# Excel - INDEX Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need help on index and match where the return is not correct
Solved by B. B. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:16
Helloo..
User 28/03/2018 - 05:16
Hi
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:17
can you share more details regarding the index & match issue?
User 28/03/2018 - 05:17
can i put my example in the spreadsheet?
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:17
if you have a sample excel.. it would be helpful to solve..
User 28/03/2018 - 05:18
ok
User 28/03/2018 - 05:19
i am trying to match the name in I2 and H3 with a table on the left
User 28/03/2018 - 05:19
it should return 11397
User 28/03/2018 - 05:19
but I get Pay
User 28/03/2018 - 05:19
is there anything wrong with my formula?
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:20
i've fixed the formula..
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:21
the array for the index should refer to the location where the data is being extracted..
User 28/03/2018 - 05:22
i copied the formulat to I4 cell
User 28/03/2018 - 05:22
however it is not working
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:27
we need to interchange the match patterns...
User 28/03/2018 - 05:27
what do you mean by that?
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:27
as 2018M01 - M12.. keeps increasing on the row..
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:28
hence the result of that should be used for the row input in INDEX formula..
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:28
i have extended the formula for rest.. and the result seems to be fine
User 28/03/2018 - 05:28
sorry, i don't quite get it. Can you show me which part of the formula you make the change?
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:30
you have two match formula.. one is for months.. and other is for names..
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:31
in your index formula.. you had array, then first output from name and the next output from month
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:32
since the output from month increases the row #.. i interchanged your formula .. to get the required result..
User 28/03/2018 - 05:32
hmmm
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:32
marking this session as done..
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:35
i have updated the formula for column J also..
User 28/03/2018 - 05:35
thank you
Excelchat Expert 28/03/2018 - 05:36
please close the session from your end .. and share the feedback..

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