Is it Possible to write a Match Formula with a Defined Name Range?


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Was trying to write a match formula with a defined name range.
=MATCH("Satisfactory",Yellow, 0)

This gives an N/A error. Is it possible?



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Your match formula is correct ...

Just make sure ... your named range ' Yellow ' does include Satisfactory ...
and make sure the spelling of Satisfactory is identical to the one located within ' Yellow '

Hope this will help


MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Yes, the "#N/A" error usually means it is not finding any matches.
Note that it needs to match exactly. Something as simple as an extra space on the end of "Satisfactory " will cause it NOT to match.


Well-known Member
I was trying to write it to find any that match to give the count. Some of the fields I my defined search are not satisfactory. So, it gives an #na error.


MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
If you want a count, try:

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