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    Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Good Morning,

    I am attempting to use the Index/Match to match each instance of "R&D" that is mentioned in Column B (B61:B100) (R&D Summary Tab), which have been pulled from the 'January Tab', and pull its subsequent "Description", "Date" and "$$" into the top 1/2 of the the same form --the "January Section" of the R&D Summary tab. The problem that I am running into, as you might imagine, is that the Index/Match formula is only matching the 1st instance of the "R&D" and not moving on the subsequent matches in the search array.

    I know that I most likely need to use some type of ROW function to help it determine when to move on, however, I am relatively new with excel, so I am struggling with the right combination. I know the solution is not difficult, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I have attached a sample spreadsheet for any possible assistance.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Anyone have any recommendations/solutions? Any help would be be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Since your Column Headers are not unique I am unable to provide single cell formula to which can rotate and get the results.

    All the below are array formula's, so requires Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Thank you Sixthsense! That works great! I really appreciate your help!

    If you don't mind, could you explain how/why you used the ROW and -60 and what the ,ROW (A1) does at the end of the formula?

    What could I have done to make the Column Headers Unique?

    Thank you again!

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    In cell A60 enter as Date

    In A4 cell - array formula - requires Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
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    Drag it to right and down

    Please use Evaluate Formula for better understanding

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Sixthsense,

    I was wondering if you might be able to assist me one more time? I have to run a similar Index/Match as you just assisted me with, but with a different spreadsheet layout, and I am having an issue with working past the duplicates again. I am attempting to modify the formula you helped me with, but I am missing something. Do I need to re-post with a new question?

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Please continue with this thread

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Thanks Sixthsense! I really appreciate the help!

    I attached a sample worksheet of what I am attempting where I am attempting to put the data now.

    I am looking at creating a 3 descending lists (Top 3 Only) from the table on the Left of the spreadsheet (A:H) to the "Dashboard View" on the Right (J1:R12).
    I want to sort the top 3 within each section found on the left "Department" (B6:B23), "Body Part" (B24:B38), "MOI" (B39:B50). This data will be sorted in column L.
    "Department" (L3:L5), Body Part (L6:L8), MOI (L9:L11). I have used the following formula to sort the numbers in that column:
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    That part is working fine.

    I am running into issues again when I am attempting to sort the "match" to the figures in Column B. There are obviously duplicates in the column B, but the corresponding Department, Body Part, or MOI is Unique. I attempted to modify the formula you helped me with last time, but I am running into a few snags where it is not pulling the 2nd or 3rd instance of the "repeated value".... it is only pulling the 1st.
    I would like to pull the corresponding data in Column D that is associated with the numbers in Column B.
    I have been attempting to use the following formula to accomplish this (I began to input the formula into Column K3:K5, K6:K8, and K9:K11 as you will see). I had the following formula variations in each of the following cells in column K (dragging down) with CSE:
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    I may be trying to use a formula that is not appropriate for this dataset, but I am still having significant issues working past the duplicate portions of these search issues.

    I am assuming I am missing a simple step to get this to work correctly, but I may be thinking incorrectly as well!

    Thank you again for your help!
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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    I have various workbooks (sheets) containing same values therein but i can not trace similar entries in the absence of appropriate formula. Please guide me that how can i find similar entries in different workbooks(excel sheets). I am in urgent need of guidance because my annual promotion is subjected to task assigned to me. I will request an urgent and instant favour.

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    Welcome to the Forum, unfortunately:

    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread. It makes sense to have a new thread for your question because a thread with numerous replies can be off putting & difficult to pick out relevant replies.

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    Re: Problems using Index/Match to pull multiple occurrences of "Match" criteria

    I also tried the following formula to navigate through the duplicates, but I continuing having an issue collecting the correct answer for the 3rd result in Ranking.
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    This one is much longer, but a form of this has worked for me in the past, I think my "ROW" determination may be incorrect, but I can't figure out why.

    Thanks for your help.

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