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    =INDIRECT formula

    Hi,
    I currently have formula
    =INDIRECT("'data 24'!A"&(COUNTA('DATA 24'!$A:$A)-(ROW($A$14)-ROW($A4)))+2)

    this looks at sheet 'data 24' and picks up data from column A the 12th from last entry.

    However I have a number of entries that are '0' I would like to ignore these and pick up the 12th last 'text' entry,
    how can I amend the formula to look only for text, rather than numbers??

    Any help greatly appreciated
    Many thanks

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    try using a helper column that tests for text, and use that for the test?
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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    thanks, how would I do this? - thanks

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    not knowing what your data looks like, you will need to adjust this, but something like...

    =if(istext(A1),A1,"")

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    so would this helper column need to be in the column with the current formula in, or in the one it's looking at 'data 24' ?
    thanks

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    To make it clearer, in tab 'data 24' I have following data:
    Column A = team name
    i.e. Arsenal but also sometimes '0'
    formula needs to pick up the 12th last 'text cell' ignoring the '0' values

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

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    file too large, only 2.9mb?

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    to be honest this was a bit of a workaround as nobody responded to my earlier thread regarding MS Query altering my array formulas?
    perhaps you'd be kind enough to take a look at that for me and advise?
    Many thanks

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

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    Re: =INDIRECT formula

    Hi FDIBBINS, thanks for your help thus far. just wondered if you might get chance to look at my other thread on MS Query altering my array formula's?
    would be greatly appreciated - many thanks

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