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    Find unique number in columns and return column title

    In the attached file are there three colums with unique data. I want to find the column where the number in A1 exist, and end up with the column name in A2. Do you have any suggestion regarding the formula I can use in A2.

    I know that this can be solved by a lot of IF's, but I prefer something that is easier to check and review.
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    Re: Find unique number in columns and return column title

    If you have just the three columns you could just run three separate tests but in general terms:

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    Re: Find unique number in columns and return column title

    try this formula in a2
    =INDEX(C1:E1,MAX((C1:E11=A1)*COLUMN(C1:E11)-MIN(COLUMN(C1:E11))+1))
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    Re: Find unique number in columns and return column title

    Thanks again both of you :-) This forum is as always very good and I have recommended it to several people.

    I have used martindwilson's answer.

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