# INDEX / MATCH without values

#### thorpyuk

##### Well-known Member
Hi,

I want to return a string on an index/match, but can't quite figure out exactly what the formula should be.

=INDEX(Input!\$G\$2:\$G\$1461,MATCH(C\$5,IF(Input!\$A\$2:\$A\$1461=\$A9,Input!\$J\$2:\$J\$1461),0))

Something like that, where column J is a date, and column A is matching to the string in cell C5, and column G is what i want to return - in this instance it should return 'Investment'

For some reason it's giving me an error

Thanks guys :/

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/AJ

Try:

=INDEX(Input!\$G\$2:\$G\$1461,MATCH(1,INDEX((Input!\$A\$2:\$A\$1461=\$A9)*(Input!\$J\$2:\$J\$1461=C\$5),),0))

Thanks both!
Andrew - what was i doing wrong?

Your formula works for me if confirmed with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

Try:

=INDEX(Input!\$G\$2:\$G\$1461,MATCH(1,INDEX((Input!\$A\$2:\$A\$1461=\$A9)*(Input!\$J\$2:\$J\$1461=C\$5),),0))

Thanks both!
Andrew - what was i doing wrong?

You probably forgat to confirm the formula with control+shift+enter, not just enter, for

=INDEX(Input!\$G\$2:\$G\$1461,MATCH(C\$5,IF(Input!\$A\$2:\$A\$1461=\$A9,Input!\$J\$2:\$J\$1461),0))

is equivalent to Andrew's suggestion.

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