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Lookup on different columns and lots of rows

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    Lookup on different columns and lots of rows

    This should be pretty easy but I cant find it:

    I would like to lookup the same name across several columns (about 20) and return the value of a set column for each of the found iterations.
    When there is no match, nothing should be returned.
    The number of Rows are approx 500.
    Typically the same name appears only 20 or 30 times across the entire array. So ideally, the results should be displayed on 20 or 30 rows, not on 500 rows...

    I attach a sample. Hope it clarifies.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Lookup on different columns and lots of rows

    I can able to retrieve only 1 Name match per column

    In B11 cell
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    Drag it down.

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    Re: Lookup on different columns and lots of rows

    Quote Originally Posted by :) Sixthsense :) View Post
    I can able to retrieve only 1 Name match per column

    In B11 cell
    Formula: copy to clipboard
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    Drag it down.

    Thanks Six Sense. To be able to find the results, I created Helper columns (in my case 20) in which a COUNTIF computes the number of iterations on a Name in a single column and then I do a
    =IFERROR(IF(ROWS($E$17:$E18)>$H$16,"",INDEX(E$3:E$8,MATCH(ROWS(E$17:$E18),$H$3:$H$8,0))),"")
    kind of formula which allows me to find all the results in the same column. I then copy-paste 19 times.

    The annoying thing is that my results are spread over 20 columns. At least I have all the results but I would like to have them displayed in a single column to improve readibility.

    I put sample in attachment. I appreciate your help.

    sample forums.xls

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