# Return Header Value For Furthest To Right Comparison?

Dec 12, 2013

I have a table with the follow values (simplified version): A1:E1 have text headers B1:E1 have formulas to pull in text values. Some are blank. Some have repeat values. F1 has the value I want to look up. I need F2 to look at A2:E2 and compare to F1. It needs to pull in the corresponding A1:E1 value for the furthest to the right A2:E2 value.

Example:
Column A B C D E F
Row 1 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Imp1
Row 2 [blank] Imp1 Imp2 [blank] Imp1

F2 should return "May" as a value.

Screen shot attached.

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Nov 18, 2011

I've been trying find an appropriate formula to extract the column header from a table in a different sheet if the row header and value in that table is known.

in the lookup table the row titles (column A) are product codes, column titles (row 2, D through AX) are business names and the table values are quantity.

In a different table I have product codes in column A and in column B i have the max number/quantity of products for that code. In column C i want to put the company name associated with the product and the number/quantity.

## Comparison Formula To Return Difference In Quantity

Nov 13, 2013

i am comparing 2 inventories, they contain the same information. I have included these on 1 sheet

Column A: Part numnber Inventory 1
Column B: Stock number Inventory 1
Column C: Quantity Inventory 1

Column E: Part numnber Inventory 2
Column F: Stock number Inventory 2
Column G: Quantity Inventory 2

I need a formula that says: If column B = column F, return the difference, if any, of Coulmn C - Column G to Column H

The data is not going to be inline, so B1 is not necessarily going to = F1

## Loop A Comparison And On Match Return Earliest Date?

May 25, 2012

Using online examples I am usually capable to reconstruct whatever I need. However, it's the combination of things I need to do now, which has left me banging my head on the keyboard for days now

Here's the data I am working with:

Sheet 1:

Sheet 2:

And here's what I need to get done:

From sheet 1, select first ID entry from Column A.Find matching ID in Column A of sheet 2On match, find in Column B the earliest date belonging to the concerned IDCopy that earliest date next to the corressponding ID in Column B back on sheet 1Return to step 1 and repeat for next ID entry. Do until end of list (sheet1)

So the result should look as following on sheet 1:

The major issue I am having is the combination of step 3 and 5. Because it probably means something like moving through an array that's within an array through which one is moving. And I am just missing that bit of experience that allows me to make that thinking step. I just keep falling off if you know what I mean...

## Lookup Value In Header Row And Return

Oct 1, 2009

I have a worksheet with the following values:

header row 15 17 19 25 etc.
each column underneath the row will have a value of 0 or -1

A B C D E etc
1 15 17 19 25
2 0 -1 -1 0
3 -1 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0
etc

I want a formula that I would put in each row that would return the value of Row 1 if there is a -1 below that value. So, in this example:

Row 2 formula would return 17,19
Row 3 formula would return 15
Row 4 formula would return nothing

## If / Or Statement To Return Header

Feb 15, 2012

I am working with data that has numeric values in columns S, T and U. In column M I want to return the header of the column that has the largest value (S,T or U).

Here is the formula I am trying to use:

=IF(OR(S2>T2,S2>U2),\$S\$1,IF(OR(T2>S2,T2>U2),\$T\$1,IF(OR(U2>S2,U2>T2),\$U\$1)))

The problem is that it only sometimes works properly. I have found instances where the value in column T is greater than S and yet column S's header is still returned. What am I doing wrong?

## Find X In The Corresponding Row And Return The Header Value

Apr 28, 2009

I need a formula to put into cell B19 to Find X in the corresponding row and to return the header value

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## Make A Cell Value = The Furthest Value To The Right

Sep 28, 2008

How do I make a cell value update to equal the furthest value to the right in the same row?

This cell just needs to look along the right in its own row and grab the value furthest away to the right. It will be a letter value, not a number. eg, AB or AC or AD or AE. It will not (in this case) need to look further than about 150 columns or cells.

## Formula To Return Column Header?

Jul 7, 2014

I am looking at formula to return the column header, see example attached.

## Right Most Cell With A Value And Return Column Header?

Dec 11, 2012

My file is set up like this:

Deal Jan Feb Mar....... Dec
A 0 11 0
B 0 0 23
C 13 0 12
and so on

Meaning deal A got cash of 11 in Feb and B of 23 in March

For a certain month (which could change), I want to specify the most recent month of a payment and return the month

So in April, row A returns 2, Row B March and Row C March

## Return Value From Column Based On Header Value?

Jul 16, 2013

Cells A3:A500 contain product numbers, e.g. 1001, 1002, 1003 etc.. etc...
Cells G2:N2 are column headers, e.g. North2011, South2011, North2012, South2012 etc... etc...
Cell F2 is a lookup that will return a year, e.g. 2011, 2012, 2013 etc... etc...

Against each product is a "yes" if it was sold in the north or south region for each year. This could be both north and south, one or the other or none at all.

