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How to ignore blanks in an Index/Match Array Formula

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    How to ignore blanks in an Index/Match Array Formula

    Hi everyone,
    I'm using the following formula to look at a range of cells and return the most common text entry. The formula works fine as long as there is text; if there are more blank cells than entries, then it returns a 'blank' and my formula cell is empty. Does anyone have a pointer on how to clean this up so that it ignores blank cells?




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    Re: How to ignore blanks in an Index/Match Array Formula

    Try this array formula**:


    ** array formulas need to be entered using the key
    combination of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER).
    Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key
    then hit ENTER.
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    Re: How to ignore blanks in an Index/Match Array Formula

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