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1. ## Find next whole number in list

I have a long is of Id numbers, some of have a letter attatched some of whole numbers. Can any one help me find the second whole number in a list. "Id" is in A1. Through Match I can find 835 (I need the number of rows from A1, So I return 5. I need to find the number of rows 839 is from 835. Any help would be appreciated.

Id
 834e 834f 834g 835 832f 473m 835c 835d 835e 835f 839 832g 346g 836c

2. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

=MATCH(AGGREGATE(15,6,A2:A15,2),A2:A15,0)-MATCH(AGGREGATE(15,6,A2:A15,1),A2:A15,0)-1

3. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

I have never used aggregate. The list I have in real terms is 7000 lines long. The first whole number (835) I am looking for could be anywhere in that list, but I can find it using match as I know the number. I need to find the next whole number (839) after 835 so I can count the rows in between.

4. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

Did you try my suggestion?

Also will 835 always be the first number in the list?
and will 839 always be the 2nd number in the list?

5. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

I couldn't quite figure it out as Aggregate is new to me.
No the numbers are variable. I do know the first number I am looking for. I am trying to make a list of the numbers in between the first number and the next number after that one

6. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

If it's always the first two numbers, then just use the formula I provided & change the range "A2:A15" to suit your actual data.

7. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

It is not the first 2 numbers. I can find the first using match in my range of 7000 cells. It could be anywhere in there. The next number is what I would like to find in relation to the first.
Another option may be the next cell over has the word "Family" in every cell that has a whole number, and the word "name" in all the ones that have a letter. It may be easier to find the correct family but my brain is stumped

8. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

If you don't want the first two numbers why did you say
Can any one help me find the second whole number in a list.
This is now beyond my ability with formulae. Hopefully another member will step in & help.

9. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

Maybe:

ABCD
1IdFirst numberOffset to next number
2834ename8357
3834fname
4834gname
5835Family
6832fname
7473mname
8835cname
9835dname
10835ename
11835fname
12839Family
13832gname
14346gname
15836cname
16921aname
17922bname
18888Family
19923cname

Sheet4

Worksheet Formulas
CellFormula
D2=AGGREGATE(15,6,EXP(LN((ROW(B2:B20)-ROW(B2)+1)/(B2:B20="family")-MATCH(C2,A2:A20,0))),1)

10. ## Re: Find next whole number in list

Maybe...

 A B C D 1 Id First number Offset to next number 2 834e 835 7 3 834f 4 834g 5 835 6 832f 7 473m 8 835c 9 835d 10 835e 11 835f 12 839 13 832g 14 346g 15 836c 16 921a 17 922b 18 888 19 923c

Formula in D2

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