# Match Upper Closest Value Using Index-Match

Jan 15, 2013

I couldn't resolve the formula of Index-Match for getting the values that matches the following criteria

1) Match the "Category" of Table 1 to Table 2

2) Match the "value" of Table 1 to Table 2, if value is not present in Table 2 take the upper closest value.

Once the above conditions are met, Take the Result from Table 2

Table 1 is for Input and Table 2 is for Database.

Please note that Data in Table 2 should not be sorted in any way. I tried to use the -1 option of the Match function for upper closest value but it didn't work out.

Have a look at the file attached : IndexMatchUpperClosestValue_AlongwithExactMatch.xlsx

## Formulas By Using VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDEX&MATCH Separately

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.

## VLOOKUP / INDEX / MATCH Function: Match Data From 2 Independent Sets??

Oct 8, 2009

I am trying to match data from 2 independent sets, formatted slightly differently so not sure which function would work best for me. From the attached file, I am trying to match the date and time stamp (in cell A1) with that from the other data (in this example in cell E1) and return the data (from cell F1) to cell C1. So basically any date and time stamp before 04/03/09 04:00 will return a value of 44 (this value should appear, therefore in cells C1 - C30)

## Counting Number Of Times INDEX / MATCH Finds More Than 1 Match?

May 23, 2014

We know how INDEX/MATCH works, and it's very nice. I attached a COUNTIF to it to count how many times the index finds itself on another table; if it doesn't find itself, then it goes blank. However, this time I need to count how many times it finds a certain string condition in the other table.

sampleexcelhelp.xlsx

The columns that need to be filled are shaded in dark pink.

## Index And / Or Match Formula With Multiple Match Required To Return A Value

Jan 21, 2014

See attached file, "Rate Sample Index-Match Formula".

I need a formula to return the value at the cross section of two (2) lookup values that match. This formula will be input into column D under, "RATE" on the 1st tab, "TEST FILE".

In the 1st tab, "TEST FILE" there are a series of columns as follows;

A = Service
B = From
C = To
D = Rate

In the 2nd tab, "RATES" there is a series of rates with drivers From (green) & To (blue)

The formula needs to do the following;

1. Lookup the "From" value in column B on tab, "TEST FILE" and match to column B2:B59 on tab, "RATES" both highlighted in green
2. Then Lookup the "To" value in column C on tab, "TEST FILE" and match to row C1:BH1 on tab, "RATES" both highlighted in blue
3. Then return the value at the cross section of the match "From" (point 1 above) & "To" (point 2 above) in range C2:BH59

For Example;

The rate From SYD To CBR = 0.33. I have highlighted this in yellow on both tabs to show where the formula needs to lookup the data to return the answer.

Additionally, if we were to add service as an additional lookup match how would this work?

## VLOOKUP / INDEX And MATCH To Return All Values That Match

Feb 4, 2014

I have two sheets of data , sheet A and Sheet B.

Sheet B contains a column called "Name" and for each name, and for each name there are corresponding numbers. In sheet A, I have a "list of interest" in column A. What i want to do look through the data in sheetB to find a match from the list of interest and return the corresponding letters, located in column A.

I have filled out the first two rows of results that should be returned as an example.

One idea i had was to put a vlookup formula in each column result 1 to result 6 so i can catch all 6 "Serves" columns from column B, but there may be duplicates in the serve columns and vlookup only reports the first match.

## Using Index / Match Function For Two Column Match Values

Aug 28, 2012

Basically where the columns say 2011 or 2012 AND 1, 2, 3. I want to be able to have it index the number below based on the GL number on the left and both the year and period on the top. I think that you can do with using the sumproduct function with the binary, but the computer is a little dated and it takes a while to run those calculations.

2011
2011
2011
2012
2012
2012

[code].....

## INDEX / MATCH Multiple Ocurence Match Values

Jul 11, 2008

INDEX/MATCH multiple ocurence match values needed

## Lookup/Index-Match-Match Using Segments

Jun 10, 2009

Is it possible to return a value or a sum of values using segmented lookup criteria. The Sample 1 spreadsheet (attached) explains it better.

