# Best Price Search

##### New Member
Hello,
on sheet 1 I have a list of suppliers in column A, products in column b, volume of product in column c, price in column d, and costs per various units in columns e and f.
On the following sheets, I am trying to cost out various things and am trying to refer back to the price list from sheet 1. So on sheet 2, column a has the product, column b has the volume, and in column d is where i am trying to write formula to search for the product from column a on sheet 1 and return the one with the lowest price (most products have multiple entries from multiple suppliers). Ideally, column e would have a formula to reflect the supplier of that best price. I have tried to index match, and incorporate a min function but I can't seem to accomplish what I am trying to do.

Andy

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#### mrshl9898

##### Well-known Member
Sounds like this is what you were trying to do. Are all the prices unique though?

D2 =MINIFS(Sheet1!D:D,Sheet1!B:B,A2,Sheet1!C:C,B2)
E2 =INDEX(Sheet1!A:A,MATCH(C2,Sheet1!D:D,0),1)

#### mrshl9898

##### Well-known Member
If there are duplicates, thanks to Jonmo1

E2 =INDEX(Sheet1!A:A,MATCH(1,INDEX((Sheet1!B:B=A2)*(Sheet1!C:C=B2),,),0))

##### New Member
If there are duplicates, thanks to Jonmo1

E2 =INDEX(Sheet1!A:A,MATCH(1,INDEX((Sheet1!B:B=A2)*(Sheet1!C:C=B2),,),0))

Thank you, the above suggestion worked, although I am not entirely sure about the duplicates. Do you mean for example if two suppliers offered the same price for the same item? This is not likely, although it is not impossible.

##### New Member

Thank you, the above suggestion worked, although I am not entirely sure about the duplicates. Do you mean for example if two suppliers offered the same price for the same item? This is not likely, although it is not impossible
to clarify-- by above suggestion I meant the first one with minifs and index(match)

##### New Member
something else to clarify because i think i understand this-- the volume of product on sheet1 is the volume that the supplier sells it in, but the volume on sheet2,3,4etc is the volume needed for the job, so these do not match each other.

##### New Member
something else to clarify because i think i understand this-- the volume of product on sheet1 is the volume that the supplier sells it in, but the volume on sheet2,3,4etc is the volume needed for the job, so these do not match each other.
i got it, thanks so much!!!

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