Solved

Excel formula help - vlookup maybe?

Posted on 2011-02-28
2
287 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
not sure if vlookup is what i want here, but here's what i need:

A    B    C    D
5
6          1
7                 2
8     3
9                 4

i need a formula that will look at a value (X) and compare to table above.  If X is in column A, set = X.  If X is in column B, C, or D, set = to the corresponding value in column A.  So, if X=2, set = 7 or if X=5, set = 5.
0
Comment
Question by:darrennelson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
barry houdini earned 125 total points
ID: 35001938
Hello darren,

If your table is in A1:D5 and the "lookup value" is in A8 then you can use this "array formula"

=INDEX(A$1:A$5,SMALL(IF(A$1:D$5=A8,ROW(A$1:D$5)-ROW(A$1)+1),1))

confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

If you want to avoid error values if the lookup value isn't in the table then switch to a version like this

=IF(COUNTIF(A$1:D$5,A8),INDEX(A$1:A$5,SMALL(IF(A$1:D$5=A8,ROW(A$1:D$5)-ROW(A$1)+1),1)),"No Match")

That will return "No match" if lookup value doesn't exist

see attached

regards, barry
26853833.xls
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:darrennelson
ID: 35002683
exactly what i was looking for, thanks
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

689 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question