Filter a list to only return top 2 most recent results?

CamelDCamel

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Hi All,

I'm new here, so firstly nice to meet you all!

Trying to work out a way to approach this situation. I have a set of data similar to the following. What I want to do is find a way to only show the 2 most latest (most recent date) for each User. For example:

DateNameValue
01/01/19User 117
02/03/19User 14
13/04/19User 112
01/01/19User 25
02/03/19User 223
13/04/19User 22
18/05/19User 244
01/01/19User 312
02/03/19User 346
01/01/19User 411
02/03/19User 462
13/04/19User 421
18/05/19User 44
01/01/19User 52
02/03/19User 561
13/04/19User 533
18/05/19User 511
20/06/19User 534

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As an end result, I was trying to get something like this:

DateNameValue
2/03/19User 14
13/04/19

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User 112
13/04/19

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User 22
18/05/19

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</tbody>
User 244
1/01/19

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</tbody>
User 312
2/03/19

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</tbody>
User 346
13/04/19

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</tbody>
User 421
18/05/19

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</tbody>
User 44
18/05/19

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</tbody>
User 531
20/06/19

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</tbody>
User 534

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I thought about putting the data in a pivot table, then sorting the pivot table so the most recent date is always leftmost, then having another sheet that gets the 2 leftmost values with data, however I feel that's probably quite convoluted and there is an easy way.

The data is transnational and will continue to change daily but I only way the last 3 days for each user.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to approach this?

Thanks in advance!
 

DRSteele

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Welcome to the forum.

This might help you. Copy the A22 and C22 formulas downwards. You will have to populate the B column with the text two of each User. You can hide the helper column with the 2's and the 1's if you like. This will only work if there are no duplicates.

[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Tahoma,Calibri,Geneva,sans-serif]<b></b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th><th>C</th><th>D</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style="background-color: #FFF2CC;;">Date</td><td style="background-color: #FFF2CC;;">Name</td><td style="background-color: #FFF2CC;;">Value</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">17</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">12</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">23</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">7</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">44</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">9</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">12</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">10</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">46</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">11</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">11</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">12</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">62</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">13</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">21</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">14</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">15</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">16</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">61</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">17</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">33</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">18</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">11</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">19</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6/20/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">34</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">20</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">21</td><td style="background-color: #FCE4D6;;">Date</td><td style="background-color: #FCE4D6;;">Name</td><td style="background-color: #FCE4D6;;">Value</td><td style="background-color: #FCE4D6;;">Recent</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">22</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 1</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">23</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 1</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">12</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">24</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">25</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 2</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">44</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">26</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">1/1/2019</td><td style=";">User 3</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">12</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">27</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">3/2/2019</td><td style=";">User 3</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">46</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">28</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">4/13/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">21</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">29</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 4</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">30</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">5/18/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">11</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">31</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #E2EFDA;;">6/20/2019</td><td style=";">User 5</td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: #C6E0B4;;">34</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:5.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet47</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">A22</th><td style="text-align:left">=LARGE(<font color="Blue">(<font color="Red">$A$2:$A$19</font>)*(<font color="Red">$B$2:$B$19=B22</font>),D22</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">C22</th><td style="text-align:left">=INDEX(<font color="Blue">$C$2:$C$19,MATCH(<font color="Red">A22&B22,$A$2:$A$19&$B$2:$B$19,0</font>)</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />[/FONT]
 

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