What I would like is a formula in cells E3:E500 that looks at the year in cell F2 and if there is a "yes" in either the North or South for that year to return "yes" otherwise blank.

I am unable to upload a sample document due to firewalls.

## Return Column Header From If Statement

Jan 6, 2012

I'm working on a spreadsheet where I need to return the column header where the value in that row matches the criteria from an if statement.

The column headers are departments, the row headers are customers numbers, the values show the % of items sold in that department as a % of the total purchases by that customer.

I need to make a formula for each row so that if the % in any of the current row's values is 75%-100% then get the column header for the column that value is in.

I know it's an IF statement, but I don't know how to return the column header for the value when the if statement is true.

## VLookup Return Column Header Name

Mar 30, 2012

I'm trying to get all subjects that are "pass" per student #.

Student #MathScienceHistoryStatisticsPhysical EducationHealthPhysicsEconomicsTrigonometryEngineering
5200309PASSPASSPASS5200306PASSPASSPASSPASSPASS5200307PASSPASSPASSPASSPASS
5200305PASSPASSPASSPASSPASS5200257PASSPASSPASS3046109PASSPASSPASSPASS3045539PASSPASSPASSPASS
3045613PASSPASSPASSEnter Student #

If I type student number here the result will be shown below with all subject passed.Subject Passed

## Return ALL Non-zero Cell VALUE And Corresponding Column Header For All IDs

Oct 31, 2013

I have a table like the following where each ID can have no, 1 or multiple values associated with it:

Table1
ID>>>A>>>B>>>C>>>D
1>>>> >>> >>>10>>>
2>>>> >>> >>> >>>>50
3>>>5>>> >>> >>>>2
4>>> >>> >>> >>>>

I have another table that only lists IDs
Table2
ID
1
2
3
5

I want a VBA code such that if ID is in Table2, VBA looks for the matching ID in Table1 and if the matching ID found, it looks for ALL non-empty cells and if a non-empty cell is found in the row, it returns the value in the cell and the header to give something like this

Table3
ID>Column1>Value1>Column2>Value2
1>>>>c>>>10>>
2>>>>D>>>50>>
3>>>>A>>>5>>>>>>D>>>>>>>2>>>

## Return Column Header Based On Row Value

Mar 11, 2014

Requirement
Vendors
Evaluation Results

Sr.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
BRAND
UNIT
A-Z
AL AMEEN
COLOR WORKS
INDEX
OXFORD
PENCIL
SUPPLIES STORE
WAVES
LOWEST PRICE
SECOND LOWEST
Vendor Lowest Price
Vendor 2nd Lowest Price

[Code] .......

I have above table and wants to get the formula for getting the 1) Vendor Name of the Lowest Price per item 2) Vendor Name of the 2nd Lowest Price per item 3) and be able to copy down the formula for other items.

## Search A List - Return Header / Value

Apr 5, 2004

I am trying to search a range for all of the nonblank cells, when I find one, return the column header and the value in that column. Vlookup won't work on this. It will only return a specified column.

Employee performance

ID area one | two | three

12947 23 | | 19
12948 32 | | 20
12948 |17 | 52

What I am trying to do is create a communication sheet. Employee ID 12947, your performance in area one= ______, in area two = ______ and so on.

## Look Up In Sheet2 And Return The Header Of Which Ever Column It Is Under

Dec 18, 2009

I have on sheet1 a name "brent alpha" which I need to look up in sheet2 and return the header of which ever column it is under,

Sheet 2 consists of 3 columns with a list of data under each one. As I said all I want to do is return the header.

## Find Last Entry In Row And Return Column Header?

Aug 1, 2014

I've got a spreadsheet with various amounts in cells A3:L5. I want to find the last non-blank entry in each row but only where the entry is in a column headed "Guaranteed PRB" (found in row 1). Then I want it to return the column header title found in row 2, which is a date.

I've attached a sample of the spreadsheet with the expected answer in column M.

I've got as far as formula:

=LOOKUP(2,1/(a3:l3<>""),\$a\$2:\$l\$2)

how to also make it look at row 1's headers too.

## Compare A String Of Values And Return The Header

Dec 19, 2013

Basically I have a string of dates, I want to get the max of the values that are before a specific date and return the header. Look at the file I provide for better understanding.

## Return Column Header Name For First Entry On Each Row Greater Than Zero

Feb 12, 2014

I'm currently using the formula

=IFERROR(INDEX(startmonthsp,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(ISNUMBER(E2:AR2),0),0)),"").

The startmonthsp name refers to the months across the top of my pivot table. This formula works but I now need one small change. If the value in the columns are zero or less then I do not want the formula to return that column header (bypass it until it gets a positive value above zero).

Attached is a workbook that shows my formula in action.

