Need to Random Pick Names but exclude certain ones - Please help!


New Member
Nov 13, 2008
I have created a list of names on Sheet 1 in column A, but if they have been terminated there is a date in column D. Now I want to schedule random screening of the current names - Need to exlude anyone that has a date listed in column D. (This will be on a second Sheet.) I have figured out how to make it pick one random name by using the following:

How do I make it exclude names in column A if they have a date listed in column D?

Also, I want to make it pick more than one name - Is this possible or do I just have to paste this formula into the number of needed cells?


MrExcel MVP
Mar 10, 2004



G2, confirmed with CONTROL+SHIFT+ENTER, and copied down:


Hope this helps!

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