Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

1. Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

I have ref numbers in Col A.

Where Col E contains a #N/A, I have tried to set up and index and match formula to find the first value in Col K, that is not blank or zero that matches the ref in Col A in both workbooks

The formula is on book2 Your assistance in this regard is most appreciated  Register To Reply

2. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

You might try:

Formula:  modify ranges (1:1000 to suit requirements but best to avoid entire column references)  Register To Reply

3. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

=IFERROR(INDEX([Book4.xlsx]Sheet1!\$K:\$K,MATCH(1,INDEX(([Book4.xlsx]Sheet1!\$A\$1:\$A\$100=A1)*([Book4.xlsx]Sheet1!\$K\$1:\$K\$100<>""),),)),"")  Register To Reply

4. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

thanks for the help guys

I used both your formula and Xlent , yours returns No Value and Bo_RY, yours returns a blank

I am looking for a formula that will return the first value in Col K that is NOT Blank or zero where the ref in Col A matches. In this example, it should be NL1685  Register To Reply

5. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

Open Book4 and Book2 from attached.

Xlent's formula in D1 and my in E1  Register To Reply

6. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

My Apologies. I downloaded the files I attached and inadvertently never saved them as book2 and book 4

Thanks very much for your guys help.  Register To Reply

7. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

leave it blank mean 0

Iferror(match(index(,0),0)),"")

0, for index is for select every rows/columns
0, for match is for exact match
"", of iferror is to show blank text if error.  Register To Reply

8. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

Thanks for the explanation

Just one more thing that I overlooked

What does 1 after match mean and what is the significance of the * after the ) represent ?   Register To Reply

9. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

\$A\$1:\$A\$100=A1 gives {true;…;false} when multiply with 1 or other {true;…;false}

True*True = 1
True*False = 0
False*False= 0

Only all conditions are true give 1, the rest are 0
Match 1 to find index row of 1  Register To Reply

10. Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

Thanks for the explanation, which makes sense now  Register To Reply