#### use match from the bottom to the top. #2

```the match function gives the index from the top
is it possible to use match from the bottom to the top?
ie. the meaning of "=MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)"
```
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kang (41)
8/3/2007 4:22:00 AM
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```You can do  =counta(\$A\$8:\$A\$1) - MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0) or count() if you're
using numbers.

"kang" wrote:

> the match function gives the index from the top
> is it possible to use match from the bottom to the top?
> ie. the meaning of "=MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)"
>
```
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8/3/2007 5:48:02 PM
```But what if some cells in the range are empty? Try

=ROWS(\$A\$1:\$A\$8)-MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)+1

"Sean Timmons" wrote:

> You can do  =counta(\$A\$8:\$A\$1) - MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0) or count() if you're
> using numbers.
>
> "kang" wrote:
>
> > the match function gives the index from the top
> > is it possible to use match from the bottom to the top?
> > ie. the meaning of "=MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)"
> >
```
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8/4/2007 1:48:01 PM
```thanks daddylonglegs.
what if I want to get the last instance of the match cell?

> But what if some cells in the range are empty? Try
>
> =ROWS(\$A\$1:\$A\$8)-MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)+1
>
>
>
> "Sean Timmons" wrote:
>
>> You can do  =counta(\$A\$8:\$A\$1) - MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0) or count() if you're
>> using numbers.
>>
>> "kang" wrote:
>>
>>> the match function gives the index from the top
>>> is it possible to use match from the bottom to the top?
>>> ie. the meaning of "=MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)"
>>>
```
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kang (41)
8/6/2007 4:20:57 AM
```I don't want the first instance of the matched cells be indexed from the
bottom, but, I want the last instance of the matched cells.

> But what if some cells in the range are empty? Try
>
> =ROWS(\$A\$1:\$A\$8)-MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)+1
>
>
>
> "Sean Timmons" wrote:
>
>> You can do  =counta(\$A\$8:\$A\$1) - MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0) or count() if you're
>> using numbers.
>>
>> "kang" wrote:
>>
>>> the match function gives the index from the top
>>> is it possible to use match from the bottom to the top?
>>> ie. the meaning of "=MATCH(A1,\$A\$8:\$A\$1,0)"
>>>
```
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kang (41)
8/6/2007 4:22:12 AM

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