Formula for a Matrix

Posted on 2013-05-27
Last Modified: 2013-05-28

I was wondering what formula would be useful for a matrix (please see attached).  For example, if the likelyhood is rare, and the consequence is insignificant then the answer would be L (cell E42).  

Would anyone have a suggestion of the best formula to use?


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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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If A1 and A2 contain the words "Rare" and "Insignificant" then you can use

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use of index and match like this example

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If in the spreadsheet you have a list with the varibale combos
ie. Rows 11 and 12 below
A                       B                       C
Likelihood      Consequence      
Rare                       Insignificant        L

Then in C12 the formula reads

See attached sample file
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your should "lock" the data range in the formula with absolute reference in order to be able to copy the formula properly.

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Thank you, and apologies for the delay in responding.

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