Recognising highest column entry

JW

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Hi, I currently have a table with 8 columns which I consolidate using a long IF function to give me the highest column where there is an entry(If entry in column H,"8", if entry in column G,"7" etc). I'm now going to have to use 23 columns to further break the information down - is there a formula that will give me the highest column where there is an entry (ie an entry in Column W gives 23, entries in Columns G and J gives 10)over 23 columns? Thanks, its eluding me at the moment
 

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JW

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Thanks rikrak (& Aladin), with a little tweaking I've got it.. Using the MATCH function with a "*" wouldn't work for numbers, so I've adapted it to suit me here as

=MATCH(MAX(A3:X3),A3:X3,0)

which takes into account a couple of sums in the range.
 

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