#### test for value and return position

I am trying to accomplish two things.
1) I want to test for the existance of a value in a range of number that
varies from day to day.

2) I want to return the cell reference of the data obtained in question (1)

Any IDeas? I though of  using something akin to H2:INDEX(H:H,COUNT(H:H)+1))
but I think I'm not on target here

Jeff

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bubs (4)
12/10/2004 2:54:28 AM
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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 02:54:28 GMT, "Buster" <bubs@gmail.com> wrote:

>I am trying to accomplish two things.
>1) I want to test for the existance of a value in a range of number that
>varies from day to day.
>
>2) I want to return the cell reference of the data obtained in question (1)
>
>Any IDeas? I though of  using something akin to H2:INDEX(H:H,COUNT(H:H)+1))
>but I think I'm not on target here
>
>Jeff
>
>

=MATCH(val,H:H,FALSE) will return #N/A if the val does NOT exist.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(val,H:H,FALSE),8) will return the cell reference.

Use something like:

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(val,H:H,FALSE)),"value does not exist", "value exists")

and

Note that only the first MATCH will be returned if there are duplicates.

--ron
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
12/10/2004 3:43:59 AM
Gave you the response below in your earlier multi-post*
in .worksheet.functions

*something to refrain from
--
Perhaps this example might help move you along a little?

Assume you have
in Sheet1, in A1:A5
---------------------------
11
22
33
44
55

In Sheet2
-------------
Assume you want to sum Sheet1 col A's numbers
from cell A1 until a cell in col A which number
matches a number input in A1 (in Sheet2)

Put in A1, say: 33

This number 33 matches the number in cell A3 in Sheet1
and what you want is: =SUM(Sheet1!A1:A3)
(i.e. 11+22+33 = 66)

If the number in A1 is 44,
what you want is: =SUM(Sheet1!A1:A4)
(i.e. 11+22+33+44 = 110)

And so on

Should there be no matching number in Sheet1's col A,
if Sheet2's A1 contains say: 35 (not found in Sheet1's col A),
let's assume we want blanks: "" to be returned

Try this to get the equivalent of the above ..

Put in B1:

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(A1,Sheet1!A:A,0)),"",SUM(INDIRECT("'Sheet1'!A1:A"&MATCH(A1,Sh
eet1!A:A,0))))

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"Buster" <bubs@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ed8ud.565774\$SM5.33599@news.easynews.com...
> I am trying to accomplish two things.
> 1) I want to test for the existance of a value in a range of number that
> varies from day to day.
>
> 2) I want to return the cell reference of the data obtained in question
(1)
>
> Any IDeas? I though of  using something akin to
H2:INDEX(H:H,COUNT(H:H)+1))
> but I think I'm not on target here
>
> Jeff
>
>
>

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demechanik (4694)
12/10/2004 5:19:54 AM
I've tried your suggestions and I'm not having much luck. When I tried
=IF(ISNA(MATCH(val,H:H,FALSE)),"value does not exist", "value exists")
I get Value Exists no matter what I have in the column. I tried
clearing all data and formulas, but the anomoly still exists.

When I tried the
I get a blank result even though the column i populated with at least
one value. To check things I did a Count(H:H) and get 1 so I should
therefore invoke the remaining portion of the If statemnet but it does
not

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12/10/2004 2:40:50 PM
On 10 Dec 2004 06:40:50 -0800, "jeff.potts@cibc.com" <jeff.potts@cibc.com>
wrote:

>I've tried your suggestions and I'm not having much luck. When I tried
>=IF(ISNA(MATCH(val,H:H,FALSE)),"value does not exist", "value exists")
>I get Value Exists no matter what I have in the column. I tried
>clearing all data and formulas, but the anomoly still exists.

What did you substitute for val?  If that is giving an error, you will get the
result you are seeing.

>
>When I tried the
>I get a blank result even though the column i populated with at least
>one value. To check things I did a Count(H:H) and get 1 so I should
>therefore invoke the remaining portion of the If statemnet but it does
>not

>I did a Count(H:H) and get 1

That means there is only one numeric value in column H but says nothing

I suspect that whatever value you are substituting for "val" and the values in
column H are not of the same type.  Especially in view of your COUNT function
results, it is likely that the values in column H are really TEXT, and whatever
you are substituting for "val" in the formulas is NUMERIC.

If that is the case, try substituting a text string for "val":  e.g. "1"

If these pointers don't help, post an example of your actual data.

--ron
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
12/10/2004 6:47:39 PM
The problem is the Val replacement issue. The colum to be checked is a
date formatted column upon import. How do I manage my "Val" to pick up
the dates. I get #NA when I use a date as my val replacement.

Do I need to convert it into excel serial date format and check for
existance and then convert back?

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12/10/2004 7:20:57 PM
On 10 Dec 2004 11:20:57 -0800, "jeff.potts@cibc.com" <jeff.potts@cibc.com>
wrote:

>The problem is the Val replacement issue. The colum to be checked is a
>date formatted column upon import. How do I manage my "Val" to pick up
>the dates. I get #NA when I use a date as my val replacement.
>
>Do I need to convert it into excel serial date format and check for
>existance and then convert back?

You have to make them the same, somehow.

From what you've written, especially the results of the COUNT formula, I
suspect that the dates that you have imported are not an Excel serial date but
rather are in text format (except perhaps for one of them, since COUNT(H:H)
gave you a 1 as a result).

You can prove or disprove that thesis by entering an ISNUMBER(H5) function
(assuming one of these dates is in H5).  If it is an Excel date, you should get
a TRUE result.  If you get a FALSE, it is likely a text string that looks like
a date.  And, if you are importing it from a web page, there may be a <hard
non-breaking space> at the end (CHAR(160)).

Whether it will be easier to convert the dates in Column H to real dates, or
convert Val to an identical text string, is a decision that will await further

--ron
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
12/10/2004 8:54:30 PM

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