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how to return mulitple corresponding values
i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a
spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Answer: how to return mulitple corresponding values
You can use the INDEX and MATCH functions together to return multiple corresponding values. Here's how:
Note: If there are no more corresponding values to display, the formula will return an error. To avoid this, you can use the IFERROR function to display a blank cell instead of an error message.
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Hi!
The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if
there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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If the functions in the freely downloadable file at
http://home.pacbell.net are available to your workbook you might consider something like =VLookups(lookup_value,lookup_table,return_value_c olumn) array entered into a column long enough to accommodate the number of occurrences of lookup_value. Alan Beban MetricsShiva wrote: this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,R OW($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Hi!
this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Hey Biff, i've got it working now. the first formula below is the one that
works... i removed the row reference numbers in the first reference to the array... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A:$W,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" This is the formula with the row references... i can't understand why this one doesn't work.... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A2:$W82,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" Thank you so much!! "Metrics" "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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This is the formula with the row references... i can't understand why this
one doesn't work.... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A2:$W82,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" The problem is he ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82) The INDEX function is used to hold the array A2:W82. The actual size of this array is 81 elements. Whe A2:W2 = element 1 A3:W3 = element 2 A4:W4 = element 3 ... A82:W82 = element 81 The first call to the ROW function is used to specify which element to return from the INDEXED array. Since the elements in INDEX are "numbered" starting from 1, so too must the reference used inside the ROW function. If the the refernces are mismatched the results you get can and will be incorrect. (unless you have dumb luck on your side!) So: ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82) should be written as: ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$1:$A$81) Another thing, you don't need the sheet name or the columns because you're not actually referencing any physical location. The ROW function is just a means to return an array of numbers equal to the size of the INDEXED array. ROW($1:$81) Here's another way to look at it: Assume the indexed range was A247:W327. This array STILL contains 81 elements so: =INDEX(A247:W327,............................ROW($ 1:$81)...............) This is usually where people make mistakes with type of formula. Once you understand how it works, it's a very simple formula. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... Hey Biff, i've got it working now. the first formula below is the one that works... i removed the row reference numbers in the first reference to the array... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A:$W,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" This is the formula with the row references... i can't understand why this one doesn't work.... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A2:$W82,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" Thank you so much!! "Metrics" "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
I cannot get any of this to work in Excel. I need to lookup a name in Column
A that appears multiple times and bring back each of the values (number) in Column B. Please send to email. "Biff" wrote: This is the formula with the row references... i can't understand why this one doesn't work.... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A2:$W82,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" The problem is he ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82) The INDEX function is used to hold the array A2:W82. The actual size of this array is 81 elements. Whe A2:W2 = element 1 A3:W3 = element 2 A4:W4 = element 3 ... A82:W82 = element 81 The first call to the ROW function is used to specify which element to return from the INDEXED array. Since the elements in INDEX are "numbered" starting from 1, so too must the reference used inside the ROW function. If the the refernces are mismatched the results you get can and will be incorrect. (unless you have dumb luck on your side!) So: ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82) should be written as: ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$1:$A$81) Another thing, you don't need the sheet name or the columns because you're not actually referencing any physical location. The ROW function is just a means to return an array of numbers equal to the size of the INDEXED array. ROW($1:$81) Here's another way to look at it: Assume the indexed range was A247:W327. This array STILL contains 81 elements so: =INDEX(A247:W327,............................ROW($ 1:$81)...............) This is usually where people make mistakes with type of formula. Once you understand how it works, it's a very simple formula. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... Hey Biff, i've got it working now. the first formula below is the one that works... i removed the row reference numbers in the first reference to the array... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A:$W,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" This is the formula with the row references... i can't understand why this one doesn't work.... "=INDEX('Cancel Push compiled'!$A2:$W82,SMALL(IF('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82=Sheet1!$A$2,ROW('Cancel Push compiled'!$A$2:$A$82)),ROW(1:1)),11)" Thank you so much!! "Metrics" "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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That still does not work for me. Am I missing something?
I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would,
hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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That worked...thanks
"Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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You're welcome!
Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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One more question please....
If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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=INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5)
Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just
the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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You can do that, however, since the formula returns possible multiple
results for each lookup value you'd have to use another formula (the same one, just change =$A$60 to the next cell reference). Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
Do you have code to do this dynamic? and loop inside of another llop?
"Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Why don't you send me your file so I can see what your trying to do!
Let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... Do you have code to do this dynamic? and loop inside of another llop? "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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did you get the speadsheet I sent?
