# Match or if return value problem

#### Invexskm

##### New Member
HAVE 6 COLUMNS OF DATA, WANT TO MATCH COLUMNS 1 AND 4, 2, AND 5 AND 3 AND 6. WOULD LIKE TO RETURN A BLANK VALUE TO COLUMN H IF TRUE AND "CHECK" IF FALSE. HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IT TO EITHER CHECK AGAINST ENTIRE COLUMN OR RETURN DESIRED VALUE.

=ISNA(MATCH(E3,\$A\$3:\$A\$687821,FALSE))
=IF(\$A\$3:\$A\$687821=E3," ","check")

THANK YOU

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#### Aladin Akyurek

##### MrExcel MVP
HAVE 6 COLUMNS OF DATA, WANT TO MATCH COLUMNS 1 AND 4, 2, AND 5 AND 3 AND 6. WOULD LIKE TO RETURN A BLANK VALUE TO COLUMN H IF TRUE AND "CHECK" IF FALSE. HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IT TO EITHER CHECK AGAINST ENTIRE COLUMN OR RETURN DESIRED VALUE.

=ISNA(MATCH(E3,\$A\$3:\$A\$687821,FALSE))
=IF(\$A\$3:\$A\$687821=E3," ","check")

THANK YOU

=ISNUMBER(MATCH(E3,\$A\$3:\$A\$687821,0))+0

would yield 1 for a hit, 0 otherwise. What do you have in E3?

#### schielrn

##### Well-known Member
Are you wanting to match them all in one formula? If so, maybe:

=if(isna(MATCH(E3,\$A\$3:\$A\$687821,FALSE)+MATCH(F3,\$B\$3:\$B\$687821,FALSE)+MATCH(G3,\$C\$3:\$C\$687821,FALSE)),"Check","")

This would check that all of them had a match or maybe if you only need one of them to have a match try:

=if(or(isnumber(MATCH(E3,\$A\$3:\$A\$687821,FALSE)),isnumber(MATCH(F3,\$B\$3:\$B\$687821,FALSE)),isnumber(MATCH(G3,\$C\$3:\$C\$687821,FALSE)),"","Check")

Also I am not positive if I have the blank and check in the correct spots as I don't completely follow your post.

Hope that helps.

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