# Lookup Value - Return Column Heading

Apr 14, 2010I want to lookup the max value within a group of columns and return the column heading (specified a cell) that corresponds to the max value.

View 9 RepliesI want to lookup the max value within a group of columns and return the column heading (specified a cell) that corresponds to the max value.

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Encryption algorythim.xlsx

Here is my scenario I have all this data i want to search in. In the rows there are repeating values and in the columns they do not repeat.

As seen in the attached i am able to give a column and row by title and then get the intersecting cell data from that. (Encryption lookup)

What i want to do is give the column tittle and row value and get back the row title. (Decryption Lookup)

This shouldn't be too hard seeing that the data in the columns has no repeats.

I have a list of names and the chores they need to do on a certain day. I need a formula that returns the chore the person needs to do when the date is filled in.

Ex: Sheet2 Col:A has names filled in A2:11 , row B1:J1 has dates that you would input.

formula goes in B2:J11

Sheet1 is the master with all the data the formula would be pulling from.

column A2:A11 has the names , row B1:S1 has the chore that needs to be done.

B2:S11 has the dates already filled in.

How do you count the number of columns in a range in order to reach ( find) a specific value in that row ?

View 5 Replies View RelatedI'm trying to enter info in a cell based on what is entered in two other cells.

So I have a dropdown box for the species on another sheet as well as a dropdown box for rail sizes. Then I have to crossreference them to come up with an upcharge number. Sorry for my basic lingo. I hope it's understandable.

Is there a formula to isolate observations in the same column (different values) and also all have the same column heading like the file attached?

View 2 Replies View RelatedIn attached example, I have 3 columns of fractions with a final row of sumtotals (taken from elsewhere). I test to see which column has the maximum value in each row and allocate the result with the column's heading. Sometimes, two or more columns have the same max value. In this scenario, I wish to select the column heading that has the largest sumtotal.

View 4 Replies View RelatedI have range like (3E:3K) in this range are only 2 different expressions. "Result and " forecast". I wanna look from left to right for the first cell with the string "forecast".

And than I want to work with the column of this cell, only this column.

How do i do that?

Edited

I corrected the coordinates. I want to look in a specific column line (Nr.3) from there the first Cell with "Forecast" and from that String the row number.

They following 4 posts were based on wrong informations by me.

I have a data set, in which Sheet 1 have a matrix of high level showing Engineer, Program and commodity relationship.

I have to create separate sheet for each program on sheet 1, each program sheet should have Engineer name and commodity name from sheet 1.

Multiple commodities and multiple engineers should be separated by definite structure.

find worksheet with input and output (manual) as expected.

I've been searching the forums for this problem but I can't seem to find any answers. Anyway, this is the problem. See screenshot.

I want to compare A1 for the values in column B, then return the corresponding cell (column C) in column D.

e.g. D1 = 2, D2 = 1, D3 = 4, D4 = 5 and D5 = 3.

I have a tab that has 2 columns of data and I want to be able to return a value in column A if my data matches column B. If column B has the text TRUETRUE, I want to bring back the corresponding data in Column A. How do I return all the data in Column A for all the TRUETRUEs in column B? I can only get the first instance of TRUETRUE.

View 4 Replies View RelatedIn the attached spreadsheet you will see the table of data in cells e6:L16. In cell N6 i am doing a hlookup to find the date in the table of data that is closest to the date in cell A4. The formula in cell M6 is where i am having the problem and i was trying to pull in data that is 4 columns to the left of where the hlookup date is in cell N6. The problem i am having is when i input any date higher than 06/30/07 the Index formula does not display the correct date. What is confusing me is that the Hlookup formula in cell N6 still works with higher dates but the index formula does not.

View 6 Replies View RelatedI have a list of values in column A (part numbers)

In columns B to E I have lists of similar values (part numbers, with row 1 representing their location e.g warehouse, office, etc).

In column F2 I would like to search for the value in A2 in the range B2:E100 and return the value in B1:E1 if the value appears... if it doesnt appear in any of the columns I would like 'not located' to appear in F2.

I've been trying to do this for a while but am making no progress at all.

I am looking for a formula, to change from this

IF Formula located in Cell F15

=IF(E15=A15,B24,"")

to give the If a Range.

I thought it would simply be:

=IF(E15=A15:A39,B15:B39,"")

But all I get is Blank Cell.

B24 has a Value but it does not appear in F15,F16 and F17 respectively.

I uploaded a simplified version of the workbook I'm manipulating for reference. I'm looking for a formula where I can get the ROW heading of a table to be returned based on the max value of a certain column. My column headings in the table are months. I have separate place in the workbook where I have the Months listed in a Column (A9:A......) and in Cells (B9:B....) I want to return the row heading name from the table. The tricky part is that the column headings don't always stay in same place, so Jan isn't always in A1, sometimes it is in B1 or C1 of the table.

