# Index Max the xth element to VBA

#### pchatziko

##### New Member
Hello i have the following problem

In the first row i have a list of elements and at subsequent rows random numbers under each element and i want to match the element with the max of each row, all the max values though not just the first one. This is achieved by the following function =IF(COLUMNS(F2:\$F2)<=\$E2,INDEX(\$A\$1:\$C\$1,SMALL(IF(\$A2:\$C2=\$D2,COLUMN(\$A2:\$C2)),COLUMNS(F2:\$F2))),"") and dragged to the right the desired result is shown in the yellow cells

The following code is giving a type mismatch error and my vba is not so deep to understand why.
VBA Code:
``````For i=2 to something

For j=1 to 3

Cells(count, j + 8) = WorksheetFunction.Index(Range(Cells(1, 1), Cells(1, 3)), WorksheetFunction.Small(IIf(Range(Cells(i, 1), Cells(i, 3)).Value = Cells(i, 4), Range(Cells(i, 1), Cells(i, 3)).Column, ""), Range(Cells(count, j)).Column))

Next j

Next i``````

Can you please fix the previous code or suggest anything that does the same thing?

Thanks a lot

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#### pchatziko

##### New Member
Small typo in the above code
cells(i,j+8)=... not cells(count,j+8)

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Try changing the IIf to If

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator

As you are using 365 how about
VBA Code:
``````For i = 2 To something
A = Evaluate("Filter(A1:C1," & Range("A" & i).Resize(, 3).Address & "=" & Range("D" & i).Address & ")")
Cells(i, 6).Resize(, UBound(A)).Value = A

Next i``````

#### pchatziko

##### New Member
To be fair i can't fully grasp the solution but it works like a charm. Thank you

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator

It's basically just using the Xl filter function, which does the same as your formula
+Fluff 1.xlsm
ABCDEFG
1abc
245552bc
38588ac
Main
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
F2:G3F2=FILTER(\$A\$1:\$C\$1,A2:C2=D2)
Dynamic array formulas.

#### pchatziko

##### New Member
Yeap got it just wasn't aware of this. Thanks very much

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.

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