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Excel MAX IF with Conditions

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Terry RogersFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I have a set of data that I need to do some conditional lookup's on.

For the purpose of this Question I have simplified the data set, and attached a sample file.

The data set is as follows:

Simplified Data Set
What I need to find is the lowest release date where the description contains a particular lookup value.

As an example I would like the earliest release date for the iPad Air.

The first issue I noticed is whatever solution used would potentially return a an incorrect date because of the various differencial model descriptions.

To get around this I added the Generation column to my dataset.

The first formula I need is to lookup the lowest value in the Generation Column where the Description CONTAINS the Lookup Value.

I started by trying this formula:

{=MIN(IF(SEARCH(C3,SampleData[Description])>0,SampleData[Generation]))}

But this returns a #VALUE! error.

Lookup Fields
Once we can get that working, the lookup of the release date should then also include the Generation Lookup Value.

Spreadsheet Screenshot
I have also attached the sample workbook for anyone who can help.

Any advise, or solutions would be very helpful! :)
Sample.xlsx
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