Essentially from my months listed is separate part of the workbook. In the cell next to each month I want to match that month with column in the table. In that column find the max value and return the row heading.

I have a 10x10 table. First row contains column titles (plain text, hardcoded). Each line below them has a 1 in *just one* cell. So, each line contains 9 zeros and one 1.

In the 11th column I want to check which column has the 1 in it and return the column's title. So, if the 5th row has a 1 in cell E5 I should get, in K5, the value of E1 (the title of the E column that is).

I have a book with multiple tabs in it. The first is a master customer file, including customer numbers. The next two tabs include multiple references to the same customers because they list multiple shipping addresses and contacts for each customer on a separate line. I want to be able to have the additional tabs refer to the master list and find the customer name, then return the corresponding customer # in the previous column for that customer. This is what I came up with: =IF(B:B=Sheet2!B:B,Sheet1!A:A,0). But the results simply returns numbers that increase by 1. It should repeat the same customer # for the number of times that customer name is listed based on how many addresses or contacts there are. What am I not doing right?

View 9 Replies View RelatedI have a spreasheet with partnumbers listed in column A, a safety stock value in colum B, a restock date in column c, and quantities listed by month needed in the following columns, i.e.:

A B C D E F G

Part # Safety Stock Restock Jan Feb Mar Apr

123abc 50 Feb 20 35 20 10

In the example above, it is apparent that the safety stock will be delpeted in Feb.

I am trying figure out how to calculate the month that the safety stock will be depleted

and show this in another cell.

I have inventory in 9 cities. Cities names are in B2-J2. Line items are rows 3-100

In column K, I have the max formula for that row. What I need is, in column L, the name of the location city from row 2 where the max qty is located also color the max qty in the row.

I recently learned how to count cells in a range based on the value from another column (excel 2007) How to count cells in a range based on the value from another column but now how I can go about returning a value from another column that matches the conditional counting. For example in the table below I'm first wanting to find the rows matching "chr15" from column A that also have a value from column B that is greater than 25,000 and less than 3,000,000. But what it I wanted to instead report the corresponding values in column C? I've played with VLOOKUP to no avail but I'm not sure if that's the right line of thinking. The answer would be the values in bold.

A B C

1 chr2 12008 AA

2 chr2 149700 BB

3 chr15 51 CC

4 chr15 5624 DD

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

Got a bit of a stinker here. (Well, it is for me anyway. I haven't used Excel in months)!

I want to use a VLOOKUP function (I think) to retrieve data from a list of Exchange Rates on a separate sheet.

The user enters a 'Period' number, selects an 'exchange' variable (the blue text cells). The hope is to lookup the data on the 'FX RATES 06-07' sheet and return the result in the green cells.

I've tried using VLOOKUP but one of the arguements specifies that you nominate a column to return the information - that's the problem, we don't know that information when asking Excel.

Basically what I am trying to do is use a Lookup formula on a sales invoice where the product name and product price will be automatically entered into the sales form when the product ID is entered. What would the formula be?

Product Information

RegionProduct IDProduct NameProduct Price

Product IDHPPHomeware Pizza Pan19.95

Product NameSPPStone Pizza Pan 29.95

Product PriceHCDHomeware Casserole Dish19.95

Units SoldHCPHomeware Cookie Pan 9.95

Total SaleCWChina Wok 19.95

HEWHomeware Electric Wok29.95

WCMWilson Coffee Machine29.95

HBMHomeware Bread Machine49.95

HBMDHomeware Bread Machine -Deluxe89.95

HRHomeware Rotisserie119.95

OGGOlson Gas Grill 159.95

OEGOlson Electric Grill 159.95

I have a number of dates (columns) and under each date there is the demand value (Rows). Also, i have a column that has the current inventory. what im trying to do is to keep on adding the demand in one row (i.e multiple dates) until the sum just exceeds the inventory. After that, i would like to return sum the date at which we stopped adding. the point of this excercise is to see at which month will our inventory deplete according to the demand. Below is an example solved by hand.

Demand

Part #

month 1

month 2

[Code].....

In a large spreadsheet that receives external data, I have codes (U, N or V) allocated at various times to different rows as shown in sample worksheet attached. Elsewhere in the spreadsheet, I need to display (for later export) these codes along with their respective number in a sorted list. Please review the attached:

In the spreadsheet you'll see a column of codes, the next column is the data reference number, then to the right is three columns, one for each code. As displayed in the sample book attached, each Code column is to display the data reference number (from column 2)that matches that column's code.

What formula can I use to list these numbers in the appropriate columns?

I have a sheet with Customer name in the first column and next 7 columns have unique serial numbers(alphanumeric) of the systems which that customer has purchased. In another sheet, i have the unique serial number in first column and I want to search this number in the 7 columns of other sheet and return the "Customer name" to this sheet. How do I do that ?

Vlookup searches only in 1 columns, so does match index. lookup didn't work as well.

