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

Posted on 2014-07-18
Last Modified: 2014-07-18
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:

Please see attached.
Question by:cssc1
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NBVC earned 125 total points
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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.



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:

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by:Glenn Ray
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Wait a you want to see the cell addresses containing the non-blank values?  That would be different...
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by:Ejgil Hedegaard
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The row reference 1 should be in front of Small
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.
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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]):

Example workbook updated.

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Glenn Ray earned 250 total points
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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.


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