use INDEX formula in Excel for gathering multiple search items

Half Measures

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On the "List" worksheet, I have an inventory of Food, Music, Activity and Color that a Customer uses listed into columns. On a "Search" worksheet I have created PickLists cataloguing the Food, Music, Activity and Color available for Customers.

My goal with this is to create an INDEX formula for finding which Customers are utilizing a chosen item from the PickLists? These would be done by aligning the Row of a Customer and Item listed that they are using, from the "List" worksheet. A VLOOKUP formula only shows one result, and only shows the first one in the search. I’m looking for a way to result all the Customers using the chosen item.

I wanted to attach the Excel doc here that I'm talking about, for a better example. But, I couldn't find a way to do that. I'm new here. So, here are some screen-shot's visualizing what I'm talking about.


List worksheet.jpg
Search worksheet PickLists.jpg
Search worksheet search formula.jpg
 

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The formula does not exclude duplicate values, because you never said it should. ;)
If you are missing values then it's probably because on the list sheet the values are not exactly the same as D2. Check for typos & leading/trailing spaces.
how do I "exclude duplicates"?
 

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Excel Formula:
=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$D$2:$D$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$D$2:$D$8)-ROW(List!$D$2)+1)/(List!$A$2:$A$8=B$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!D$2:D$8,B$6:B6,0))),1)),"")
This might get rid of both problems, as the original formula was missing a $ sign.
 

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Excel Formula:
=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$D$2:$D$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$D$2:$D$8)-ROW(List!$D$2)+1)/(List!$A$2:$A$8=B$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!D$2:D$8,B$6:B6,0))),1)),"")
This might get rid of both problems, as the original formula was missing a $ sign.
Cool. I'll leave you alone for now. Gonna edit it and call it a day. Got some other things I need to do before I close it down. Thanks again. This is a great forum to use.
 

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Cool. I'll leave you alone for now. Gonna edit it and call it a day. Got some other things I need to do before I close it down. Thanks again. This is a great forum to use.
I think I have it working now, using that new formula you posted yesterday. No duplicates, and all Customers are showing now. Thank you, again. I really appreciate your help with this.
 

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Glad it's working & thanks for the feedback.
 

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Everything was working fine. But, after saving it and opening it back up, the results stay frozen and do not work anymore?

Faux Customer Form.xlsx
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2FoodMusicActivityColor
3hamburgercountrysleepingyellow
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5
6CustomerCustomerCustomerCustomer
7Alice's kitchenAlice's kitchenDonovan's backyardAlice's kitchen
8 Donovan's backyard Donovan's backyard
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Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B7:B17B7=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$A$2:$A$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$A$2:$A$8)-ROW(List!$A$2)+1)/(List!$B$2:$B$8=B$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!A$2:A$8,B$6:B6,0))),1)),"")
D7:D17D7=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$A$2:$A$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$A$2:$A$8)-ROW(List!$A$2)+1)/(List!$C$2:$C$8=D$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!A$2:A$8,D$6:D6,0))),1)),"")
F7:F17F7=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$A$2:$A$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$A$2:$A$8)-ROW(List!$A$2)+1)/(List!$D$2:$D$8=F$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!A$2:A$8,F$6:F6,0))),1)),"")
H7:H17H7=IFERROR(INDEX(List!$A$2:$A$8,AGGREGATE(15,6,(ROW(List!$A$2:$A$8)-ROW(List!$A$2)+1)/(List!$E$2:$E$8=H$3)/(ISNA(MATCH(List!A$2:A$8,H$6:H6,0))),1)),"")
Cells with Data Validation
CellAllowCriteria
D3List=Index!$D$3:$D$7
F3List=Index!$F$3:$F$5
H3List=Index!$H$3:$H$7
B3List=Index!$B$3:$B$6
 

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Is calculation set to manual?
 

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On the formula tab click "Calculation options" & make sure it's set to automatic.
 

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