Yet another vlookup problem

rabarnes

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Sep 7, 2006
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Hi

I'm sure this question has been answered before but I've been wading through all the vlookup posts and can't find the answer. So here goes:

I have a spreadsheet set up with columns as follows:

A. Job number B. Quote Number C. Customer Name D. Material E. Price

I am running a standard vlookup for job number however it returns #N/A when I have the lookup range set to false and the wrong value when it is set to true. My data is arranged in ascending order however the same job number does appear more than once within the data. I'm guessing this is why I'm getting #N/A. An example of columns A and B would be:

Job No ......... Quote No
71300 ......... 1958
71301 ......... 2054
71302 ......... 2068
71302 ......... 2101
71302 ......... 1996
71303 ......... 1759

Quote number (column B) has an individual number each time. I need to use job number however for my lookup. What I want to do is return the values from 1. the job number that i specify and 2. the most recent quote number (the highest value). In other words, if I lookup job number 71302, I want it to return quote number 2101.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks

Rowan
 

Excel Facts

Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
MATCH uses -1 to find larger value (lookup table must be sorted ZA). XLOOKUP uses 1 to find values greater and does not need to be sorted.

hatman

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Apr 8, 2005
Messages
2,664
try
Code:
=max(if(G1=a1:a100,b1:b100,0))
confirmed with Ctrl+shift+Enter, where G1 contains the job number you are looking for. The ranges MUST be discreet and the same size... this will return an error if you try to search on the entire column...
 

fairwinds

MrExcel MVP
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
8,638
Hi,

Try:

=MAX(IF(A2:A7=E2,B2:B7))

Confirmed with Ctrl + shift + enter.

Job number in E2.
 

BJungheim

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Joined
Jul 24, 2004
Messages
914
Try:

=MAX(($A$2:$A$20=$F$1)*$B$2:$B$20)

Entered with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, where A2:A20 is your Job No column and B2:B20 is your Quote No Column and F1 is the Job No you want to look up.
 

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