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    Index match help needed

    Hello all

    Looking for some help on a formula

    Using the following table below i would like to find the corresponding color that is associated with a certain set of criterias.

    For example if the question was for WK3 which color is the number 1 color.

    I was using index/match however i could find a way for the match function to find the corresponding column based on "wk3" as the criteria

    Wk1 Wk2 Wk3
    4 1 3 Red
    3 2 6 Blue
    1 3 2 Green
    5 4 1 Yellow
    6 5 4 Black
    2 6 5 Brown

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks
    James

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    Re: Index match help needed

    If you are using index and match for this data. Your data is not suitable.

    But if this is your data and your request is to find which color is rank first in week 3, you will require some other formula.

    To arrange the data to be suitable for index and match. It look like this

    1 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3
    1 Red Blue Yellow
    2 Blue Yellow Green
    3 Yellow Green Black
    4 Green Black White
    5 Black White Red
    6 White Red Blue

    If you are unable to rearrange your data, the formula that I could provide would be slightly complicated than index and match.
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    Re: Index match help needed

    thanks for the reply. unfortunately the data is organized this way and it is a part of a large set of data which would be cumbersome to rearrange as you suggested. Could you point me in the direction of this complicated formula you mention?

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    Re: Index match help needed

    hi James, try:
    =INDEX(D2:D7,MATCH(1,INDEX((A2:A7,B2:B7,C2:C7),,,MATCH("Wk3",A1:C1,0)),0))

    the one in red font can be referred to a cell reference too

    Edit: or another like
    =INDEX(D2:D7,MATCH(1,INDEX(A2:C7,,MATCH("wk1",A1:C1,0)),0))
    Last edited by benishiryo; 12-06-2012 at 05:44 AM.

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    Re: Index match help needed

    try :
    =Offset(a1,match("1",c2:c7,0),match("Wk3",a1:c1,0)-1))

    change ranges and references to actual

    Hope this helps

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    =Index(A1:C7,match("1",c1:c7,0),match("Wk3",a1:c1,0))
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    Re: Index match help needed

    Benishiryo - Thanks for the help. I am all set now. Very much appreciated.

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