# Excel - INDEX MATCH Function - Expert Solution

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I have an index match match formula that isnt working for part of the data. Would you be able to assist with this?
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Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:26
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User 22/05/2018 - 06:26
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:26
User 22/05/2018 - 06:26
=IFERROR(INDEX('SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389,MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!\$J83,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$A\$389,0),MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!EF\$40,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$1,0))+INDEX('SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389,MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!\$J83,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$A\$389,0),MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!EF\$39,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$1,0))+INDEX('PF18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389,MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!\$J83,'PF18'!\$A\$1:\$A\$389,0),MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!EF\$40,'PF18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$1,0))+INDEX('PF18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389,MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!\$J83,'PF18'!\$A\$1:\$A\$389,0),MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!EF\$39,'PF18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$1,0)),0)
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:27
Could you share the file?
User 22/05/2018 - 06:27
i cant.. unfortunately due to confidentiality
User 22/05/2018 - 06:28
I think it has to do with the second half of the formula
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:28
ok...is it possible to illustrate the sample data in this blank sheet?
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:28
the formula is a sum of several index-match function
User 22/05/2018 - 06:29
yes... its a big and complex file, so I dont think id be able to emmulate the data
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:29
so to troubleshoot, you can actually check if which part is not working by using on individual section of index match
User 22/05/2018 - 06:30
it's the second half I believe... I think it might not be locked properly, because its picking up the upper part of the document but not the lower
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:30
I can explain to you the formula if you can understand how it is working
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:31
First use, only this section =INDEX('SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389,MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!\$J83,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$A\$389,0),MATCH('SSWORKING BRAND FRST - CAT'!EF\$40,'SS18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$1,0))
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:31
and see if you get the result
User 22/05/2018 - 06:31
i do fpr both
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:32
so can you tell me which part is not working
User 22/05/2018 - 06:32
the data for all values isnt in both sets, so some are n/A
User 22/05/2018 - 06:32
the pf18 reference catures only half on the data. the matches at the bottom of the pf18 sheet are cut off
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:33
Its really difficult to troubleshoot without actually seeing the issue
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:38
With this formula, you are only taking table until row number 389
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:38
You may try extending it to the last row so that it captures the bottom data
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:39
So in the last section of the formula you see INDEX('PF18'!\$A\$1:\$CL\$389
User 22/05/2018 - 06:39
data goes to 267
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:39
Then there is no problem as it is looking till row 389
User 22/05/2018 - 06:40
is it locked properly, so as I drag it across 1000+ rows it will still reference the same area
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:40
yes
User 22/05/2018 - 06:40
I think that is the issue
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:41
It is currently locked till row 389
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:41
of the tables that you are indexing to fetch the results
Excelchat Expert 22/05/2018 - 06:44
Your formula is perfectly alright syntax wise, so its difficult without the data to troubleshoot

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