Excel Forum Question.xlsx

## Return Column Header Of Last Positive Value In Range

Oct 21, 2009

I've got numerical data in columns A through AF, starting in row 4. I need a formula, starting in AG4 that I can drag down. I need the formula to look back across the row until it gets to the last posistive number, then return the column header of that column (the column headers are in row 3)

so for example

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug

Data

0 3 0 0 8 0 0 0

the formula would return May in this example as 8 is the las positive value and the column header for that column is 8. There are no blank cells in the data.

Nov 18, 2008

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.

## Find Value In Table & Return Column / Row Header

Nov 23, 2009

I am having trouble with getting a value (which is the row and column value) from a set of numbers. I have attached an example table to try and make things clearer.
What I have is a table with a set of Row Headers, and Columns Headers all numeric. e.g Columns headed 1, 2, 3, 4, Rows 30, 40, 50 etc. I want to find the 1st occurrence of a value e.g. 1.0 in the table (by 1st Up mean closest to top left), and then give me the value of the Row and Column Header that corresponds to that.

So for the example attached, I want to get the row Value 200 and Column 6 from finding the 1st occurrence of the number 1. I have tried various combinations of index and Match etc. But I can't get my head around the fact that the position of the 1st no. 1.0 can change, therefore I can't use any releative positions etc.

## Register Of Items - Find Furthest Right Hyperlink

Nov 11, 2011

I have a register of items that sometimes get updated, the register is stored as

From row 9:how ever many hundreds of items we have

Columns A:E
Data about the item that does not change with new revisions

Column F
Current Revision

Columns G:Z
Revisions in order (ie if there had been 8 revisions
'-, A, B, C, D, E, F, G) (with higher revisions left blank)
each of which is hyperlinked to the relevant file for that revision.

What I would like is a formula in Column F that will print

1) the letter of the highest revision (Revisions are always sequential)
2) Will hyperlink the column F to the correct revision...

I used to know how to do the first half of this formula but the spreadsheet got tinkered with and now I can't remember how to do it.

## Nested IF Statement - Use Furthest Cell In Sequence

May 2, 2012

I have 5 cells that data will be entered into:

1. AA6 2.AJ6 3.AS6 4.BB6 5.BK6

I'd like a formula that will return the value in the cell that was at the furthest point in the sequence above that wasn't a blank, so

if aa6=1, aj6=2, as6 was blank,bb6=3 it would return 3

if aa6=1, aj6= 2 and the rest were blank it would return 2 (the value in aj6)

## Find Furthest Right Cell/column With Data

Jun 29, 2006

Sheet2 has columns with dates as headings. I add data under each date as appropriate. I would like a summary page for Sheet1 that contains only the most recent column data from Sheet2 (and other sheets, of course). For instance, if I have dates for columns A-E on Sheet2, but only A and B have data under them, I would like Sheet1 to contain the data in Sheet2!B, but not Sheet2!A because that is old data. Sheet1 will only contain the most recent data while sheets 2 through "n" will have historical data. Attached is an example of what I mean...

## Find First Non Blank Cell In Row Then Return Column Header?

Jan 17, 2014

I have this table, which can be seen as a basic custom gantt chart: KLRWo.png

And I would like to fill the A column with start dates, based on the first filled cell of the range on the same row, and the header value of its respective column (row 1). It's easier to show my expected result than write it actually:

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## ID First And Last Non Blank Values In Row And Return That Cells Column Header?

Mar 13, 2014

I have a data set with the weeks of the year as my column headers and a value of 1 (from a pivot table) in a distinct row value (removed for privacy) showing whether it existed in a given week based on pre defined criteria. What i need to do is ID the first (from the left) non blank cell in each row and then return that cells column header. I then need to do the same for the last (from the left) non blank cell in each row and then return that cells column header. On the attached I've put values in column N and O to show an example of what I need to return using a formula.

## Scan Row For Text - Return Row And Column Header Info

Jun 2, 2013

I've been using a nice colorful spreadsheet to use to schedule rooms for an organization. Visually it has worked out well but now I need to automatically generate a 'report' using that data. So...

I want to scan each row of a table and create another table with that data transformed.
That is, scan each row and whenever I find any text in a cell I want to return that text (the room being used) as well as the row and column header information (who is starting to use that room and on what date). I've attached a jpeg to show the example.

Ideally, when I scan the row and find text to return the headers I'd like the row scan to also find when the fill color changes and return that column header, too as that that would be the date that the room stops being used.

## Find Cells That Contain Special Character In Given Row - Return Corresponding Header(s)

Jul 21, 2014

I'm looking for a VBA Macro that will do the following:

1. Count number of cells in a given row that contain special character "*"
2. If there is an asterisk in a given row, return the column header(s) contained in row 1 of the spreadsheet that correspond to each instance of cell(s) that contains the "*".

Is there a way to do this? I've attached an example of what I'm talking about, (Column A shows the desired result.)

Formula Question.xlsx