cwigelsw

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I have having trouble designing an index formula, I have the table and the data setup but cannot get the criteria correct. The biggest problem that I can see is that the lookup criteria for both columns and rows would be constantly changing.

I have tried inserting V and H look ups but keep getting a#Ref error

below is the formula I am trying. The data table is in B7 through S24 with column A and Row 6 being the headers that need to be the look up values.

=INDEX(Sheet2!$A$6:$S$24,(VLOOKUP(D5,Sheet2!$A$6:$A$24,1,TRUE)),(HLOOKUP(G5,Sheet2!$A$6:$S$6,1,TRUE)))

any help will be appreciated.
 

scottylad2

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=INDEX(Sheet2!$A$6:$S$24,(VLOOKUP(D5,Sheet2!$A$6:$A$24,1,TRUE)),(HLOOKUP(G5,Sheet2!$A$6:$S$6,1,TRUE)))

any help will be appreciated.
Are you sure your understanding the Index formula? Your looking up a grid for the first argument
INDEX(Sheet2!$A$6:$S$24
and you'll be referencing a grid like this, you'rs will be bigger due to space constraints

Excel Workbook
ABCDEFGH
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Sheet3


Your second argument will be to select a Row number, which can be done by either a hardcoded input or via a formula that will evaluate to a number which can then be referenced. It's quite often if your setting up like you have then you would the Match Function to find the Row reference and the Column Reference. In the sample, if you wanted to index to return how much a salesman returned on a certain day, you would use index to create a matrix of the cash returns like this then match to first select the ordinal Row position and similar to select the weekdays position also

Excel Workbook
ABCDEFGH
3SalesmanWeekdayReturns
4eveTuesday
5
6MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
7Tom635.00174.00434.00706.0093.00684.00722.00
8sal130.00160.00208.00262.00464.00613.00629.00
9eve666.00376.00663.00499.00624.00718.00292.00
10matty562.00370.00490.0068.00143.00654.00546.00
11robert329.0081.00479.00108.00530.00490.00387.00
12callumn635.00611.00348.00242.00233.00392.00727.00
13eddie626.00239.00604.00332.00107.00146.00645.00
14marion433.0072.00337.00109.00456.00158.00422.00
15shirley67.00366.00614.00284.00351.00499.0070.00
16stewart515.00111.00652.00218.00145.00104.00336.00
17simmone152.00386.00657.00451.00714.00334.00123.00
18stephen388.00257.00193.00135.00122.00236.00444.00
19walter605.00460.00122.00701.00352.00475.00743.00
20wendy103.00288.00203.00482.00285.00577.00748.00
21siobahn96.00179.00438.00559.00351.00431.00242.00
22derek359.00558.00133.00286.0092.00643.00648.00
23pauline651.00621.0079.00428.00433.00287.00229.00
24willie78.00136.00370.00470.0087.00494.00495.00
Sheet3
 

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