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    Question INDIRECT and MATCH and OFFSET?

    Hi there!

    Thanks in advance for any help on this but, I have a column of names and in the next column would like to return the previous name. I am trying to attach a brief xls but basically:
    Col 1 Col2
    NAME A = NO RESULT
    NAME A = NO RESULT
    NAME A = NO RESULT
    NAME B = NAME A
    NAME B = NAME A
    NAME B = NAME A
    NAME B = NAME A
    NAME C = NAME B
    NAME C = NAME B
    NAME C = NAME B
    etc

    I have tried =INDIRECT("c" & ROW() - 1) and some various "OFFSET" formulas but because the list of name does not always follow a pattern the formula needs to be able to recognise the name and return the previous name. Make sense?

    Many thanks, in advance

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    Re: INDIRECT and MATCH and OFFSET?

    One way - in D2 drag copied down:

    =IF(A2=1,"No Result",VLOOKUP(A2-1,A$2:C2,3,0))
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    Re: INDIRECT and MATCH and OFFSET?

    Amazing! Thank you ...

    I would never have been able to sort that out. This is the best forum ever!

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    Re: INDIRECT and MATCH and OFFSET?

    You’re welcome!

    It takes years of nerdy practice ...

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