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    simple MATCH formula fails on array

    this should be very simple. please see attached XLS.
    why can't A8 find the value in the table? am i missing something?
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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

    Try this........

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    Or with Index-Match try this......

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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

    neither of those formulas return the correct answer (which should be 1). the idea is simply to find the relative position of the minimum value in an array.

    MATCH is working on single-column or single-row ranges but as soon as i try 2 columns or 2 rows it returns #NA.

    i have tried using absolute cell references ($) which didn't help either. i don't get it, i used to do this and it always worked.

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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

    Match works on a single column or row, it does not work on an array like that

    You could perhaps try something like this?
    =IFERROR(MATCH(A7,A1:A5,0),MATCH(A7,B1:B5,0))
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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

    OK. Try this...........This is an array formula so need to confirmed by Ctrl+Shift+Enter

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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

    thanks, i see what you are getting at and i think i could tweak that to make it work.

    what is working for me is to divide and conquer: first, find the min value for each row of the 8 columns (individually) and put this into a cell. then find the min value of the 3 results.

    thanks again and happy new year

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    Re: simple MATCH formula fails on array

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