#### Match Function

```Hi,
I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states, descriptions.  It
finds the data by dates.
Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.

My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only match
the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that it will
output the second or third date data.

If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.

```
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Melanie (39)
6/16/2009 4:29:01 AM
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```How many rows of data do you have?

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states, descriptions.  It
> finds the data by dates.
> Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
> If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
>
> My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only match
> the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that it
> will
> output the second or third date data.
>
> If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
>

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
6/16/2009 5:11:17 AM
```Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.

"T. Valko" wrote:

> How many rows of data do you have?
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states, descriptions.  It
> > finds the data by dates.
> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
> >
> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only match
> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that it
> > will
> > output the second or third date data.
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
> >
>
>
>
```
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Melanie (39)
6/16/2009 5:35:01 AM
```One way...

Assume your data is in the range A2:D500

F2:H2 = headers: Code, State, Description

F1 = lookup date

Enter this formula in G1. This will return the count of dates based on the
date entered in cell F1:

=COUNTIF(A:A,F1)

Enter this array formula** in F3:

=IF(ROWS(F\$3:F3)<=\$G\$1,INDEX(B\$2:B\$500,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$500=\$F\$1,ROW(B\$2:B\$500)),ROWS(F\$3:F3))-ROW(B\$2)+1),"")

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.

Copy across to H3 then down to a number of rows that ensures you get all the
results. How many rows that is depends on the maximum count for any single
date. For example, if 1/1/2009 appears the most times, let's say it appears
5 times, then you need to copy the formula to at least 5 rows.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> How many rows of data do you have?
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states, descriptions.
>> > It
>> > finds the data by dates.
>> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
>> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
>> >
>> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only
>> > match
>> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that it
>> > will
>> > output the second or third date data.
>> >
>> > Thanks for your help.
>> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
>> >
>>
>>
>>

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
6/16/2009 6:03:16 AM
```I put the formulas in and the count works but the second formula gives me a
#Value Error.

"T. Valko" wrote:

> One way...
>
> Assume your data is in the range A2:D500
>
> F2:H2 = headers: Code, State, Description
>
> F1 = lookup date
>
> Enter this formula in G1. This will return the count of dates based on the
> date entered in cell F1:
>
> =COUNTIF(A:A,F1)
>
> Enter this array formula** in F3:
>
> =IF(ROWS(F\$3:F3)<=\$G\$1,INDEX(B\$2:B\$500,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$500=\$F\$1,ROW(B\$2:B\$500)),ROWS(F\$3:F3))-ROW(B\$2)+1),"")
>
> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
> key then hit ENTER.
>
> Copy across to H3 then down to a number of rows that ensures you get all the
> results. How many rows that is depends on the maximum count for any single
> date. For example, if 1/1/2009 appears the most times, let's say it appears
> 5 times, then you need to copy the formula to at least 5 rows.
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.
> >
> > "T. Valko" wrote:
> >
> >> How many rows of data do you have?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Biff
> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
> >>
> >>
> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states, descriptions.
> >> > It
> >> > finds the data by dates.
> >> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
> >> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
> >> >
> >> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only
> >> > match
> >> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that it
> >> > will
> >> > output the second or third date data.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for your help.
> >> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
```
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Melanie (39)
6/16/2009 6:34:03 AM
```Did you array enter it as suggested?

--
__________________________________
HTH

Bob

"Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I put the formulas in and the count works but the second formula gives me a
> #Value Error.
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> One way...
>>
>> Assume your data is in the range A2:D500
>>
>> F2:H2 = headers: Code, State, Description
>>
>> F1 = lookup date
>>
>> Enter this formula in G1. This will return the count of dates based on
>> the
>> date entered in cell F1:
>>
>> =COUNTIF(A:A,F1)
>>
>> Enter this array formula** in F3:
>>
>> =IF(ROWS(F\$3:F3)<=\$G\$1,INDEX(B\$2:B\$500,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$500=\$F\$1,ROW(B\$2:B\$500)),ROWS(F\$3:F3))-ROW(B\$2)+1),"")
>>
>> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
>> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
>> SHIFT
>> key then hit ENTER.
>>
>> Copy across to H3 then down to a number of rows that ensures you get all
>> the
>> results. How many rows that is depends on the maximum count for any
>> single
>> date. For example, if 1/1/2009 appears the most times, let's say it
>> appears
>> 5 times, then you need to copy the formula to at least 5 rows.
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.
>> >
>> > "T. Valko" wrote:
>> >
>> >> How many rows of data do you have?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Biff
>> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Hi,
>> >> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states,
>> >> > descriptions.
>> >> > It
>> >> > finds the data by dates.
>> >> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
>> >> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
>> >> >
>> >> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only
>> >> > match
>> >> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that
>> >> > it
>> >> > will
>> >> > output the second or third date data.
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks for your help.
>> >> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

```
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BobNGs (423)
6/16/2009 11:30:33 AM
```I have now.  And it is now working.
Thank you so much for all your help.

