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Old December 14th 05, 11:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default How do I search excel spreadsheets using multiple search criteria.

I am trying to extract data from a spreadsheet using a search function that
has two search criteria. For example, I have a worksheet filled with
employee performance data and need to extract data to a table based employee
name AND date. Something similar to VLOOKUP but with two filters instead of
one.

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Old December 14th 05, 11:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default How do I search excel spreadsheets using multiple search criteria.

You can use this kind of syntax:

=index(othersheet!$c$1:$c$100,
match(1,(a2=othersheet!$a$1:$a$100)*(b2=othersheet !$b$1:$b$100),0))
(one cell)

This is an array formula. Hit ctrl-shift-enter instead of enter. If you do it
correctly, excel will wrap curly brackets {} around your formula. (don't type
them yourself.)

Adjust the range to match--but you can't use the whole column.

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I am trying to extract data from a spreadsheet using a search function that
has two search criteria. For example, I have a worksheet filled with
employee performance data and need to extract data to a table based employee
name AND date. Something similar to VLOOKUP but with two filters instead of
one.


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Hi!

One way:

Entered as an array using the key combo of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER:

=INDEX(C1:C10,MATCH(1,(A1:A10="employee_name")*(B1 :B10=some_date),0))

C1:C10 is the range in which the data you want to extract is found.

Better to use cells to hold the criteria:

D1 = Bob Jones
E1 = 12/12/2005

=INDEX(C1:C10,MATCH(1,(A1:A10=D1)*(B1:B10=E1),0))

Biff

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I am trying to extract data from a spreadsheet using a search function that
has two search criteria. For example, I have a worksheet filled with
employee performance data and need to extract data to a table based
employee
name AND date. Something similar to VLOOKUP but with two filters instead
of
one.



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Default How do I search excel spreadsheets using multiple search criteria.

To give a little more info:
Table is in the range A3:U17 (will gain another row daily)
Criteria 1 (date) is in column B
Criteria 2 (agent name) is in column E.

I need a function that given Agent X on Date Y it will retrieve the data Z
from the appropriate row.

"Kasper" wrote:

I am trying to extract data from a spreadsheet using a search function that
has two search criteria. For example, I have a worksheet filled with
employee performance data and need to extract data to a table based employee
name AND date. Something similar to VLOOKUP but with two filters instead of
one.

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Old December 15th 05, 01:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Beautiful! Thanks guys!

"Kasper" wrote:

To give a little more info:
Table is in the range A3:U17 (will gain another row daily)
Criteria 1 (date) is in column B
Criteria 2 (agent name) is in column E.

I need a function that given Agent X on Date Y it will retrieve the data Z
from the appropriate row.

"Kasper" wrote:

I am trying to extract data from a spreadsheet using a search function that
has two search criteria. For example, I have a worksheet filled with
employee performance data and need to extract data to a table based employee
name AND date. Something similar to VLOOKUP but with two filters instead of
one.



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