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    INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Hi there!

    Struggling with using the INDEX MATCH function in my spreadsheet. My formula is currently returning only the first match result (which is often a blank), and not giving me the results of subsequent matches.

    This is what it looks like. Current formula being used in column X is:

    =INDEX($S$3:$S$300,MATCH($W3,$Q$3:$Q$300,0))

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    Thanks heaps for your help in advance!

    Cheers. :D
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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    In "W3" which criteria. If you provide / attach sample workbook its more helpful.


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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Hi avk, I've added a picture to my first post to make it clearer.

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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Welcome to the forum

    Please attach a sample workbook (not a picture or pasted copy). Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Thank you AliGW. Sample spreadsheet attached to first post. I manually added the desired results in a new column.

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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Try
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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    UPDATE: Actually, just double-checked, this isn't quite working. This seems to only skip the first blank value, but if there are multiple blank values before a filled cell, it still returns a blank cell.

    Thanks so much avk, that worked perfectly!

    Very elegant solution too. You're the best. :D
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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Try this:

    =INDEX($S:$S,AGGREGATE(15,6,ROW($S$3:$S$8)/($S$3:$S$8<>"")/($Q$3:$Q$8=W3),1))

    Or:

    =LOOKUP(2,1/($Q$3:$Q$8=W3)/($S$3:$S$8<>""),$S$3:$S$8)

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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

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    Re: INDEX MATCH to ignore blank cells in array

    Thanks Phuocam!

    I ended up using this formula, and added an IFERROR. Worked perfectly.

    =IFERROR(INDEX($S:$S,AGGREGATE(15,6,ROW($S$3:$S$300)/($S$3:$S$300<>"")/($Q$3:$Q$300=W3),1)),"")

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