#### formula for displaying only the last entry of a group of cells

```How do you write the formula that will display only the latest entry in a
succession of entries? For example, if I have 12 months in 12 columns, and
the 13th column specifies "Last Update" , if I have made entries for Jan,
Feb, Mar so far, I need only the latest and last entry to appear in the 13th
column. When I enter April, then it would display in the 13th column cell and
so on.

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Thank you
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Utf
3/22/2010 1:20:01 PM
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```Hi,

This returns the rightmost entry in the row A2:M2

=LOOKUP(2,1/(A2:M2<>""),A2:M2)
--
Mike

When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
question.

"Steve" wrote:

> How do you write the formula that will display only the latest entry in a
> succession of entries? For example, if I have 12 months in 12 columns, and
> the 13th column specifies "Last Update" , if I have made entries for Jan,
> Feb, Mar so far, I need only the latest and last entry to appear in the 13th
> column. When I enter April, then it would display in the 13th column cell and
> so on.
>
> --
> Thank you
```
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Utf
3/22/2010 1:25:01 PM
```Assuming the entries are numbers: =LOOKUP(1,1/(A1:A12<>0),A1:A12)
Will no 'jump' blank cells

=LOOKUP(REPT("z",255),A1:A12)  will return the last text entry of Sheet1
column A
best wishes
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Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5C04747A-2B9B-43F6-85CE-67F7566DAA8C@microsoft.com...
> How do you write the formula that will display only the latest entry in a
> succession of entries? For example, if I have 12 months in 12 columns, and
> the 13th column specifies "Last Update" , if I have made entries for Jan,
> Feb, Mar so far, I need only the latest and last entry to appear in the
> 13th
> column. When I enter April, then it would display in the 13th column cell
> and
> so on.
>
> --
> Thank you

```
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Bernard
3/22/2010 1:34:13 PM

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