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# I need an excel formula using index match

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I am trying to use an index match formula that references a range of cells on another tab, but cant seem to get the syntax right. See the attached example.

I want to index Column C on the Projects tab with a Code on the Summary Tab to return the amount in column D (shaded yellow) for the respective Code.

I am trying to make an example without actual data. I am trurning values, but they are for the incorrect amounts so I figured it might be better if I just start over.

Here is the prodcution formula i was using that returns incorrect totals :=INDEX(Projects!\$U\$10:\$U\$275,MATCH(\$B4,\$B\$500:\$B\$1500,0))

EX-Exch-Test.xlsx
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Use this formula:

=SUMIFS(Projects!C10:C29,Projects!A\$10:A\$29,A4,Projects!B\$10:B\$29,B4)

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Sorry, I gave you a formula that give you a total.

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What, exactly, are you in need of?

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OK, I know I did a poor job of explaing so here is another attempt. On the Summary tab, the name has a drop down. I have the index match set for colum b and column C. I wanted to have the same for column D. Colum D would ference the Projects tab, C10:C29 for the cost figure that relates to that specific code.

For Example:  On the summary tab, If I select project 130, it returns Code 91008, Status "Closed" and the Amount (from the Projects tab) should be \$1,008.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 200 total points
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Try this formula:

=SUMIFS(Projects!C\$10:C\$29,Projects!A\$10:A\$29,A4,Projects!B\$10:B\$29,B4)

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are you looking for a vlookup?

try this:

=VLOOKUP(A4,Projects!A10:C29,3,FALSE) and drag down
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KnutsonBM earned 300 total points
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this index formula works as well:

=INDEX(Projects!\$C\$10:\$C\$29,MATCH(Summary!A\$4,Projects!\$A\$10:\$A\$29,0),0)
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sorry, this is the vlookup you would want to use: =VLOOKUP(A4,Projects!\$A\$10:\$C\$29,3,FALSE)
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Author Closing Comment

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Accepting multiple solutions as a couple of worked, just the index worked a lilttle better because of grammar differences in the projects names on the production sheet.

Thanks for all of the support!
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Expert Comment

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Your MATCH array is different to your INDEX array so you will  return a mismatched results.

I believe what you want to do is this:-

=INDEX(Projects!\$C\$10:\$C\$275,MATCH(B4,Projects!\$B\$10:\$B\$275,0))

It goes in D4 on Summary and copy down.

INDEX creates a list of values that you want to return (in this case the Values from Projects in column C) then returns a value from the row you specify which is where MATCH comes in.

MATCH gives you the row number that a specific value appears in a INDEX. So you give it the value you are looking for (B4) then the search index (the Codes from Projects in column B)
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