# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have a column of data lets say in P:P, I used the formula =LOOKUP(2,1/(NOT(ISBLANK(P:P))),P:P) to return the last value in this data. However now I need another formula to return another value from the same selection that is not the result of the above formula. Do you know if I can do this via formulas?
Solved by C. J. in 21 mins
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Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:00
Hi…Welcome to Got It Pro
User 02/05/2018 - 08:00
Hi there
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:01
Could you please share the data?
User 02/05/2018 - 08:01
okay I can create a quick simulation and send now
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:01
sure
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:02
You can also do a demo in this blank sheet at the right
User 02/05/2018 - 08:03
hmmm I expected this to give me 10
User 02/05/2018 - 08:04
I am not sure why this is not giving me the last result in this range now
User 02/05/2018 - 08:04
it works in my personal data on excel 16
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:05
let me check
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:08
ok...google sheet has a little different logic
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:08
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:09
You see now it works
User 02/05/2018 - 08:09
Okay well my issue is, when this formula works, I need another cell the then scan A:A again, and return the last value that is not the result in C!
User 02/05/2018 - 08:10
Ah yes I see now. So I need a formula in C2 that does as I said above
User 02/05/2018 - 08:10
I am not sure how to create that using lookup
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:11
so are you saying you want to return the last but one value with another formula?
User 02/05/2018 - 08:12
I want a formula in cell C", that looks at A:A and returns the last value that is not the value in C1 if this makes sense
User 02/05/2018 - 08:12
C2
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:13
so you want 10 in C2, as per your example
User 02/05/2018 - 08:13
Exactly :)
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:19
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:19
this is a simpler formula than the lookup
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:20
User 02/05/2018 - 08:20
Yes this looks perfect!
User 02/05/2018 - 08:20
Thank you so much for your help
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:20
User 02/05/2018 - 08:20
No this is all thank you and again thank you for your help
Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:21
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Excelchat Expert 02/05/2018 - 08:21
Thanks for your time. Please do come back for any new question. Have a great day ahead!
User 02/05/2018 - 08:21
I definitely shall and have a good day also

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