How to remove the requirement of CSE in this formula

How do I change this formula, so that it does not require array-entry (the keystroke of CSE).

=LOOKUP(2,1/(MIN(IF((MONTH(Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002)=Sheet1!$G3)*Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002>0,(MONTH(Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002)=Sheet1!$G3)*Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002))=Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002),Sheet1!$D$3:$D$1002)
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FloraAsked:
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi,

I cannot see the string CSE anywhere in there.

Maybe copy / paste again from a cell that does contain that?

Thanks,

Alan.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Are you trying to ask how to convert it from an array formula?

If so, what are you actually trying to achieve?  What is the problem with it?

Alan.
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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
I tried the following non-CSE formula, and its results agreed with your CSE formula using my test data:
=LOOKUP(2,1/(AGGREGATE(15,6,Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002/((MONTH(Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002)=Sheet1!$G3)*(Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002>0)),1)=Sheet1!$C$3:$C$1002),Sheet1!$D$3:$D$1002)

AGGREGATE requires Excel 2010 or later.
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FloraAuthor Commented:
byundt,  you are truly a genius!  I almost believed that it is impossible but you really surprised me.

Thanks a Million.  You did it even without the actual sample workbook. thanks again.
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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Flora,
Thanks for the kind words!

It took me a while to figure out what the original formula was trying to do. You might have gotten an answer sooner (before I got involved) had you offered an explanation.

Brad
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FloraAuthor Commented:
Thanks byundt.

Wish you a very good weekend!
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