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first & last Row Formula

Posted on 2014-03-13
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Hello ,
What is the very good formula to find the first and last occurrence row for the word “Area”? Please see the attached. I am looking for a vba but a direct cell formula
first-last-occurence.xlsx
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by:Rayne
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but a direct cell formula for cell C2 and C3
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For the first row:

=MATCH("Area",$E$1:$E$105,0)

and for the last row, the following as an array formula (entered with Ctrl+Shift+Enter)

=MAX(IF($E$1:$E$105="Area",ROW($E$1:$E$105),0))
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by:Rayne
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thank you :)
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