Excel formula to get value from the latest/highest day of a month returning errors

Posted on 2011-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
In the sheet "monthly" of the attached file I have entered a formula (column b, yellow colourred) that should get the data from the sheet "wdme" at the intersection of the cell values of B1 and An.

An contains month-end-dates, but sheet "wdme" shows several working days of the respective month not necessarily including the last calendar day.

For any reason, my formulas returns either an #N/A error or 0.0%... probably a stupid first school year error again, but I have been unable to find out...

I would be grateful for an amended formula that avoids the error and just gathers the value from the latest/highest day / last that appears in row 1 of sheet wdme of the respective month.

Question by:BrdgBldr
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by:Patrick Matthews
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No attachment :)

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Ok, Patrick, without attachment, 125 points is a bit meager... ;-)
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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Hello BrdgBldr,

You have the MATCH functions the wrong way round....and the wrong one has as 3rd argument too, try this formula in B2 copied down


regards, barry
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by:barry houdini
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sorry, garbled my text...I meant to say that you also have the 3rd arguments wrong - the date look needs 1, the text lookup needs 0 for an exact match


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ID: 34939009
thanks a lot Barry!

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