formula to find second cell containing data

doropeter

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Hi!

I am looking for a formula which will find the second cell in a row that contains information (which is not empty).
I have a table with over 30.000 rows, and 80 columns. Cells contain data in text format. Many of the cells are empty cells. In each row I have to find the second cell which is not empty.
 

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Hi,

Try:

=INDEX(1:1,SMALL(IF(1:1<>"",COLUMN(1:1)),2))

confirmed with Ctrl + shift + enter.
 
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Hi,
thanks for the idea, but the above formula does not give the result that I expected. I am still working on it.
 
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Did you confirm the formula with Ctrl + shift + enter and not just with enter?
Book1
ABCDEFGHI
1First entrySecond entryThird entry
2
3
4
5Second entry
6
Sheet3
 
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