# Kind of a VLOOKUP but different

#### sb003848

##### Board Regular
Hello all,

I'm using Excel to calculate my budget.

In row "E", I have my balance after each transaction.

In row "A", I have the date of that transaction.

In cell "E2", I added this formula: =SMALL(E6:E3000,1)

In cell "H2", I added this formula:
=VALUE(E2)

What formula would I need to add in cell "K2" in order to search in column "E" for the value found in "H2" and then show me the date in column "A"?

It's kind of a VLOOKUP but instead of finding a value and giving the information from a cell to it's right, I wish to give the info of a cell to the left of the value (4 cells to the left).

I would like to thank anyone that can help in advance...

#### CWatts

##### Well-known Member
Try the following:

Code:
``=INDEX(A6:A3000,MATCH(H2,E6:E3000,0))``
However, your use of =VALUE makes me wonder how your data is formatted if that would work.

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#### Michael M

##### Well-known Member
Try
Code:
``=INDEX(A6:\$A\$3000,MATCH(H2,E6:\$E\$3000,1),1)``

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