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Merging Lists or ranges of cells in excel

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Greetings all,

I am trying to solve a problem with no VBA at all (this is due to the limitations placed on me by my project

I have cells across spreadsheets that I need to bring under one column.

Therefore, i tried to set up lists for the data, and merge them dynamically using an If statement in an array

=IF(CELL("row")+0>VLOOKUP("Column C Count",A9:B12,2,FALSE)+0,OFFSET(countc,0,0),OFFSET(countd,0,0))

However, when countc has 4 records, then countd has 5, depending on where you are in the master column, the entire row evaluates to that true or false condition

If column C has 1,2,3,4 and D has a,b,c,d,e,f

Then if you are in cell 6 of the array list, and reevaluate, you get a because the if statement evaluates to true, so it should return a, but it evaluates the false path instead, however if you uput the focus of the sheet on the first column, you get 1 as expected

attached is a sample sheet

I am not thrilled about arraylists as I think that is the issue.
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by:SiddharthRout
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Are you trying this?

=IF(CELL("row")>VLOOKUP("Column C Count",$A$1:$B$4,2,FALSE),OFFSET(countc,0,0),OFFSET(countd,0,0))

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Paste the formula in Cell H1 and drag it down.

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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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Did you mean something like this?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Try this file

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Wow, we have company.... or crowd
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by:rg20
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Sid, your answer was my initial try, adding 0 would convert it to ensure integers are being compared.  The if statement in an array list doesn't work as I hoped
Rorya, thanks for the solution
ssaqibh, You solution was excellent as well, but rorya got you by 4 minutes, sorry, and thanks all
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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What matters is that it is working.

Cheers

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