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Why array formula is not working to list the cells that have either text or values in them?

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I am trying to find the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th cells that have either text or data in them from G10:M10.

The array formula I am using is giving me an error:
INDEX($G$10:$M$10;SMALL(IF($G$10:$M$10<>"";COLUMN($G$10:$M$10)-COLUMN($G$10)+1);1))

Please see attached.
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Non-blank-cells.xlsx
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by:NBVC
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Are you confirming with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER?

If that is not the problem, then:

Should you be using the semi-colon ( ; ) or the comma ( , ) ?

If I use semi-colon, I get error, but not if I use comma.

Try:

=IFERROR(INDEX($G$10:$M$10,SMALL(IF($G$10:$M$10<>"",COLUMN($G$10:$M$10)-COLUMN($G$10)+1),ROWS($C$10:$C10))),"")

confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER not  just enter, then copy down to get remaining.
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by:Glenn Ray
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You need to use commas instead of semi-colons.

However, if you want to see the nth items listed, enter this array formula in cell C10 and then copy and paste down to C16:
=IFERROR(INDEX($G$10:$M$10,SMALL(IF($G$10:$M$10<>"",COLUMN($G$10:$M$10)-COLUMN($G$10)+1),ROW()-9)),"")

-Glenn
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by:Glenn Ray
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Wait a minute...do you want to see the cell addresses containing the non-blank values?  That would be different...
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The row reference 1 should be in front of Small
=IFERROR(INDEX($G$10:$M$10,1,SMALL(IF($G$10:$M$10<>"",COLUMN($G$10:$M$10)-COLUMN($G$10)+1),B10)),"")
B10 is the search number 1 to 7 for the Small function, see file

Besides that, my delimiter in formulas are semi-colon.
That depends on country.
Non-blank-cells.xlsx
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by:Glenn Ray
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If you wanted the addresses of the cells with values returned, use this array formula instead ([Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Enter]):
=IFERROR(ADDRESS(10,6+SMALL(IF($G$10:$M$10<>"",COLUMN($G$10:$M$10)-COLUMN($G$10)+1),ROW()-9)),"")

Example workbook updated.


-Glenn
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Ejgil wrote:
Besides that, my delimiter in formulas are semi-colon.
 That depends on country.

Good point; I forgot about that.

-Glenn
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Wow, You guys got it!

Thanks!
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