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).

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I cannot see the string CSE anywhere in there.

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


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?

byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
I tried the following non-CSE formula, and its results agreed with your CSE formula using my test data:

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.
byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
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.

FloraAuthor Commented:
Thanks byundt.

Wish you a very good weekend!
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