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

> Did you array enter it as suggested?
>
> --
> __________________________________
> HTH
>
> Bob
>
> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I put the formulas in and the count works but the second formula gives me a
> > #Value Error.
> >
> > "T. Valko" wrote:
> >
> >> One way...
> >>
> >> Assume your data is in the range A2:D500
> >>
> >> F2:H2 = headers: Code, State, Description
> >>
> >> F1 = lookup date
> >>
> >> Enter this formula in G1. This will return the count of dates based on
> >> the
> >> date entered in cell F1:
> >>
> >> =COUNTIF(A:A,F1)
> >>
> >> Enter this array formula** in F3:
> >>
> >> =IF(ROWS(F\$3:F3)<=\$G\$1,INDEX(B\$2:B\$500,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$500=\$F\$1,ROW(B\$2:B\$500)),ROWS(F\$3:F3))-ROW(B\$2)+1),"")
> >>
> >> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
> >> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
> >> SHIFT
> >> key then hit ENTER.
> >>
> >> Copy across to H3 then down to a number of rows that ensures you get all
> >> the
> >> results. How many rows that is depends on the maximum count for any
> >> single
> >> date. For example, if 1/1/2009 appears the most times, let's say it
> >> appears
> >> 5 times, then you need to copy the formula to at least 5 rows.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Biff
> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
> >>
> >>
> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.
> >> >
> >> > "T. Valko" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> How many rows of data do you have?
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Biff
> >> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Hi,
> >> >> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states,
> >> >> > descriptions.
> >> >> > It
> >> >> > finds the data by dates.
> >> >> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
> >> >> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will only
> >> >> > match
> >> >> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so that
> >> >> > it
> >> >> > will
> >> >> > output the second or third date data.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Thanks for your help.
> >> >> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
```
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Melanie (39)
6/17/2009 2:44:01 AM
```Glad you got it straightened out! Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3A8BB5F-280A-4E7E-8DBA-C16E1BC10E4B@microsoft.com...
>I have now.  And it is now working.
> Thank you so much for all your help.
>
> "Bob Phillips" wrote:
>
>> Did you array enter it as suggested?
>>
>> --
>> __________________________________
>> HTH
>>
>> Bob
>>
>> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I put the formulas in and the count works but the second formula gives
>> >me a
>> > #Value Error.
>> >
>> > "T. Valko" wrote:
>> >
>> >> One way...
>> >>
>> >> Assume your data is in the range A2:D500
>> >>
>> >> F2:H2 = headers: Code, State, Description
>> >>
>> >> F1 = lookup date
>> >>
>> >> Enter this formula in G1. This will return the count of dates based on
>> >> the
>> >> date entered in cell F1:
>> >>
>> >> =COUNTIF(A:A,F1)
>> >>
>> >> Enter this array formula** in F3:
>> >>
>> >> =IF(ROWS(F\$3:F3)<=\$G\$1,INDEX(B\$2:B\$500,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$500=\$F\$1,ROW(B\$2:B\$500)),ROWS(F\$3:F3))-ROW(B\$2)+1),"")
>> >>
>> >> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
>> >> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
>> >> SHIFT
>> >> key then hit ENTER.
>> >>
>> >> Copy across to H3 then down to a number of rows that ensures you get
>> >> all
>> >> the
>> >> results. How many rows that is depends on the maximum count for any
>> >> single
>> >> date. For example, if 1/1/2009 appears the most times, let's say it
>> >> appears
>> >> 5 times, then you need to copy the formula to at least 5 rows.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Biff
>> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > Lots - over 300 at the moment and it gets added to all the time.
>> >> >
>> >> > "T. Valko" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> How many rows of data do you have?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Biff
>> >> >> Microsoft Excel MVP
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Melanie" <Melanie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:90BFB466-5D47-41E9-BBD0-97F5843E5126@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > Hi,
>> >> >> > I have put together a spreadsheet to find codes, states,
>> >> >> > descriptions.
>> >> >> > It
>> >> >> > finds the data by dates.
>> >> >> > Columns are: Dates, Codes, States, Descriptions
>> >> >> > If I put in a date it matches the code, state and description.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > My problem is that if I have 2 dates that are the same it will
>> >> >> > only
>> >> >> > match
>> >> >> > the first date it can find.  What kind of formula do I need so
>> >> >> > that
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> > will
>> >> >> > output the second or third date data.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Thanks for your help.
>> >> >> > If you need a copy of the spreadsheet please let me know.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
6/17/2009 3:00:32 AM

