# Getting Last Numeric Value in a Range

#### rastus

##### Board Regular
Hi

I am using this formula: =INDEX(A5:Z5,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,A5:Z5)).

All the cells in the range A5:Z5 contain SUM formulas for adjoining cells in rows 1 to 4. The above INDEX formula doesn't work in this situation because many of the formulas in row 5 return a 0 value because there is no data in rows 1 to 4. If I delete the formula from all these cells, the INDEX function works OK, but I'd rather not do this.

Is it possible to amend this formula so that it returns that last numeric value >0?

Thanks

R

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#### paulrm906

##### Active Member
Hello rastus

Have a go at using

Code:
``=INDEX(A5:Z5;1;MAX(IF(A5:Z5>0;COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1)``

This by the way is an array formula and will need Alt-Control-Enter to get the brackets to go around it.

Paul

Last edited:

##### MrExcel MVP
Try...

=LOOKUP(2,1/(ISNUMBER(A5:Z5)*(A5:Z5 > 0)),A5:Z5)

hi

I Am Using This Formula: =index(a5:z5,match(9.99999999999999e+307,a5:z5)).

All The Cells In The Range A5:z5 Contain Sum Formulas For Adjoining Cells In Rows 1 To 4. The Above Index Formula Doesn't Work In This Situation Because Many Of The Formulas In Row 5 Return A 0 Value Because There Is No Data In Rows 1 To 4. If I Delete The Formula From All These Cells, The Index Function Works Ok, But I'd Rather Not Do This.

Is It Possible To Amend This Formula So That It Returns That Last Numeric Value >0?

Thanks

R

#### paulrm906

##### Active Member
Hello rastus

Have a go at using

Code:
``=INDEX(A5:Z5;1;MAX(IF(A5:Z5>0;COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1)``

This by the way is an array formula and will need Alt-Control-Enter to get the brackets to go around it.

Paul

Sorry that should say Control+shift+enter, not Alt-Control-Enter.

#### rastus

##### Board Regular
Thanks guys.

I have tried both formulas but I get the "The formula you typed contains an error..." message.

@ Paul - in the formula bar the first reference to Z5 is highlighted

@ Aladin - the last reference to Z5 is highlighted.

I'm not sure why they wont work.

R

#### paulrm906

##### Active Member
Hello Rastus

I know this may not make any differance but could you post a copy of the formulas that you are using in rows 1 to 4 so I can test it on my computer.

The formula that I posted below works fine for me.

=INDEX(A5:Z5;1;MAX(IF(A5:Z5>0;COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1)

Or maybe your computer is set to use "," instead of ";" so try the below formula and see if it makes any differance.

=INDEX(A5:Z5,1,MAX(IF(A5:Z5>0,COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1)

But please do not forget the Control+Shift+Enter to get your brackets around the formula and if you do not put the brackets around it I have noticed that it will always give you the results that is in cell A5. I am no expert when it comes to excel it was from site that I started learning so I am now only passing on what these other guys (and gals) have taught me in the past.

Paul

##### MrExcel MVP
Thanks guys.

I have tried both formulas but I get the "The formula you typed contains an error..." message.

@ Paul - in the formula bar the first reference to Z5 is highlighted

@ Aladin - the last reference to Z5 is highlighted.

I'm not sure why they wont work.

R

I don't have any problem with the formula as posted...

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A9:

=LOOKUP(2,1/(ISNUMBER(A5:Z5)*(A5:Z5 > 0)),A5:Z5)

#### rastus

##### Board Regular
@ Aladin - yes, it did work for me on my second attempt. I must have copied it incorrectly. Thanks again.

@ Paul - I did replace ';' with ',' - but still no result even using Crtl+Shift+Enter.

Example of formulas in Rows 1-4: =IF(ISERROR(HLOOKUP(B6,APSPivots!\$C\$25:\$AF\$37,2,FALSE)),"",HLOOKUP(B6,APSPivots!\$C\$25:\$AF\$37,2,FALSE))

Example of formula in Row 5: SUM(B1:B4)

##### MrExcel MVP
@ Aladin - yes, it did work for me on my second attempt. I must have copied it incorrectly. Thanks again.

Right...

@ Paul - I did replace ';' with ',' - but still no result even using Crtl+Shift+Enter.

Example of formulas in Rows 1-4: =IF(ISERROR(HLOOKUP(B6,APSPivots!\$C\$25:\$AF\$37,2,FALSE)),"",HLOOKUP(B6,APSPivots!\$C\$25:\$AF\$37,2,FALSE))

Example of formula in Row 5: SUM(B1:B4)

It needs to bemodified...

=INDEX(A5:Z5,1,MAX(IF(ISNUMBER(A5:Z5),IF(A5:Z5>0,COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1))

#### rastus

##### Board Regular
It needs to bemodified...

=INDEX(A5:Z5,1,MAX(IF(ISNUMBER(A5:Z5),IF(A5:Z5>0,COLUMN(A5:Z5)))-COLUMN(A5)+1))

Yep, that work's now. Thanks.

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