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Jun 13, 2002

I am trying to find a way to return an second answer for a second occurance using a VLOOKUP function. (maybe it can be done with something else?)

ex. range= A1:C3,

A1 = 40CA B1 = 30R2 C1 = TRUCK
A2 = 40CB B2 = 30A1 C2 = CAR
A3 = 40CA C2 = 30B3 C3 = TRAILER

VLOOKUP("40CA",A1:C3,3,FALSE) Returns "TRUCK"

How can I get a formula like this to return "TRAILER" the
second occurance of "40CA"?

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[data] ....

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