If cell contains text, lookup two cells above and return value.

Status
Not open for further replies.

Drewmyster

Board Regular
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
145
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hard to explain but the requirement is that if A1:A5 contains any value (only one cell will contain a value at any one time), then look up and return the value of the cell two rows below that value.

For example, If A3 contains the number 5, then look up C3 which contains the word "Month" and return the text string there.

Also

If A2 contains the number 2, then look up C2 which contains the word "Week" and return that word.

Any help appreciated.
 

Excel Facts

Can a formula spear through sheets?
Use =SUM(January:December!E7) to sum E7 on all of the sheets from January through December

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
67,943
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I suggest that you update your Account details (or click your user name at the top right of the forum) so helpers always know what Excel version(s) & platform(s) you are using as the best solution often varies by version. (Don’t forget to scroll down & ‘Save’)

Maybe
Excel Formula:
=LOOKUP(2,1/(A1:A5<>""),C1:C5)
 

Drewmyster

Board Regular
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
145
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I suggest that you update your Account details (or click your user name at the top right of the forum) so helpers always know what Excel version(s) & platform(s) you are using as the best solution often varies by version. (Don’t forget to scroll down & ‘Save’)

Maybe
Excel Formula:
=LOOKUP(2,1/(A1:A5<>""),C1:C5)
This does not work for me, perhaps a variation of this formula?
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
67,943
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
In that case you need to be more explicit about what you want. Your title says to lookup two rows above, your question says two rows below, but then you say to return a value in col C which is on the same row, but two columns to the right. :unsure:
 

Drewmyster

Board Regular
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
145
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hello again,

I apologise for being vague, this and the other thread you responded to today are the same query (I didn’t realise I had previously submitted the question on here).

So the explain further…

The 4 cells in Row 1 are labelled “day”, “week”, “month“ and “year”.

The 4 cells in Row 3 are numerical, but only for one cell at any time.

When Row 3 contains a number, I need the formula to return the label two cells above the cell with the number from Row 1 (e.g. ”week”).

Does this help?
 

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
Jun 12, 2014
Messages
67,943
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
In that case I will close this thread & we can continue in the other one.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Master Excel Bundle

Excel contains over 450 functions, with more added every year. That’s a huge number, so where should you start? Right here with this bundle.

Forum statistics

Threads
1,151,782
Messages
5,766,433
Members
425,354
Latest member
kshivanand21

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top