# returning the 2nd instance...

#### kazbear

##### New Member
I am using this formula to match results (It works great):
=INDEX('sheet'!\$A\$2:\$J\$1293,MATCH(1,('Sheet'!\$A\$2:\$A\$1293=\$E\$8)*('Sheet'!\$E\$2:\$E\$1293=A29)*('sheet'!\$G\$2:\$G\$1293<>"Delete Item")*('sheet'!\$G\$2:\$G\$1293<>"Locked Item"),0),10)

Most of the time there will be only one result. But I do have a couple of instances where there will be more than one result. I would like to return those values as well.

The cell value I am capturing is text.

Is there a way I can modify this formula to return the second (or third, etc...) match?

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#### LloydFinancials

##### Well-known Member
Hi Kazbear,

I propose the following. Let me know if you have any questions.

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #DAE7F5" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>E</th><th>G</th><th>J</th><th>M</th><th>N</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">c</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;">Delete Item</td><td style="text-align: right;;">a</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">f</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;">Locked Item</td><td style="text-align: right;;">b</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">#NUM!</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;">x</td><td style="text-align: right;;">c</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">d</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">e</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">7</td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">f</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">5</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">9</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">.</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">29</td><td style="text-align: right;;">6</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #BBB;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">Sheet</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Array Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">N1</th><td style="text-align:left">{=INDEX(<font color="Blue">\$A\$2:\$J\$1293,SMALL(<font color="Red">IF(<font color="Green">(<font color="Purple">Sheet!\$A\$2:\$A\$1293=\$E\$8</font>)*(<font color="Purple">Sheet!\$E\$2:\$E\$1293=\$A\$29</font>)*(<font color="Purple">\$G\$2:\$G\$1293<>"Delete Item"</font>)*(<font color="Purple">\$G\$2:\$G\$1293<>"Locked Item"</font>),ROW(<font color="Purple">\$A\$2:\$A\$1293</font>)-MIN(<font color="Purple">ROW(<font color="Teal">\$A\$2:\$A\$1293</font>)</font>)+1,""</font>),ROWS(<font color="Green">1:\$1</font>)</font>),10</font>)}</td></tr></tbody></table><b>Entered with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.</b> If entered correctly, Excel will surround with curly braces {}.
<b>Note: Do not try and enter the {} manually yourself</b></td></tr></table><br />

'Great day,

Luke

#### Aladin Akyurek

##### MrExcel MVP
@kazbear

Where do you enter this formula?

#### kazbear

##### New Member
Works perfect.
Thank you. I should be able to use this same concept now for the other areas where I have similar needs...

#### LloydFinancials

##### Well-known Member
Great! Thanks for the reply. I am glad I could help.

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