Excel -- first 3 MIN values (based on two categories)


I need some assistance with a MIN function that screens for the first 3 lowest values (within two categories).

Please see attached XLS for additional details.

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Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
Use this array formula in E1.

=SMALL(IF($A$1:$A$20=LEFT(D1,SEARCH(" ",D1)-1),$B$1:$B$20,10^10),MID(D1,SEARCH("(",D1)+1,1))

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Enter the formula using Ctrl+Shift+Enter, and Excel adds {} to the formula, to show that it is an array formula.
Copy the formula down starting at E2 (or drag).
See sheet with the formula in column F.

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ExpExchHelpAnalystAuthor Commented:
Excellent solution!!   Thank you for your help!
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