I would like to write a formula to return a value from a column that relates to an array within which my lookup value exists. See the tables below:

ID

V1

V2

V3

105

27

3

149

[Code] .......

The tables above are on different sheets within a workbook. I would like to write a formula that returns the "ID" numbers from column "A" in the first table, based on values in columns B-D in that first table, into column "C" in the second table. For example, in this case, the ID number that corresponds with the value "12491" would be "109", since 12491 corresponds with 109 in the first table.

FYI, the "Value" numbers in the second table are calculated based on their rank (high-low) within the matrix in the first table.

I tried the INDEX-MATCH function, but it doesn't seem to work if I'm trying to find a value within a 2-D array- it only works if I'm looking in a single column.

I have the below data. I'm trying to create a lookup that would return the Month and Year in another cell. For example, I have in another cell the min of all the data, I want to get the month/year in the cell below it with lookups. I've tried INDEX/MATCH, but not getting the results I want.

Excel 2007ABCDEFGHIJKLMN3JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYTD420134.47 (0.35)0.86 4.98 520121.27 (2.29)(0.27)1.55 4.61 (2.33)2.07 1.38 0.62 (0.60)2.50 0.12 8.63 620111.41 3.69 3.97 2.49 2.06 3.14 (2.97)5.83 (1.26)(1.30)0.34 (0.36)17.04 720103.34 2.24 1.59 (0.33)7.70 0.63 (0.26)2.00 2.78 2.81 3.01 7.96 33.47 820098.51 3.12 (1.95)(7.30)7.91 8.94 2.90 0.41 0.66 0.67 1.39 3.10 28.36 920084.09 1.60 6.83 8.65 4.42 6.79 11.01 8.16 1.03 18.41 17.74 7.01 95.74 1020072.08 (0.62)6.02 (0.30)4.74 (2.28)4.04 (1.12)1.29 0.89 11.58 1.79 28.11 1120064.87 (1.83)4.56 5.04 2.19 0.53 3.55 6.00 (0.68)2.76 2.82 4.74 34.55 1220052.43 3.17 1.71 4.44 5.78 5.84 (2.61)5.21 0.04 6.34 1.87 5.76 39.98 132004(0.22)4.98 2.86 (0.52)4.80 3.22 3.45 1.97 2.77 2.61 25.92 Portfolio Summary

I've got a database that is sorted by date...

I need a formula that will look for 2 criteria and once it finds those 2 matching criteria, I need it to return the information on that line that's in column 6, let's say.

so in one column I have the date, the next column I have the sales persons name, 4 columns over I have their order number.

In cell a1 of worksheet 1, I have a drop down ready that has all my sales persons listed. In cell a2 I will manually enter the date that I need to reference.

I need the formula to then look for cell a1 and a2 in worksheet 2 where I have my spreadsheet with the info I mentioned above, match that criterium in worksheet 2, and return the info in column 6.

I would imagine that the title of this thread made little sense, so let me try to explain:

Sheet A has columns A-C populated with data. Column D needs to search Sheet B columns A-C for a match. (ie, see if the data on sheet A is also on sheet B) if this is true, then it needs to return the value of the LAST column of the matched row in Sheet B.

So, if Sheet A R1 A-C is 1,2,3. Sheet A R1 D needs to search Sheet B for 1,2,3. and when it finds it, (for example on row 9) return the value of the last column of Sheet B row 9. The issue is, the last value could be in column R or S or AA, there is just no way of knowing.

I'm looking for a formula (VBA I'm assuming) that will help me create a unique customer ID out of data that my website generates in order to import records into my accounting system.

I have a current list of customers in CSV format with the columns: CustomerID, CustomerName, CustomerZip

Each customer in our accounting system is assigned a unique,7 digit CustomerID in the format of XXX#### where XXX are the first 3 letters of their last name, and #### is a 4 digit number (with leading 0's) to create unique ID's for customer with the same first 3 characters of their last name. SAMPLE LIST:

SCH0001, Lindsey Schubert, 75230

SCH0002, Thomas Schoembs, 53132

ADA0001, Samantha Adams, 28205

...

What I'd like to do is pass the formula 3 parameters (Cust_First_Name, Cust_Last_Name, Zip) and have it parse the .CSV file and either return an existing customer's current ID or generate the appropriate new, unique ID, making sure in increase the 4 digit # accordingly and insert leading 0's if necessary.

Another caveat, if possible to work with, is the ability to also pass the formula another range of cells to append to the end of the .CSV file's data for comparison reasons. There are times when I'll bulk-import orders (or we receive numerous in the same batch) and the potential exists to have two customers that would have the same CustomerID created using JUST the .CSV data. Ie. If we use the example above and have new customers of Steve Schwab and Julie Schwitzer - we'd end up incorrectly assigning them both SCH0003, where if we'd read Steve Schwab's newly created info and customer ID of SCH0003, then Schwitzer would correctly be assigned SCH0004.

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