# Max and Min Dates multiple criteria

#### jingamells

##### New Member
I am trying to populate two columns with min and max dates based on multiple criteria matching (ID and Ref number).
I could probably do a multiple IF but sure there is a better way? B
elow is an extract of data. I am trying to populate the last two columns (first and last Appt date) with the values shown from the Appt date column when ID and ref number are the same

 ID Appt Date Ref_Date Referral Number First Appt Date Last Appt Date U0110951 15/02/2016 05/03/2014 1 04/04/2016 15/02/2016 U0110951 04/04/2016 05/03/2014 1 04/04/2016 15/02/2016 U0110951 24/09/2015 07/07/2015 2 24/09/2015 19/10/2015 U0110951 19/10/2015 07/07/2015 2 24/09/2015 19/10/2015 U0110951 10/05/2016 11/04/2016 3 10/05/2016 10/05/2016 U0110951 07/09/2016 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 21/09/2016 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 21/10/2016 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 23/11/2016 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 08/02/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 22/03/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 29/03/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 09/05/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 31/05/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 15/06/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017 U0110951 14/07/2017 19/08/2016 4 07/09/2016 14/07/2017

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How to find 2nd largest value in a column?
MAX finds the largest value. =LARGE(A:A,2) will find the second largest. =SMALL(A:A,3) will find the third smallest

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1. If you have MINIFS, in E2 just enter and copy down:

=MINIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$17,\$A\$2:\$A\$17,\$A2,\$D2:\$D\$17,\$D2)

Otherwise, in E2 control+shift+enter, not just enter, and copy down

=MIN(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$17=\$A2,IF(\$D\$2:\$D\$17=\$D2,\$B\$2:\$B\$17)))

2. If you have MAXIFS, in F2 just enter and copy down:

=MAXIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$17,\$A\$2:\$A\$17,\$A2,\$D2:\$D\$17,\$D2)

Otherwise, in F2 control+shift+enter, not just enter, and copy down

=MAX(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$17=\$A2,IF(\$D\$2:\$D\$17=\$D2,\$B\$2:\$B\$17)))

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