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    Help with attempt at array formula

    I am trying to do an index-match with multiple matches. So, an array formula as I understand. It's my first attempt at it alone...didn't work.

    I am trying to return a time stamp based on 2 matches: date and flight number.

    I have attached a sample workbook with 2 sheets.
    I have highlighted what I am trying to return in the cell with color highlighting.

    I am curious, one of the extracted data sets appears to have several possible matches (i.e. MVTs cells G6:G9; ideally there would only be one match in the data set). Could this result in the #N/A? How does the array handle it when there are multiple possible matches, the first one or an #N/A?
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    Re: Help with attempt at array formula

    Try

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    =INDEX(MVTs!$G$2:$G$17,MATCH($Y2&$AB2,MVTs!$H$2:$H$17&MVTs!$F$2:$F$17,0))

    Enter with Ctrl+Shift+Enter

    NOTE: Column F had blank in front of "AD" and "AA": removed in attachment.
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    Re: Help with attempt at array formula

    Snap, John - you just beat me to it!
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    Re: Help with attempt at array formula

    Hi

    Base on John Formula? You can use without array formula?

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    Re: Help with attempt at array formula

    Thanks for the speedy responses.

    Both methods worked; although the non-array formula in some instances failed to return a value.

    As mentioned, the data is not so clean as there should only be 2 time stamps per flight number and date (a departure and arrival). There are sometimes several different time stamps on the same date and flight number, which results in differing results in the array outcome depending on how the data is sorted.

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