#### Reference function from an out of sort table

```I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of sort
table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number 0,1000,2000,3000,
etc.

I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
=VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
=INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
=LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)

Table example:
A	B
2	1000	0.525
3	6000	0.946
4	3000	0.675
5	0	0.457
6	4000	0.746
7	2000	0.606
8	8000	1.29
9	5000	0.835
10	7000	1.09

If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.

I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
=IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
IF/AND")

Thanks, Kevin
```
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Utf
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```On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:01:01 -0800, AFSSkier
<AFSSkier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of sort
>table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
>reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number 0,1000,2000,3000,
>etc.
>
>I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
>order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
>=VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
>=INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
>=LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)
>
>Table example:
>	A	B
>2	1000	0.525
>3	6000	0.946
>4	3000	0.675
>5	0	0.457
>6	4000	0.746
>7	2000	0.606
>8	8000	1.29
>9	5000	0.835
>10	7000	1.09
>
>If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.
>
>I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
>=IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
>IF/AND")
>
>Thanks, Kevin

Try this modifying your second formula like this

>=INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),A\$2:A\$10,1),2)

or, a little simpler, just

=INDEX(B\$2:B\$10,MATCH(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),A\$2:A\$10,0))

Hope this helps / Lars-�ke
```
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Lars
3/1/2010 6:15:14 PM
```>If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.

What is the "rule" for finding the correct result? Is it: the closest value
that is less than the lookup value?

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"AFSSkier" <AFSSkier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0CF9A182-3DAD-4518-A6A4-66A3F409CE8E@microsoft.com...
> I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of
> sort
> table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
> reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number
> 0,1000,2000,3000,
> etc.
>
> I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
> order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
> =VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
> =INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
> =LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)
>
> Table example:
> A B
> 2 1000 0.525
> 3 6000 0.946
> 4 3000 0.675
> 5 0 0.457
> 6 4000 0.746
> 7 2000 0.606
> 8 8000 1.29
> 9 5000 0.835
> 10 7000 1.09
>
> If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.
>
> I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
> =IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
> IF/AND")
>
> Thanks, Kevin

```
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T
3/1/2010 6:17:44 PM
```Lars-Åke,

Your suggestion for using the Floor function works perfectly.  The following
formulas work great for what I needed.

=INDEX(B\$2:B\$10,MATCH(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),A\$2:A\$10,0))
or =VLOOKUP(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),\$A\$2:\$B\$10,2,FALSE)

--
Thanks, Kevin

"Lars-Åke Aspelin" wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:01:01 -0800, AFSSkier
> <AFSSkier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of sort
> >table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
> >reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number 0,1000,2000,3000,
> >etc.
> >
> >I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
> >order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
> >=VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
> >=INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
> >=LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)
> >
> >Table example:
> >	A	B
> >2	1000	0.525
> >3	6000	0.946
> >4	3000	0.675
> >5	0	0.457
> >6	4000	0.746
> >7	2000	0.606
> >8	8000	1.29
> >9	5000	0.835
> >10	7000	1.09
> >
> >If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.
> >
> >I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
> >=IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
> >IF/AND")
> >
> >Thanks, Kevin
>
>
> Try this modifying your second formula like this
>
> >=INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
>
> or, a little simpler, just
>
> =INDEX(B\$2:B\$10,MATCH(FLOOR(\$A\$14,1000),A\$2:A\$10,0))
>
> Hope this helps / Lars-Åke
> .
>
```
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Utf
3/1/2010 8:15:02 PM
```Although this can be done (of course), you (or your principal) are making it
difficult. Why not sort the table (ascending) so you can use standard
VLOOKUP functionality?

If that is not possible, please give some more information about the (type
of) problem you are trying to solve; we are just not prepared to believe
things should be that difficult.:-)

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"AFSSkier" <AFSSkier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0CF9A182-3DAD-4518-A6A4-66A3F409CE8E@microsoft.com...
> I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of
> sort
> table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
> reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number
> 0,1000,2000,3000,
> etc.
>
> I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
> order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
> =VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
> =INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
> =LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)
>
> Table example:
> A B
> 2 1000 0.525
> 3 6000 0.946
> 4 3000 0.675
> 5 0 0.457
> 6 4000 0.746
> 7 2000 0.606
> 8 8000 1.29
> 9 5000 0.835
> 10 7000 1.09
>
> If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.
>
> I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
> =IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
> IF/AND")
>
> Thanks, Kevin

```
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Niek
3/1/2010 8:18:11 PM
```I would be a lot easier if the table was not shared or if it was a perfect
world.  But as you know, we're all in end-user hell & it's not a perfect
world.

The table is imported in ascending order.  But the end-users are able to
sort as they need it printed.

I know my posted example doesn't reflect this, I simplified it for
illustration.

--
Thanks, Kevin

"Niek Otten" wrote:

> Although this can be done (of course), you (or your principal) are making it
> difficult. Why not sort the table (ascending) so you can use standard
> VLOOKUP functionality?
>
> If that is not possible, please give some more information about the (type
> of) problem you are trying to solve; we are just not prepared to believe
> things should be that difficult.:-)
>
> --
> Kind regards,
>
> Niek Otten
> Microsoft MVP - Excel
>
>
> "AFSSkier" <AFSSkier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0CF9A182-3DAD-4518-A6A4-66A3F409CE8E@microsoft.com...
> > I'm looking for a reference function to pull the result from an out of
> > sort
> > table (see table example below). The result should always come from the
> > reference value LT A14.  The table is always a whole number
> > 0,1000,2000,3000,
> > etc.
> >
> > I've tried the following functions, but they all require data in ascending
> > order and/or exact match of the value in A14.
> > =VLOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:B\$10,TRUE)
> > =INDEX(A\$2:B\$10,MATCH(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,1),2)
> > =LOOKUP(\$A\$14,A\$2:A\$10,B\$2:B\$10)
> >
> > Table example:
> > A B
> > 2 1000 0.525
> > 3 6000 0.946
> > 4 3000 0.675
> > 5 0 0.457
> > 6 4000 0.746
> > 7 2000 0.606
> > 8 8000 1.29
> > 9 5000 0.835
> > 10 7000 1.09
> >
> > If A14 = 3125, then result in B14 is 0.675.
> >
> > I don't want to have to use a complex IF/AND, like:
> > =IF(AND(\$A\$14>3000, \$A\$14<3999),VLOOKUP(3000,A\$2:B\$10,2,FALSE),"continue
> > IF/AND")
> >
> > Thanks, Kevin
>
```
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Utf
3/1/2010 8:57:03 PM
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