Match Array Formula

brkkrkmz112

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Hi everybody,


Today I noticed that something and I really wondered the reason of it.

Normally when I use Match formula for the match type generally I am just selecting exact match from the popup and never seen any problem. Today I was trying to find first blank cell in a range so wrote this array formula " {=+MATCH(TRUE;ISBLANK(Q6:AC6))} "


It is not working when ı just select exact match from pop up and ctrl+shift enter. But when I manually put zero to match type its working.

Could you explain the reason of it.Thanks in advance.
 

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Select all contiguous cells
Pressing Ctrl+* (asterisk) will select the "current region" - all contiguous cells in all directions.
This seems to work

=MATCH(1,IF(LEN(A1:F1)=0,A1:F1))
Array formula, use Ctrl-Shift-Enter
 
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You are trying to find the exact match of TRUE within a array of TRUE/FALSE results based on the ISBLANK test so you need the exact match.
 
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Yes but what I could not understand is that what is the difference between manually putting zero and selecting zero from pop up window. Why one of them is working, other is not.
 
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Cant say as i understand what you mean. Your formula above doesnt include a zero so defaults to 1 so produces an incorrect result.
 
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You have to double-click your choice of parameter from the pop-up. Single-clicking won't suffice.

Regards
 
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What I understand is when you click the cell 0 should be seen in the formula bar. Otherwise, it is not working properly. As you said when you clicked once, 0 is not seen in the formula but it is working for non-array formulas. In my understanding it is happining by chance.

Thank you for your kind assistance.
 
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