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lookup function in Excel

Posted on 2014-01-03
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I need find the word in A Column if B Column is equal to "TRUE".  

=Lookup("TRUE", B1:B3, A1:A3) is not working.  I expect to get "Higher Third".   Help is needed.


        A                             B
1 Higher Third      TRUE
2 Middle Third      FALSE
3 Lower Third      FALSE
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LOOKUP needs column B to be listed in alphabetic ascending order for that to work....

Try:

=INDEX(A1:A3,MATCH(TRUE,B1:B3,0))

or

=INDEX(A1:A3,MATCH("TRUE",B1:B3,0))

depending on how TRUE is entered in the cells.
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Works and thanks!
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