# Excel IF Function? INDEX Function? Trying to return one value in a cell based on another value.

I need to return the month and year from a column, based on the second highest monthly sales figure in another column.

Example-1.xlsx
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:

``````=IFERROR(INDEX(A2:A13,MATCH(LARGE(\$G\$2:\$G\$13,2),G2:G13,0)),"")
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and custom format the formula cell as "mm/yy"
The above formula will return a date which will be displayed in the format "mm/yy" after applying the custom format.

OR
``````=IFERROR(TEXT(INDEX(A2:A13,MATCH(LARGE(\$G\$2:\$G\$13,2),G2:G13,0)),"mm/yy"),"")
``````
The formula will return a text string in the format "mm/yy".
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OwnerAuthor Commented:
This didn't quite work. The formula returned 10/14, when it should have returned 12/14.

I changed the ",2" to a ",1" in your formula, and it works. Thanks.
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome!

I need to return the month and year from a column, based on the second highest monthly sales figure in another column.
This is why I added 2 in there. :)
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