## Adding A Third Match To An Index Match Formula

Oct 6, 2009

I currently have a spreadsheet with two sheets. The first is my reporting sheet and the second is called Stores. I currently am using the following formula in the reporting sheet:

## Sum If W/ Index Match On Vertical And Horizontal Match

Sep 27, 2007

I am looking to sum the values found at the intersection of multiple values based upon a vertical and horizontal lookup. The formula I am trying is as follows (which results in #Value):

{=IF(ISBLANK(G\$9),"",SUM(IF(INDEX('Journal'!\$A\$20:\$Z\$1020,MATCH("Prior",'Journal'!\$F\$20:\$F\$1020,0),MATCH(G\$9,'Journal'!\$H\$19:\$Z\$19,0)),"")))}

## Closest Match

Jan 29, 2010

I have about 10000 datas in column A which are items' description.

Now I have an Item description in B2 & I want the closest match in C2 with B2 from Column A.

## Hlookup And Match Or Index And Match?

Apr 6, 2009

Example:......

On my worksheet 1, I have two dropdown boxes: B7 (that gives the building name) and B11 which gives the Type of Commission (Renewal, Expansion, New). B 20 is supposed to automatically select the percentage based upon what B7 and B11 select. E.g. B7 = House, B11 = Expansion then B20 should be 3.

This is my formula.
=HLOOKUP(B7,'Building Details'!\$A\$2:\$R\$24,MATCH(B11,'Building
Details'!\$A\$2:\$R\$2,0))

## Lookup Closest Match

Nov 3, 2006

I am looking for a fourmla to return a value in a column next to the closest value. Yes, this would normally be a vlookup example however in my application the numbers will not match exact as such in an client lookup application. I need to find the closest value to the value compared in the range and return the value to the right of it.

I have made up a small table attached with comparing what vlookup gives me and what I am looking for.

Example.xls

## Find Closest Match To A Given Value

May 6, 2009

In the attached sheet, I am using !Staff times columns N and O to nominate a mid point break time relevant to the start,lunch break and finish times of a shift.

What I would like to do is match the result to the closest time from !Race Times Column D (highlighted green). So if for example the mid point of the shift is 10:37 (as in !Staff Times cell N23), it actually comes back with the !Race Times result of 10:35 which is the closest actual race.

Ideally I would like it to look both sides of the midpoint time until it came to the closest match, rather than always looking at an earlier time, or always a later time (eg the cell N79 has a value of 11:36, however the 2 race times are 11:35 and 11:40. Preference is it shows 11:35). If however the N79 result was 11:38 or 11:39, I would prefer it went to 11:40).

However if this is not possible then picking the next time in either direction will do.

## VLOOKUP To Closest Match

Jun 17, 2009

I've got a vlookup function driven by the result of a simple equation.

=IF(C36="","---",VLOOKUP(C18/C39,'Engine & Configuration'!D1:G24,2,TRUE))

The issue I have is that I want the result to return the CLOSEST match, not an exact or rounded up match. For example, is my "C18/C39" equation returns a value of 1.000039, I want it to match with "1" in the array and not with 1.25. The FALSE option will not work because exact matches will be very rare.

The values in the array are not whole numbers, so I don't believe a ROUNDUP type code will help.

## Lookup Closest Match

Nov 3, 2006

I am looking for a fourmla to return a value in a column next to the closest value. Yes, this would normally be a vlookup example however in my application the numbers will not match exact as such in an client lookup application. I need to find the closest value to the value compared in the range and return the value to the right of it. I have made up a small table attached with comparing what vlookup gives me and what I am looking for.

## Vlookup Returning The Closest Match Down

Dec 8, 2009

I'm using vlookup to get a price for a unit of measure and it passes the value of the lesser not the greater. Is there anyway to get vlookup to pick the closest match as the greater value not the lesser one?

For example:
1000 units costs \$8,000
4000 units cost \$23,000
12000 units cost \$68,000

If someone wants to buy 2500 units, I'd like the vlookup to pass the price based on 4000 units, but it passes 8,000 the value on 1000 units.

Can I use vlookup to give me the result of the greater unit not the lesser?

