# Nested Index / Match Array - Return Value In Column C When Matching Column A And B But With Few More Criteria

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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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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The summary sheet is headed:......

I want the formula to say - find the summary sheet max value cell in the main data sheet row 2 (for XYZ) and return the corresponding column from row 1 (year). I've got myself in a muddle trying to create array data from the index function and want something simple. There are only about 30 rows so am happy to manually select the rows in question and repeat the formula entry so it doesn't need to be fancy.

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How to get the following index/match formula to work.

I have 2 criteria that I need to find the result of in a table that has the one criteria down the column, the other across a row at the top.

The formula I have is thus far:

{=INDEX($K$46:$AV$46,MATCH(L98,IF($K$15:$AV$15=N98,$K$27:$K$82),0))}

In this L98 is the criteria I'm in theory doing a vlookup against the values in column $K$27:$K$82, and N98 is the theoretical hlookup against row $K$15:$AV$15, bringing back the intersection point from row $K$46:$AV$46

All I get is #N/A .....

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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.

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Every time I run this code I normally get a match error even though the date is in the worksheet and the variable matches that date.

See below:

[Code] .....

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Dec 26, 2013

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I am looking for a formula that will satisfy the following:

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2) In column "G", sum up all the values in "F" that go with the matching values in column "A"

3) For example, in rows 14-16, the values in column "A" match. Cell G16 sums up F14:F16

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I'm trying to create a formula in cell f13 of my attached spreadsheet "Sample 1" that will search the 2nd attached spreadsheet "Sample 2" and return the correct serial number based on both the matching PO # (located in cell E10 on Sample Sheet 1 and in Column 5 on Sample Sheet 2) and Product # (cell A13 on my Sample Sheet 1). My current formula is not returning the correct result and I'm not sure why.

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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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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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If it has only pulled data only thru Q1 it would return Q1 for Jan-Mar, however once I have Q2 data I would want the formula to return Q2 for the months of Jan-Mar.

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2013Thru Q2STOLISTOLIMay-2013STOLI BASE

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2013Thru Q3STOLISTOLIJul-2013STOLI BASE

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I need INDEX/MATCH to return the correct values for the subset below.

Column A (Forecast Status) - Column B (Account Name)

Commit - Account01 (Row 1)

Commit - Account02 (Row 2)

Won - Account03 (Row 3)

Won - Account04 (Row 4)

Won - Account05 (Row 5)

Upside - Account06 (Row 6)

Lost - Account07 (Row 7)

Upside - Account08 (Row 8)

Won - Account09 (Row 9)

Commit - Account10 (Row 10)

In a new tab, I am creating a 'dashboard' view that will group each of the following:

Commit ONLY Accounts in cell A1 (Formula to be copied down to retrieve Rows 1,2,10)

Won ONLY Accounts in B1. (Formula to be copied down to retrieve Rows 3,4,5,9)

Upside ONLY Accounts in C1. (Formula to be copied down to retrieve Rows 6,8)

Lost ONLY Accounts in D1. (Formula to be copied down to retrieve Rows 7)

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Here's an examplary make of the booklet.

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2011

2011

2011

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[code].....

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I am trying to write one Excel formula that can accomplish the following: Review a Discount Sheet to determine whether a Class Name should be purchased based on its current discount compared to my Target Discount for that Class Name. The majority of the time, weekly discount changes occur in 5-10% increments, but occasionally they will occur in increments of 20% or more. If a discount percentage increases by 20% or more and surpasses my Target Discount, the current method I am using to automate this process does not work.

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The final result of this formula should be "TRUE' or "FALSE" without having to cut and paste any data for additional validity comparisons.

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I have the following sample data set and I'm trying to return the appropriate column header based on criteria (i.e. DDD) and a number value which will be somewhere within the range of the table. In example below, the value returned should be Header 2 because the value is greater than those in Header 1 column (range H9 to L26).

Here's data table:

CriteriaHeader 1Header 2Header 3Header 4

ZZZ5.0015.0050.00130.00

ZZ5.0015.0050.00130.00

Z5.0015.0050.00130.00

YYY5.0015.0050.00130.00

YY5.0015.0050.00130.00

Y5.0015.0050.00130.00

DDD5.0015.0050.00130.00

DD5.0015.0025.0075.00

D5.0015.0020.0065.00

RRR5.0015.0015.0045.00

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UUU0.751.505.0020.00

UU0.751.505.0020.00

U0.751.505.0020.00

P0.751.505.0020.00

T0.100.105.0018.00

CriteriaNumberValue

DDD10.00Header 1>>>=INDEX($I$9:$L$9,MATCH(I29,INDEX($I$10:$L$26,MATCH(H29,$H$10:$H$26),)))

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Can we use an array like {1;3;4;5} as Row or Column argument in INDEX function? Like shown below

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If I have a column of data with a bunch of values (which can't be sorted & which is constantly changing so cant be broken into another column and then sorted) what formula do I need to output the second occurrence of a value in that column?

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I have used this technique before with a sumif formula, to use the column that matches a reference cell but I cannot get this to work on a sumifs formula. What I have used previously in a sumif formula (only 1 criteria) is below.

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Basically, I want a code that does a simple index-match function for a column - But for all the #N/A's that come up in that column, I'd like it go to another INDEX-MATCH function - and another after that. I'm trying to keep it all in one column.

Here is an example of the first index match

=INDEX([FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$A$2:$A$15000,MATCH(L2,[FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$CJ$2:$CJ$15000,0))

If this turns out an #N/A, I'd like those #N/A's to switch to this formula:

=INDEX([FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$A$2:$A$15000,MATCH(M2,[FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$CK$2:$CK$15000,0))

Then the remaining #N/A's to go to this one:

=INDEX([FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$A$2:$A$15000,MATCH(G2,[FILENAME.XLSX]DealerDetails!$G$2:$G$15000,0))

The column I'm referring to will have around 2,000 records or less.

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