how to reference the cell before this one

nelsok

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i am using this form to find a given value in an array.(my actual formula differs a little but this shows what i am accomplishing in my formula.)


=index(b2:d4,match("string1",a2:a4,0),match("string2"b1:b4,1))


how can i then get the cell to the left of the one that is returned by this formula?


my first instinct was to use offset but that only works when you reference a cell not a value.
 

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facethegod

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how can i then get the cell to the left of the one that is returned by this formula?




Does this help


Code:
=index(b2:d4,match("string1",a2:a4,0),match("string2"b1:b4,1)-1)
 

Scott Huish

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You'll also want a comma between "string2" and the range.
 
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