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    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

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    Your assistance in this regard is most appreciated
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    Re: Index & Match formula to find first item in Col K tht is not blank or zero

    You might try:

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

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

    Another one, Please try

    =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<>""),),)),"")

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    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


    Kindly amend your formulas

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    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
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    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.

    Xlent Please advise how your formula works from row

    Bo_Ry-Please explain what ,),)),"" means in your formula ?

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    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.

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    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 ?

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    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

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    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

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