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    Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    I have a spreadsheet in which the rows are unique individuals with an ID number in column A. There are 79 columns and each may contain one or more drugs that I am searching for (e.g. "morphine" and "baclofen"). I would like to search the spreadsheet for defined words and then express the output as individual ID - drug pairs so that I can see which dugs appear in which individuals rows. I am using excel 2010.
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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    Hello Jon can you please upload a sample work book with atleast 10-15 rows of data and results expected to work with
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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    Something like this .
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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    Hi thanks for that. I've attached an example of the data - its been scrambled and anonymized.
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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    What are the unique IDS and what results you are seeking can you give 2-3 examples

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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    Thanks! Column 1 which is the NCIS number is the unique ID. I have reattached the example with another worksheet called person-drug pairs with some examples.
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    Hello Jon
    in Person-Drug Pairs in cell A1
    copy paste below then hold control and shift and then hit enter to make it array formula and release all three keys and drag down

    =INDEX('Main data sheet'!$A$1:$A$23,MIN(IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(B1,'Main data sheet'!AP2:BZ23)),ROW(AP2:BZ23))))

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    Re: Searching columns for words and then returning row-word combinations

    Thanks Hamesh!

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    mark thread as solved if this satisfies your query

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