#### Find a time value in one column based on names in another

```Hi -

I have a list of names.  (40 Different names that may occur 30 - 40 times a
piece in column B).  In Column C I have a list of times that each person made
an entry.  Is there a formula that will give me the earliest time that
appears in column C for each person on the list in column B?  I already have
a list of all of the unique names that will appear in column B that I can use
as a reference.

Example:

col A   col B     col C
smith     6:00am
jones     5:03pm
smith     7:05am
jones     4:02pm

RESULT I WANT

jones     4:02pm
smith     6:00am

--
Robert
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```=MIN(IF(B2:B200="smith",C2:C200))

as an array formula, so commit with Ctrl-Shift-Enter

--
HTH

Bob Phillips

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"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF23C173-6116-4FFF-98CC-F3E400EE1BE4@microsoft.com...
> Hi -
>
> I have a list of names.  (40 Different names that may occur 30 - 40 times
a
> piece in column B).  In Column C I have a list of times that each person
> an entry.  Is there a formula that will give me the earliest time that
> appears in column C for each person on the list in column B?  I already
have
> a list of all of the unique names that will appear in column B that I can
use
> as a reference.
>
> Example:
>
> col A   col B     col C
>           smith     6:00am
>           jones     5:03pm
>           smith     7:05am
>           jones     4:02pm
>
> RESULT I WANT
>
> jones     4:02pm
> smith     6:00am
>
>
>
> --
> Robert

```
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bob.phillips1 (6510)
1/6/2006 1:33:31 PM

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