Return first occurence of match, return the next match on next occurence

Posted on 2016-10-21
Last Modified: 2016-11-12
I have attached a spreadsheet here to demonstrate what I'm trying to do.

I have a list, with a department number and an employee name on one spreadsheet.  More than one employee may work in a department.  

I need to have each person who matches a department show up , I've tried a Vlookup formula however this only returns the first person,  I also tried a match formula,  any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Question by:jgreenlee01
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Expert Comment

ID: 41854716
use this formula, it is array formula so enter it with special key stroke of Control + Shift +Enter

see attached


Author Comment

ID: 41854726
Hi Professor JimJam,

Thank you,  

When I apply this solution to the larger spreadsheet I am not getting the right names produced by the formula.  A random name appears to show up.  What could I be misapplying?

Author Comment

ID: 41854734
This is what my formula looks like when converted to work for the larger spreadsheet

=IFERROR(INDEX('ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!B:B,SMALL(IF(B13='ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!A:A,ROW('ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!B:B)-ROW('ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!$B$2)+1),ROWS('ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!$A$2:A2))),"")
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Author Comment

ID: 41856258
On the test sheet that is attached to the original question, the return appears to be 0 with the Ctrl Shift Enter.
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ID: 41856782
put this formula in C9 and copy down

=IFERROR(INDEX(MyData[Payroll Name],SMALL(IF('Main Street'!B9=MyData[Worked In Department],ROW(MyData[Payroll Name])-ROW('ADP Hours Worked by Dept Report'!$B2)+1),COUNTIF('Main Street'!$B$9:$B9,'Main Street'!$B9))),"")
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