Combining formula results to create a dynamic index

Randy_22

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Hello and thanks for reading.

In one column I am using the match function to match an item on one list to an item on another, returning the index of the matched item. Now since there are multiple occurrences of items on the second list I want to have a second column that seeks to find a match that may occur after the first match. So I want the match array in the second column to begin on the row after that which was provided in the first column. That is why I included the match function from the first column which is underlined here. this is what I came up with:

=MATCH(F2, "'Extra Parts Summary'!C"&"(MATCH(F2,'Extra Parts Summary'!C$2:C$299,0))+1":C299,0)

I want the result of the formula from the first column +1 to combine with the column index C using the ampersand and for the match formula to search from that point to the end of the list on the second page. But I can't get it to work. The text I highlighted red is the problem I believe. Any help is appreciated!:rolleyes:

Thanks
 

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Snakehips

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Randy_22,

You will need to use the INDIRECT function if you are to build a reference in that way.
Unless I've typo'd then try....


=MATCH(F2,INDIRECT( "'Extra Parts Summary'!C"&MATCH(F2,'Extra Parts Summary'!C$2:C$299,0)+1&":C299"),0)

Hope that helps.
 

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