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    Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Hi everybody

    if i have a tabel with

    a : b
    Apple : 1
    Apple pie : 2
    Tomato : 4

    I want to make a table which returns me 1 & 2 below in seperate cells

    to do that i have the following
    =INDEX($C$2:$C$6, SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($B$8,"*"&$B$2:$B$6&"*"), ROW($B$2:$B$6)-MIN(ROW($B$2:$B$6))+1, ""), ROW(A1)))

    Where B8 is the refence cell Apple

    i wanted to include a wild card ( *Apple)
    However that did not work

    would anybody have an ide how to solve this ?

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    With youe dat in range A1:B3, use this ARRAY formula

    =INDEX(B1:B3;SMALL(IF(A1:A3="*Apple*";ROW(A1:A3));ROW(A1)))
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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Why don't you use vlookup instead? Have a look at the attachment and a thread I have devoted to using advanced vlookup.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    I want to pull the formular until no values containg apple are left. '

    also wehen i try your formular it returns that there is an error and excel selcts B3

    did the formualr work with you ?

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotis1991 View Post
    With youe dat in range A1:B3, use this ARRAY formula

    =INDEX(B1:B3;SMALL(IF(A1:A3="*Apple*";ROW(A1:A3));ROW(A1)))

    I want to pull the formular until no values containg apple are left. '

    also wehen i try your formular it returns that there is an error and excel selcts B3

    did the formualr work with you ?

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Quote Originally Posted by abousetta View Post
    Why don't you use vlookup instead? Have a look at the attachment and a thread I have devoted to using advanced vlookup.

    Hope this helps.

    abousetta
    hm that would work but the actual list has 2000 entrys and i want to retrive the all data for a specific firms (apple) in a seperate sheet


    ps. how do i deleat a post ( posted the same thing twice)

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Do you really use Excel 2003? If yes change my IFERROR formula with if(iserror...
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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Hi 20juls

    How about:
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    Assuming your data is in A1:B3.
    Enter as CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER and copy down.
    Last edited by Kevin UK; 01-25-2013 at 09:12 AM.
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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotis1991 View Post
    Do you really use Excel 2003? If yes change my IFERROR formula with if(iserror...
    Thanks that was a strocke of genius and worked perfectly

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    Re: Index lookup + multiple entrys + wildcard

    You are welcome. Thanks for your kind feedback and also for reb*

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