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    search for text in colB, starting with next row search for 1st occurrence of specific #

    I want to search for DG in colB, then beginning with the next row search for the first occurrence of 123 in colA and then return 456 in colC.

    I've tried various sumproduct formulae with no luck, i.e. =SUMPRODUCT(--(B5:B200="DG"),--(A5:A200=165),--C5:C200)

    Here's my sample data:

    colA----colB-----colC
    ---------DF
    106--------------229
    123--------------444
    ---------DG
    117--------------678
    123--------------456
    152--------------100
    286--------------750
    123--------------111
    ---------KL
    123--------------677


    Thanks,
    roothog
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    Re: search for text in colB, starting with next row search for 1st occurrence of specific

    With your sample data in A1:C12
    and
    D1: a Col_B value to find.....DG
    D2: a Col_A number fo find...123

    This regular formula finds the Col_C value that corresponds to the first Col_A instance of the D2 value that occurs AFTER the first Col_B instance of the D1 value
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    In the above example, the formula returns: 456
    If you change D1 to "KL", the formula returns: 677

    Is that something you can work with
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    Re: search for text in colB, starting with next row search for 1st occurrence of specific

    try
    =INDEX(C:C,MATCH("dg",B:B,0)+MATCH(123,OFFSET(B1,MATCH("dg",B:B,0),-1,10000),0))
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    Re: search for text in colB, starting with next row search for 1st occurrence of specific

    Wow! First to Ron - That is definitely something I can work with AND...it works like a charm!
    Next to Martin in UK...yours works perfectly as well.

    And I thank you both for such quick responses!

    Now to figure how to post this as solved!!!

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