duplicated data ( NAME and ID NUMBER) in a person's line (there are 15 columns altogether)? Or: Where and what can I search for (I've just spent nearly an hour trying to find an answer by myself, but don't really know what to search for)?

Find Products I Have Ordered And List Them With Their Codes And Quantities
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I would like my other worksheet to look through find any products I've ordered and list them with their codes and quantities, creating a summary of just what I want so that I can e-mail just the important bits.

Find Common Words In Cells And Create New List
I have a spreadsheet of part #'s, descriptions, manufacturer names, and manufacturer part #'s. (It's a list of the inventory in my warehouse). Each row contains information for just the item in that row. Row 2 references another part in my warehouse, row 3 yet another, and so on.

Many of the parts have more than one potential manufacturer and part #, (meaning that any of those manufacturer's part #'s are basically the same tool; just different brands. At one time we may get a shipment of one, at other times we may get a shipment of another). For example, a screwdriver may be listed like this:

Part # 1234 screwdriver, mfg Snap-On, part # 456, mfg Stanley, part # 789, mfg Mac Tool, part # 439.

Then further down the list, there may be another part listed like this:

Part # 9980 wrench, mfg Stanley, part #741, mfg Snap-On, part # 852, mfg Proto, part # 369.

If you can imagine that data across the cells of a spreadsheet row, notice how the mfg name 'Snap-On' was the first mfg name on the screwdriver, but it was listed as the 2nd mfg name on the wrench.

So, here's my question: I want to be able to group all of the items made by any one manufacturer together in a new list. If all of the manufacturer names were in the same column, I could simply sort the list by that column, but since I've got thousands of rows with the mfg name I'm looking for in different columns on different rows, I thought maybe a macro could search each row for the word I'm looking for, then if found, take the whole row and copy it to a new worksheet. So the end result would be, If I wanted to see all items of which Snap-On is an acceptable supplier, I could get a list of all potential Snap-On items grouped together.

I'm sorry this is so long. I may have over-worded this and it may not be too clear. I could email an example of the spreadsheet if anyone needed more info to figure out what I'm looking for and was willing to take a look at it.

Find All Instances Of Word And List Adjacent Cells
I have a sheet where in one column, the word "high" will be repeated. I need to find these multiples and then list down in a seperate column the text relevant to each of those multiples (contained in an adjacent cell). I.e if A1 & A3 hold the text "high", take the corresponding values in b1 & B3 and list them in new column C (C1 & C2 continuing in sequential order). I have searched the forums but i can' t seem to find anything.