Hi!

I have a test where the results depend on certain parameters such as sizes (S, M, L), colours (R, Y and G), and finally shapes (Round or Flat).

The results have been tabulated and I now wish to group some results based on one or 2 of the parameters so that for example, I would get one column for all the values I obtained for the small green items ( fat or round), another for the small Red items, and one column for the small yellow items.

I need the values to be then sorted from smallest to largest in each column. The latter I can do using small, and if the columns were grouped easily, I could simply use the "SMALL" function, with the range spanning over the required columns, and I would get my column. My problem is when you want to change the conditions, you then need to reshuffle the columns to group them accordingly. The only other option I could think of was using an "IF" statement, but then the “SMALL” function needs to be entered as an array formula which slows down the calculations dramatically. Is there an easy way to get about this? I am quite desperate as there are quite a few trials and I am at loss as how to proceed with the least possible manual “shuffling” to ensure there is no mistakes!

Thanks for helping me out!

Danièle

I have attached a sample sheet to help.

small-example.xlsm