"Biff" wrote: Why don't you send me your file so I can see what your trying to do! Let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... Do you have code to do this dynamic? and loop inside of another llop? "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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did you get the speadsheet I sent?
Yes, I'll take a look at it tonight. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... did you get the speadsheet I sent? "Biff" wrote: Why don't you send me your file so I can see what your trying to do! Let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... Do you have code to do this dynamic? and loop inside of another llop? "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Biff,
I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your
data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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biff 
you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ....and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0"
Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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biff,
thanks for your help...getting an error. here is what you recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...here is my exact formula (Array entered) =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B18))) its still bringing back values from range 2 if range 3 is 0. in the formula, it looks like were mutliplying the rng2 valule by the corresponding value in rng3, however the rng2 value is not a number. it is in most cases text. not sure if that is the problem. maybe we can just check to see if rng3 is 0? i tried this, but syntax wasn't right. any thoughts? thanks in advance, g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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"Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
Morning Biff. Thanks for the reply. Getting and error. Here's what you
recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$Z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) this is my exact formula (array entered): =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B87))) it looks like we're mutiplying rng3 x corresponding value in rng1. one of the issues is rng1 is text. is there a way to just check to see if rng3 is greater than "0". i tried, but now luck. any thoughts? g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Hi
Your problem lies in the last part of the formula. The argument for the SMALL() function that Biff proposed was ROW(A1) which would be 1, but would be stepped up to 2, 3 etc. as you copied down. In this posting you are using ROW('PO Detail'!B87) and in your previous posting ROW('PO Detail'!B87) Change to ROW(A1) and it should work. (N.B. It doesn't need to have any sheet reference, as it is not being used to refer to any particular cell, it is just a method of getting the smallest, 2nd smallest etc.)  Regards Roger Govier "gfactor" wrote in message ... Morning Biff. Thanks for the reply. Getting and error. Here's what you recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$Z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) this is my exact formula (array entered): =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B87))) it looks like we're mutiplying rng3 x corresponding value in rng1. one of the issues is rng1 is text. is there a way to just check to see if rng3 is greater than "0". i tried, but now luck. any thoughts? g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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thanks for the input roger. the b87 ref was due to the fact that i was
copying the formula from the 87th row in my list. however it did set it back to a1 and i'm showing below the formula from the 1st row in my range. however i am still getting results of items for which the value in G$1:G$500 corresponding to rng2 is 0. =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!G$1:G$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW(A1))) thanks in advance for any help. g "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Your problem lies in the last part of the formula. The argument for the SMALL() function that Biff proposed was ROW(A1) which would be 1, but would be stepped up to 2, 3 etc. as you copied down. In this posting you are using ROW('PO Detail'!B87) and in your previous posting ROW('PO Detail'!B87) Change to ROW(A1) and it should work. (N.B. It doesn't need to have any sheet reference, as it is not being used to refer to any particular cell, it is just a method of getting the smallest, 2nd smallest etc.)  Regards Roger Govier "gfactor" wrote in message ... Morning Biff. Thanks for the reply. Getting and error. Here's what you recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$Z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) this is my exact formula (array entered): =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B87))) it looks like we're mutiplying rng3 x corresponding value in rng1. one of the issues is rng1 is text. is there a way to just check to see if rng3 is greater than "0". i tried, but now luck. any thoughts? g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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Hi
Biff posted =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ^^^^^ You posted =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500, SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)* ('PO Detail'!G$1:G$5000), ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW(A1))) You therefore seem to have =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng1)))),ROW(A1))) ^^^^^ This should not affect the result as it is only a way of getting an array of results corresponding with the size of your table. It certainly doesn't affect results with the original sample of data you posted, which works perfectly with Biff's formula using rng1 or rng2 I don't know what your full set of data contains. I presume $B$3 does contain the value you are looking for. It should work OK. Did you use Ctrl+Shift+Enter to make it an array formula when you amended? You say you are getting an error, what error is it coming up with?  Regards Roger Govier "gfactor" wrote in message ... thanks for the input roger. the b87 ref was due to the fact that i was copying the formula from the 87th row in my list. however it did set it back to a1 and i'm showing below the formula from the 1st row in my range. however i am still getting results of items for which the value in G$1:G$500 corresponding to rng2 is 0. =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!G$1:G$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW(A1))) thanks in advance for any help. g "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Your problem lies in the last part of the formula. The argument for the SMALL() function that Biff proposed was ROW(A1) which would be 1, but would be stepped up to 2, 3 etc. as you copied down. In this posting you are using ROW('PO Detail'!B87) and in your previous posting ROW('PO Detail'!B87) Change to ROW(A1) and it should work. (N.B. It doesn't need to have any sheet reference, as it is not being used to refer to any particular cell, it is just a method of getting the smallest, 2nd smallest etc.)  Regards Roger Govier "gfactor" wrote in message ... Morning Biff. Thanks for the reply. Getting and error. Here's what you recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$Z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) this is my exact formula (array entered): =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B87))) it looks like we're mutiplying rng3 x corresponding value in rng1. one of the issues is rng1 is text. is there a way to just check to see if rng3 is greater than "0". i tried, but now luck. any thoughts? g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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in the formula, it looks like were mutliplying the rng2