## Formula To Return Closest Match

May 30, 2014

I am trying to find a closest match for a given value comparing to values in a chart. I got it to work..but it will only return a closest value that less than it. I need it to also look "up", and return a value higher than it if it is closer. I have attached the worksheet. The vlookup part is for choosing which row to use, based on the value in B1. The column index portion of the vlookup is where the trouble lies....I am comparing the value found it B2 to chose the column...and that column should be the closest value...but like I said before, it will only return a lower value. The formula is in cell B11 (Correction Factor). it SHOULD return 1.26....instead, its giving me 1.18. (200 is closer to 192 than 175 is)

temp press exp.xlsx

## VLOOKUP Closest Match Not Close Enough

Dec 13, 2005

I'm comparing one string array with another using VLOOKUP. About half
the list matches exactly if I use FALSE in the Range_Lookup. On the
items that don't match I used TRUE in the Range_Lookup but found it
doesn't get the closest match. See example:

Test Table Array
AAABBBCCC
AAACCCCCC
AAACCCDDD

Lookup Value = AAACCCCC

VLOOKUP returns 1st item in Table (AAABBBCCC) ????????????

Of course item 2 (AAACCCCCC) is the better match but VLOOKUP doesn't
see it that way.

Does anyone know of a way around this problem? Maybe a character by
character match function that returns the item that matchs the most
number of correct characters?

## Searching On Dropdowns For Closest Match

Feb 6, 2012

Is there a way to set up drop downs so that you can type in the drop down box and it searches for the closest match?

## Closest Match: Unsorted Data

Oct 26, 2006

problem is the data I receive does not always have the same time stamps

21:59:50
22:00:05
22:00:20

next time maybe

21:59:55
22:00:00
22:00:05

What I was doing originially in my userform was allowing form the user to input the starting time (without having to know the exact time) example 22:00. This works but the problem is when they enter the approximate end time 3:00. Without sorting the data how do I get the ending time to match the approximate time if the time doesn't exist in the data. I was using the Match function and the defined data range with 1 (i.e. Match(value, range, 0)). This works for the starting time but not the stop time since the data is not in ascending order.

## Find Closest Match Unsorted Data

Jun 26, 2008

I am wondering if it is possible to search a column full of assorted values which is unsorted, and then return the closest value.

I have written a previous thread which was similar, but misleading, i feel this thread is more to the point.

Currently i use this code, but it only finds the closest highest value if the data is sorted in ascending order.

## Find The Closest Match To A Reference Number

May 24, 2006

I needed to know how to find the closest match to a reference number
regardless of whether its larger or smaller. I did a search and found a post
back in March that said to use the following:

=SUMPRODUCT(((ABS(list-target))=MIN(ABS(list-target)))*list)

I applied it to my application and it works, I just have no idea why. Can
anyone explain this formula to me or tell me where I can find a good
resource.

## Find Closest Match To Group Of Items?

Oct 4, 2011

I have a database where I have groups defined. For example, Parent 0001 is called Bag1. It contains an apple, orange, grape, and a pear. Parent 0002 is called Bag2, containing an apple, orange, and a peach. So on and so on...

Below is an illustration of what I explained above:

Parent
Level
Description 0001
1
Bag1 0001
2
apple 0001
2
orange 0001

[code]....

I need a way to input items that are in the groups and find the groups have all of the items or the group with the best match. I need to know if the match is 100% or if it is only a partial match.

The bag might have 2 items or it could have 20 items and they can be in any order.

## Looping Macro On Find Closest Match

Jun 19, 2014

I have modified some code I found in these forums that once I enter a value in a cell I can have it find the closest match to that value and scroll down the list and paste that value as an offset. The code works perfectly, but my data will often contain the same values repeated and these aren't duplicates and I need to know how to loop the code to ensure it doesn't just find the first value but also the second (if the first is already populated) Code is:

Sub findclose()
Dim rng As Range, Dn As Range, Mx As Single, oAd As String
Dim num As Range

Set num = ActiveSheet.Range("B1")

[Code] .......

