Lookup last used cell in a row, using vlookup to identify which row

adamsneale

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Good Morning All,

I have a spreadsheet which contains a list of references in column A (e.g. NN/NNN/). every column after this contains incrimentally increasing cells to finish off the reference, making the reference complete as NN/NNN/NNNN.

I would like to be able to enter a value on another sheet which would reference the initial column (NN/NNN/) and return the last entry for the complete reference (NNNN).

So looking at the example below I would like to be able to enter "01/002/" in a cell on the next sheet and have it return "0002"

A B C D E
01/001/ 0001 0002 0003
01/002/ 0001 0002
01/003/ 0001 0002 0003 0004

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Many Thanks,
 

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Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
MATCH uses -1 to find larger value (lookup table must be sorted ZA). XLOOKUP uses 1 to find values greater and does not need to be sorted.

Aladin Akyurek

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What are the expected results for 01/001/, 01/002, and 01/003 supposing that the exhibit you posted is the data sheet?
 

Firefly2012

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Hi

Assuming that the values in B:E are numerical (just formatted with leading zeros) then try this:

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #DAE7F5" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th><th>C</th><th>D</th><th>E</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style="color: #333333;;">01/001/</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0001</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0002</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0003</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style="color: #333333;;">01/002/</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0001</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0002</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style="color: #333333;;">01/003/</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0001</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0002</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0003</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0004</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">7</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">9</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">10</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">11</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">12</td><td style="font-weight: bold;;">Lookup</td><td style="font-weight: bold;;">Result</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">13</td><td style=";">01/002/</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0002</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">14</td><td style=";">01/003/</td><td style="text-align: right;;">0004</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #BBB;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">B13</th><td style="text-align:left">=LOOKUP(<font color="Blue">9.9E+307,INDEX(<font color="Red">$B$1:$E$3,MATCH(<font color="Green">A13,$A$1:$A$3,0</font>),0</font>)</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />

If they are actual text values then replace the 9.9E+307 with REPT("z",255)
 

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