valule by the corresponding value in rng3, however the rng2 value is not a number. it is in most cases text. not sure if that is the problem. No, it's not a problem. It's not actually multiplying numbers. It's multiplying logical tests that return either TRUE or FALSE. For example: ('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000) This will return an array like this: (TRUE)*(TRUE) (TRUE)*(FALSE) (FALSE)*(TRUE) (FALSE)*(FALSE) These logicals are multiplied together and result in an array of 1's or 0's where 1 evalautes to the value_if_true and 0 evaluates to the value_if_false. The value_if_true is a number from 1 to 500 that's derived from this expression: ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)) When the value_if_true condition is met then the corresponding numbers from that expression are then passed to the Small function. ..here is my exact formula (Array entered) =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B18))) If you're not using dynamic named ranges then I would "dummy down" this portion: ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)) To: ROW($1:$500) You don't actually need the sheet name or the cell references but you'll see where some people use them just for a better understanding. Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff, thanks for your help...getting an error. here is what you recommended: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ..here is my exact formula (Array entered) =INDEX('PO Detail'!D$1:D$500,SMALL(IF(('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500=$B$3)*('PO Detail'!K$1:K$5000),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS('PO Detail'!B$1:B$500)))),ROW('PO Detail'!B18))) its still bringing back values from range 2 if range 3 is 0. in the formula, it looks like were mutliplying the rng2 valule by the corresponding value in rng3, however the rng2 value is not a number. it is in most cases text. not sure if that is the problem. maybe we can just check to see if rng3 is 0? i tried this, but syntax wasn't right. any thoughts? thanks in advance, g "Biff" wrote: i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" Try this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF((Rng1=$z$1)*(Rng30),ROW(INDI RECT("1:"&ROWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... biff  you nailed it kid. got the result i was looking for in terms of being able to have a variable length array. here's my next question: lets assume my formula reads as follows: =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$z$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) ...and my data looks like this: a(rng2) b(rng1) c (rng4) 1 y1 p1 5 2 x1 p2 1 3 y1 p3 0 4 z1 p4 3 5 q1 p5 4 if my $z$1 value is "y1"...the formula returns 2 data sets: y1 p1 y1 p3 the thing is, i only want the result delivered if the value in (rng3) is "0" can you help me? thanks in advance. g "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
Looked at some of you responses regarding excel and you seem very
knowledgeable. Have a question involving a lookup. Scenario Two Sheets Sheet one Has an invoice number on it. Sheet two Has a check number that may or may not have paid multiple invoices. It is listed this way. Column 1 column 2 column 3 et all Check number invoice number invoice number What I would like to do is use a lookup on sheet one that checks sheet two for the invoice number (separate invoice numbers are located in columns B through whatever) and returns what check it was paid on (checks located in the left most column). Cant figure out an easy way to do it and was wondering if you had any ideas. Regards, jb "Biff" wrote: You can use dynamic ranges that automatically adjust as the size of your data set changes. See instructions he http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic Then the formula would be something like this: (array entered) =INDEX(Rng2,SMALL(IF(Rng1=$D$1,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&R OWS(Rng2)))),ROW(A1))) Biff "gfactor" wrote in message ... Biff, I'm using your formula: =INDEX($B$1:$B$190,SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$190=$D$1,ROW($ A$1:$A$190)),ROW(A1))) My question is this: Can the ranges $B$1:$B$190 and A$1:$A$190 be named ranges with variable amounts of data? I export data out of our accounting and want to use the formula, but the number of data points changes. It seems that the function only works if all the cells between $b$1 and $b$190 have data. Am i missing something? thanks in advance, greg "Biff" wrote: Hi! this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. The sheet does not need to be sorted and it doesn't matter if there are dupe return values. Post the *EXACT* formula that you tried. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. have you got anything else? Pivot table or filter Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... this formula works if the sheet is sorted by the value i'm looking up and if there are no duplicates in the field I want returned. Otherwise i get either incorrect values returned or errors.. basically, i have a sheet listing jobs scheduled by managers. I want to be able to look up the manager's name and return a list of all the job's scheduled and the dates they were scheduled on. I then want to include this in a weekly dashboard for the 50+ managers i'm monitoring. Thanks for the response, but have you got anything else? "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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how to return mulitple corresponding values
I'm also trying to do this. I need to lookup a value in one column that
returns multiple values in the second column, but I want to list it out with "^" between the values. I need to do this dynamically for multiple lookup values. Can you help me? "Biff" wrote: You can do that, however, since the formula returns possible multiple results for each lookup value you'd have to use another formula (the same one, just change =$A$60 to the next cell reference). Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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You need to be more specific and provide some details.
 Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Melanie" wrote in message ... I'm also trying to do this. I need to lookup a value in one column that returns multiple values in the second column, but I want to list it out with "^" between the values. I need to do this dynamically for multiple lookup values. Can you help me? "Biff" wrote: You can do that, however, since the formula returns possible multiple results for each lookup value you'd have to use another formula (the same one, just change =$A$60 to the next cell reference). Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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I have reoccuring group names in column A and multiple names (i.e tvalko,
debih, biff, etc.) in column B for each group. There can be one name or unlimited names for a group. I want to identify the name s for each different group and obtain the list on one line (tvalko^debih^biff) with carats as delimeters. "T. Valko" wrote: You need to be more specific and provide some details.  Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Melanie" wrote in message ... I'm also trying to do this. I need to lookup a value in one column that returns multiple values in the second column, but I want to list it out with "^" between the values. I need to do this dynamically for multiple lookup values. Can you help me? "Biff" wrote: You can do that, however, since the formula returns possible multiple results for each lookup value you'd have to use another formula (the same one, just change =$A$60 to the next cell reference). Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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There can be...unlimited names for a group.
Well, that's not good! You have to narrow down "unlimited". There is a free addin available that has a function that will do this but the resulting string is *limited* to no more than 255 characters. So, that means "tvalko^debih^biff" can't be more than 255 chars. Are you interested in this?  Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Melanie" wrote in message ... I have reoccuring group names in column A and multiple names (i.e tvalko, debih, biff, etc.) in column B for each group. There can be one name or unlimited names for a group. I want to identify the name s for each different group and obtain the list on one line (tvalko^debih^biff) with carats as delimeters. "T. Valko" wrote: You need to be more specific and provide some details.  Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Melanie" wrote in message ... I'm also trying to do this. I need to lookup a value in one column that returns multiple values in the second column, but I want to list it out with "^" between the values. I need to do this dynamically for multiple lookup values. Can you help me? "Biff" wrote: You can do that, however, since the formula returns possible multiple results for each lookup value you'd have to use another formula (the same one, just change =$A$60 to the next cell reference). Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... I would like to copy down and do this for all the values in the list not just the value from A60 "Biff" wrote: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) Use this: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)ROW(A$2)+1),ROWS($1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? What do you mean? Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... One more question please.... If the fromula: =INDEX($A2:$H15,SMALL(IF($A$2:$A$15=$A$60,ROW($A$2 :$A$15)),ROW(1:1)),5) can I change $A$2:$A$15=$A$60 to look up a range? "Biff" wrote: You're welcome! Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That worked...thanks "Biff" wrote: Type the formula then, instead of hitting ENTER like you normally would, hold down both the CTRL key AND the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. When done properly Excel will enclose the formula in squihhly braces { }. You can't just type these braces in, you MUST use the key combination to produce them. If you're still having problems I'll be glad to look at your file and see if I can figure it out. Just let me know how to contact you. Biff "Debi H" wrote in message ... That still does not work for me. Am I missing something? I did the key stroke of (CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) 1ST Entered the formula and I get the VALUE error "Biff" wrote: Hi! The basic formula is something like this: Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER: =INDEX(B$1:B$10,SMALL(IF(A$1:A$10=lookup_value,ROW ($1:$10)),ROW(1:1))) Then copy down. Where column A contains the lookup_value and column B contains the values to be returned. Need more specific details to offer a more robust suggestion. Biff "MetricsShiva" wrote in message ... i want to look up a name that occurs several times in one column of a spreadsheet and return corresponding values from each row the name occurs on. Vlookup returns only one value. How can I get multiple values? 
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