Using Min and if to produce a text response

ajt8888

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This is probably very straightforward but its doing my head in, can someone help I have a worksheet which has two columns one with Names the other with value, all i need is a formula in column 3 that will return for each individual "lowest" for the lowest value attributed to that person and "ignore" to the rest of the values for that person. Many thanks in advance.

NameValue
Harry567
Harry568
Harry569
Harry570
Harry571
Dave459
Dave460
Dave461
Dave462
Dave463
Dave464
Pete333
Pete331
Pete332
Pete333
Pete333
Pete338
Steve172
Steve173
Steve174
Steve175
Steve176
Steve177
Steve177
Steve177
Steve177
Steve177
Steve177

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James006

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Hello,

In cell C2, you can have following Array formula

Code:
=MIN(IF($A$2:$A$29=A2,$B$2:$B$29))
Instead of the Enter key ... use simultaneously the 3 keys : Control Shift Enter

Hope this will help
 
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ajt8888

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James thanks but that is not what was required, what I want is a formula that identifies the lowest number and puts the word lowest into cell c2 or if its not the lowest then ignore



Hello,

In cell C2, you can have following Array formula

Code:
=MIN(IF($A$2:$A$29=A2,$B$2:$B$29))
Instead of the Enter key ... use simultaneously the 3 keys : Control Shift Enter

Hope this will help
 

James006

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Hello again,

Have a try with:

Code:
=IF(B2=MIN(IF($A$2:$A$29=A2,$B$2:$B$29)),"Lowest","")
HTH
 

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