---- What I need to do is insert a loop of some sort that basically says IF my offset cell has a value then to find the next closest amount and continue the macro.

So if my list was:

700
50
500
600
500

And I wanted to find 499 then my list would look like:

700
50
500 499
600
500

BUT if I wanted to match off another amount of 501 it would keep the 499 it found and then find the 501 making the completed list look like:

700
50
500 499
600
500 501

Right now the amounts are being overidden as I don't know how to loop it...

## Find Closest Match Based On Two Criteria

May 12, 2009

I have a sheet of pump test results, placed in rows, where the test rig is set at a specific speeds and flow and it records pressure. At each stage of the test a number of snapshots will be taken (Usually between 3-5 at each stage), so I have 3-5 rows of very similar data. I only need to use the best row from the selection available, so I am hoping to find a formula or code (Don't care which) that can look at the results and select the row of readings where the speed AND the flow are closest to the targetted data.

For example: In cells G6:G8 I have flow result values 0.129, 0.151, 0.156 and in H6:H8 I have speed result values 72.536, 71.82, 72.13. These are actuals. In cell N6 I have the target speed (75) and in O6 I have flow target (0.15), but these could be moved anywhere to suit really. What I was hoping to do, but am struggling big time, was to just flag up the row of readings where these two values are closest to the targets by placing a check mark in column L:L which I have formatted in monotype sorts and would like to place a "4" (Which gives me a check mark) on the 'best' row. From that I can do more with some simple IF statements.

Is this feasible, or am I trying to do something beyond Excels capability, it is certainly beyond mine at the moment. I was looking at the check mark method, but that is not essential, so if anyone has any suggestions on an alternative means of identifying the best row of data, that might make it easier to do, then I am listening.

## Percentage Based On Closest Match Of Scale

Mar 20, 2008

I'm looking for a solution that could automatically return a value from a predefined named range depending on a given value. eg. I have 3 discount groups:

1) Discount A
Above quantity 5 = 3%
Above quantity 10 = 4%
Above quantity 15 = 5%
Else = 0%

2) Discount B
Above quantity 30 = 2%
Above quantity 60 = 9%
Else = 0%

3) Discount C
Above quantity 15 = 5%
Else = 0%

I have assigned all products to the various groups using vlookup. All discountgroups are named ranges (respectively DISCOUNT A, DISCOUNT B, ...)
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS DONE. How can I make excel look into a named range and return the correct percentage depending on the quantity that is written elsewhere (Keep in mind, most discount groups have a different amount of applied scales as you can see above). So far I can make it look into the correct named range and return a value when a quantity is exactly the same as the minimum quantity. The 'between' or scale functionality ... I have no idea how to work that out within a named range, whilest keep on looking for next scale if condition is not met.

## Excel 2010 :: Lookup Single Closest Match?

Apr 17, 2013

I am using Excel 2010 and need to create something like a histogram that will have large regions of null values. In other words, my histogram might look like this...

x
x
x x
x x x
__x_________x___________x______
100 250 420

[My laboriously drawn histogram does not display correctly. It is supposed to have 3 x's above 100, 2 x's above 250, and 5 x's above 420]

I have data in the form of:
Value Prob.
100 30%
250 20%
420 50%

I have Excel giving me a histogram that looks like this...
x
x
x x
xxx
xxx
[This histogram also didn't turn out. Again, it is supposed to be 3 vertical x's, 2 vertical x's, and 5 vertical x's]

What I have tried to do is to create a list based on the lowest and highest numbers (e.g., 100 and 420) and split that into equal increments. I then intended to use a VLOOKUP or something to pull back the probability associated with the number in my list nearest the data value I have.

I couldn't get VLOOKUP to work correctly, so was happy when I found the following thread on Ozgrid. [URL]

However, in each of the solutions listed in that thread, I get faulty results. I am attaching a file that shows the errors and what I am trying to get : Example.xlsx

Perhaps there is some easier way to do what I am attempting to do. This architecture makes sense to me, but sometimes the perfect solution doesn't make sense until I see it...

## Match All Text And Closest Number In Alphanumeric String?

Feb 21, 2014

Formula to match all text and closest number in alphanumeric string