# 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, 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.

## Return Last Positive Number In Column

Aug 21, 2007

I have a column with zeros, positive numbers, and negative numbers. I need to find the last (bottom) positive number in the column.

Ex:

Column A has -

\$50
\$0
-\$10
\$22
\$0
-\$14

I want a formula or function in B1 that would return \$22. However if I add a new row under the -\$14 which contains \$37, the formula should then return \$37.

I have been googling all night, and I can't make this work.

## Return Column Header Based On Column Criteria And Number Value

Feb 7, 2014

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:

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
RR2.5010.0010.0030.00
R1.503.0010.0025.00
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

## Excel 2010 :: Return Positive Or Negative Value Farthest From Zero Based On Criteria From Another Range

Mar 11, 2014

I am creating a template in Excel 2010 and am having some issues due to a combination of positive and negative values. Specifically, I have a named range of values that can have either a positive or negative deviation from zero. I need to return the value that has the greatest deviation from zero (either + or -) based on criteria in another named range I have used the following array formula with success for the "Y" range:
{=IF(PRB=M1,INDEX(Y,MATCH(MAX(ABS(Y)),ABS(Y),0)),MAX(Y))}

However, if there are not any negative values, as in the "Z" range, it only returns MAX(Z) for the entire range, when I would like ti to return "0.00134" (the largest deviation from zero based on the PRB range criterai. Would this be better accomplished using VBA?

PRB
Y
Z
A90B90
A90B-90

[Code].....

## Formula To Return Column Header If There Is Data In The Column

Sep 18, 2012

I need a formula to return column header if there is data in the column, any data.But I also need to return the second, third, fourth header with data too

In column A row 2, I have =IF(M8"",\$M\$1,IF(N8"",\$N\$1,IF(O8"",\$O\$1,IF(P8"",\$P\$1,IF(Q8"",\$Q\$1,IF(R8"",\$R\$1,IF(S8"",\$S\$1,IF(T8"",\$T\$1,""))))))))

This returns the row 1 header for the first instance of data in row 2 columns M thru T But in B2, I need the second header with data in the column.

I need the results in yellow (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) from the array to it's left

1St match2nd 3rd 4thColumn MColumn NColumn OColumn PColumn QColumn R
Column MColumn PColumn QData data2Data3
Column NColumn OColumn PColumn R Data Data2 data3 data4

Would use match/index but can't increment it to the second or 3rd match

## 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.

## 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.

## 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

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.

## Return Column Header Of First Column That Doesn't Contain 0

Feb 9, 2009

I'm looking for a formula that will return the column header (a date) of the first instance of a number greater than 0. For example if columns A through S had dates as in row 1 (header row), and in row 2, every column contained a 0 up until column P, I would want the date (Row 1, Column P) returned? I think this might be a sort of index/match formula, but I am not very familiar with these.

## 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:

WiMZH.png

## 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.

## Return Row Heading By Column Header And Specific Texted Cell Row Position

Jul 11, 2014

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.

## Macro To Select Range With Column Header?

Mar 12, 2003

How would a code look like to select a range with a column header on top. in the code you provided, it selected the entire W column. How would you select the range given that the W column was called Address?

Sheets("Sheet1").Select
Range("W1").Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Name = "Problem_Area"

## VBA - Lookup For Value In A Range And Returns Its Column Header

Jan 16, 2014

I have a table (A1:C5)

A2:C5 contain the data
A6 contains the value I want to search for I use this formula to return the column header of A6 A6=INDEX(A1:C1,SUMPRODUCT((A2:C5=A6)*COLUMN(A2:C5))) Now, if there are duplicate values in A2:C5, this will return more than one column header What I need is a vba code to view a msgbox with all column headers returned in this case

## Set Print Area For Range Bounded By Row & Column Header

Dec 4, 2007

I want to select a range in a spreadsheet and then set it as the print area. the last column I want to be selected is contains the text data "ABC" in row 1 and is the only column with data "ABC" in row 1. The last row I want to select contains the text data "DEF" in column 1 and is the only row in column 1 containing the data "DEF". Basically I want to select the range [A1:column("ABC")row("DEF")] and then set it as the print area.

## Function To Sort A Range By The Values In A Specific Column And Return The Range

Mar 25, 2009

I was just recently forced to create my first UDF and after how well it worked I now am very interested in learning more. I am trying to create a function to sort a range by the values in a specific column and return the range. I know this should be really simple but for some reason my code dies whenever it gets to my inner-most loop. I need to use this in a larger function but for now this is my only question. I did find that Excel 2007 has built in Functions for this but my company still uses 2003.

My
Public Function SortRange(rngToSort As Range, valCol As Integer)
Dim Swapper As Variant
Dim i As Integer, _
j As Integer, _
k As Integer

For i = 1 To rngToSort.Rows.Count
For j = 1 To rngToSort.Rows.Count - i
If rngToSort(j + 1, valCol) < rngToSort(j, valCol) Then
For k = 1 To rngToSort.Columns.Count
Swapper = rngToSort(j, k)
rngToSort(j, k) = rngToSort(j + 1, k)
rngToSort(j + 1, k) = Swapper
Next k
End If
Next j
Next i
SortRange = rngToSort
End Function

## Flexible Range Formula: Return The Minimum Value From A Column Range

Feb 9, 2010

I need a formula that will return the minimum value from a column range that flexs without having to manually go in an change row references. There is a blank row between each section of data in order to separate info. As an example:....

Need to formula to flex to include rows 5 thru 7 in the first section but expand to include rows 9 thru 13 in the second section. =MIN(A5.A7) works but how do I get next section to flex to =MIN(A9.A13) without manually changing the cell references? There is always a blank row in between the sections to separate.

## Return The Column Number Of First Column In A User Inputted Range?

Feb 19, 2009

I'm creating a macro that creates a co-ocurrence matrix from variables that are adjacent to each other.

In order to proceed, I need to know how to return the column number of the first (leftmost) column in a range that the user selects.

## 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