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    Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Hi All,

    Here is the example

    COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2 COLUMN 3 COLUMN 4
    10 56 60 12
    20 86 12 8
    30 16 80 60
    40 5 15 4

    Its a 4 column table and i need to look up the highest value in column 4 and return the data of column 3 in a cell. I tried with VLOOKUP but it does not work since the column is not sorted. Is there another way.

    Brgds,
    Last edited by vergrootglas; 10-07-2012 at 10:51 AM. Reason: columns not good centered

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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    =INDEX($C$1:$C$10,MATCH(MAX($D$1:$D$10),$D$1:$D$10,0)) should do it
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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Perhaps
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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Thanks guys works like a charm!

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    ...another thing....how can i change this formula so it will lookup the second highest value and give the data also of the column 3

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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Hi vergrootglas

    Use the LARGE function

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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Thanks to all of you....works perfect now, just what i needed!

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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    try

    =INDEX($C$1:$C$10,MATCH(LARGE($D$1:$D$10,2),$D$1:$D$10,0))

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    Re: Find highest value in unsorted column and return data of other cell

    Your second largest is column 4 is zero and you have got 6 and 8 coresponding.
    Are you happy with the first return as proposed?
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