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I'm trying to retrieve a date (in column A) that corresponds with a Min and Max amount (in columns B:D). Basically I need to know when my amounts hit their Highs and Lows. Can someone help me with this please? Thanks, Maria Dates in column A; values in B Then =INDEX(A1:A9,MATCH(MAX(B1:B9),B1:B9,0)) Returns the date corresponding the max value in B Is this what was needed? best wishes -- Bernard V Liengme Microsoft Excel MVP www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme remove caps from email <mgriffiths@klmtel.net> wrote in message news:1194464476.732636.234500@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com... >...

Matching cells by content then cell fill with color
Thanks to JEM, I am using this routine to color three consecutive cell a specific color, in this case red: Public Sub ThreeCellsRed() ActiveCell.Resize(1,3).Interior.ColorIndex = 3 End Sub What I need now is a way for the routine to continue to find all th similar cells, let's say for sake of disc they are people's names, s when I execute the above on my name, mrh, I want it to continue in th worksheet and find all exact matches and color those same cells red. Another thought, say my name (MRH) is in "A1" and it is also in "D1". But in "D1" I use "...

F9 function key
Hi, Today I am learning F9. From Help:- =20 "F9 followed by ENTER (or followed by CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER for array = formulas) calculates the selected portion of a formula and replaces the = selected portion with the calculated value." This is great. If formula auditing fails me, I can use F9. I find that = if I highlight part of a formula and press F9 **without** pressing = enter, it still works. My question is this:- After the partial formula has been replaced by a value, how do I reverse = back to the original formula with arguments? What shortcut key do I = use? Do I have to ...

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HOT Reqs : Microsoft Business Solutions | 12+ Months | Chicago, IL (Functional and technical) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Microsoft Business Solutions (Microsoft Small Business Financials) Need one resource each for Functional and Technical roles. Location : Chicago, IL Duration : 12+ Months Funtional : This person will be responsible for the requirements gathering and setting up the system. Technical : This person will be responsible for installing and maintaining th...

version matching
Do both people have to have the same version of Outlook running in order for Tasks and Appointments to sync up properly when emailed between clients? I'm seeing some irregularities between someone running Outlook in Office 2000 and mine which is part of Office 2003. Appointments with reminders sent from Office 2002 or later will show up as text in Outlook 2000 unless a hotfix is applied to the Outlook 2000 installation. Besides this issue, I am not aware of any others except for ..pst file type incompatibilities, easily solved on the 2003 side. -- Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] ...

fuzzy logic matching in Excel
Is there such a thing as fuzzy logic matching in excel? For example, if I have Name Addr1 Addr2 Addr3 Davie Kings Road London England and Davie Kings Road - London This should match as a potential pair. How can I do this in Excel? Any ideas? Nothing built in. Davie wrote: > > Is there such a thing as fuzzy logic matching in excel? > > For example, if I have > Name Addr1 Addr2 Addr3 > Davie Kings Road London Eng...

Offset match formula
Hi, I have the following offset match formula that I use to correctly pull data into a summary sheet by date and metric name. Every day I update my week and it pulls in the new data corrrectly. Is it possible to add to this formula so that I can sum range of dates in my source sheet? For example, I have a YTD total that I would like to be able to use this formula for. But in order to do that I need to adjust it so that it will sum up all of the rows between two dates. Is this possible? What would the formula look like? Do I need to use a different formula? =OFFSET(Source!\$F\$118:\$ES\$201...