#### Find the top value in a list

```I have a worksheet created in EXCEL 2003 which i use to record swimmers times
in several lists.  One examlpe is in cells D109 to 113.  In cells D111 to 113
are recent times and D109 to 110 are empty.  As I add current times to the
top of the list.  I want to be able to retrive the current value at the top
of the list and show it in D106.  D107 & 108 are used for other values.   At
present I have the following formula in cell D106
=OFFSET(D108,COUNTBLANK(D109:D113)+COUNTA(D109,D113),0).  This works well but
makes updating the list difficult.  Is there a simpler way to achive the same
result?

```
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jgb (10)
5/21/2009 3:04:20 PM
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```On May 21, 11:04=A0am, JGB <J...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I have a worksheet created in EXCEL 2003 which i use to record swimmers t=
imes
> in several lists. =A0One examlpe is in cells D109 to 113. =A0In cells D11=
1 to 113
> are recent times and D109 to 110 are empty. =A0As I add current times to =
the
> top of the list. =A0I want to be able to retrive the current value at the=
top
> of the list and show it in D106. =A0D107 & 108 are used for other values.=
=A0 At
> present I have the following formula in cell D106
> =3DOFFSET(D108,COUNTBLANK(D109:D113)+COUNTA(D109,D113),0). =A0This works =
well but
> makes updating the list difficult. =A0Is there a simpler way to achive th=
e same
> result?
>

One possible solution is to create a dynamic range with a name and
then have a formula w/ =3Dmin(named_range) in cell d106
```
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mick22306 (8)
5/21/2009 5:11:22 PM
```Think you could try this in D106, normal ENTER:
=INDEX(D109:D113,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(D109:D113<>"",),0))
which will always retrieve the "topmost" value within the range D109:D113.

Success? Celebrate it, click YES button below
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---
"JGB" wrote:
> I have a worksheet created in EXCEL 2003 which i use to record swimmers times
> in several lists.  One examlpe is in cells D109 to 113.  In cells D111 to 113
> are recent times and D109 to 110 are empty.  As I add current times to the
> top of the list.  I want to be able to retrive the current value at the top
> of the list and show it in D106.  D107 & 108 are used for other values.   At
> present I have the following formula in cell D106
> =OFFSET(D108,COUNTBLANK(D109:D113)+COUNTA(D109,D113),0).  This works well but
> makes updating the list difficult.  Is there a simpler way to achive the same
> result?
>
>
```
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demechanik (4694)
5/22/2009 2:35:19 AM
```Thank you Max it works a treat

"Max" wrote:

> Think you could try this in D106, normal ENTER:
> =INDEX(D109:D113,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(D109:D113<>"",),0))
> which will always retrieve the "topmost" value within the range D109:D113.
> Adapt the range to suit.
>
> Success? Celebrate it, click YES button below
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---
> "JGB" wrote:
> > I have a worksheet created in EXCEL 2003 which i use to record swimmers times
> > in several lists.  One examlpe is in cells D109 to 113.  In cells D111 to 113
> > are recent times and D109 to 110 are empty.  As I add current times to the
> > top of the list.  I want to be able to retrive the current value at the top
> > of the list and show it in D106.  D107 & 108 are used for other values.   At
> > present I have the following formula in cell D106
> > =OFFSET(D108,COUNTBLANK(D109:D113)+COUNTA(D109,D113),0).  This works well but
> > makes updating the list difficult.  Is there a simpler way to achive the same
> > result?
> >
> > Thank you in advance
> >
```
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jgb (10)
5/22/2009 8:57:00 PM
```Thanks Joel I will try it out

"JoelS" wrote:

> On May 21, 11:04 am, JGB <J...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > I have a worksheet created in EXCEL 2003 which i use to record swimmers times
> > in several lists.  One examlpe is in cells D109 to 113.  In cells D111 to 113
> > are recent times and D109 to 110 are empty.  As I add current times to the
> > top of the list.  I want to be able to retrive the current value at the top
> > of the list and show it in D106.  D107 & 108 are used for other values.   At
> > present I have the following formula in cell D106
> > =OFFSET(D108,COUNTBLANK(D109:D113)+COUNTA(D109,D113),0).  This works well but
> > makes updating the list difficult.  Is there a simpler way to achive the same
> > result?
> >
> > Thank you in advance
>
> One possible solution is to create a dynamic range with a name and
> then have a formula w/ =min(named_range) in cell d106
>
```
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jgb (10)
5/22/2009 8:58:01 PM
```Welcome, glad to hear that.
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---
"JGB" <JGB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:69091AA2-5801-480B-981A-E634E4711AE3@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Max it works a treat

```
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demechanik (4694)
5/22/2009 11:47:22 PM

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