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I need a formula that it will look at the number in column A and see if it is larger than the number in column B, if so pull the number in column C. The caveat is that I need it so if the number in Column C is less than the number in Column B, i need it to go to the next row then the next row until it is larger than the number in Column B

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User
29/06/2018 - 02:13

Do i need to input an example?

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:14

Hello
Welcome to Gotit pro,we are always glad to help you.
May I ask how may I help you?

User
29/06/2018 - 02:14

i need help creating a fomrula

User
29/06/2018 - 02:14

formula*

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:14

ok

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:14

could i have your file so we can check on it?

User
29/06/2018 - 02:14

i cna set the example up

User
29/06/2018 - 02:14

i dont hav ea file

User
29/06/2018 - 02:15

its just an in theory

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:15

ok that much better :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:15

so in column B

User
29/06/2018 - 02:15

i need a formula

User
29/06/2018 - 02:15

that looks at the number in column A

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

and then sees which number it matches (or is lower) in column C

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

and pulls column D

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:16

you want to look up the letter corresponding on number 5 right?

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

sorta

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

i need it to basically look up the letter

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

correseponding to when its lower than column C

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

so in this Cause it will be F

User
29/06/2018 - 02:16

case*

User
29/06/2018 - 02:17

so for the 8 it will be H

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:17

since there is no 5 on column C?

User
29/06/2018 - 02:17

yeah there is no 5 in column C

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:17

ok i get it :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:17

just give me a minute to work on this :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:18

sure

User
29/06/2018 - 02:26

its a tough one isnt it haha

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:27

haha, I'm just near :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:27

yes it's quite difficult :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:27

i was thinking would htis be an array formula

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:27

yes

User
29/06/2018 - 02:34

yeah so in this case that would be correct for the F

User
29/06/2018 - 02:34

but i would need for the 8 to pull H

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:34

yes,

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:34

I trying to work for some formula that will work for all numbers :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:34

kk

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:35

:)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:35

take your time

User
29/06/2018 - 02:35

i was stumped on this for awhil

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:35

thanks :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:49

could you extend again the time? :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:50

i'm almost near on the solution :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:50

sure

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:53

done for the formula :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:53

may i alter the sitaution

User
29/06/2018 - 02:53

to see if it applicable

User
29/06/2018 - 02:54

in every sitaution

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:54

yes

User
29/06/2018 - 02:54

but this looks really good

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:54

you may try it :)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:55

this is awesome

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:55

great :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:55

the first formula that i used was the vlookup

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:55

but instead of the exact match, i changed it a approximately match

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:56

like this one

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:56

VLOOKUP(A6,C:C,1)

User
29/06/2018 - 02:56

i tried attempting that too

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:56

if I used that, the value would be lesser value right?

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:57

after i get the lower value, i used the formula match so i could get the column number of that lesser value

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:58

then after that when i have got the row number of the lesser value, I used the formula index

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:58

and then the row number that i get, i simply add 1 so i can get the next row number after the lesser value

User
29/06/2018 - 02:59

ohhhh

User
29/06/2018 - 02:59

out of curiosity

User
29/06/2018 - 02:59

how greatly would this formula change

User
29/06/2018 - 02:59

if all these numbers

User
29/06/2018 - 02:59

were negative?

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 02:59

you may right it also :)

User
29/06/2018 - 03:00

haha sorry i meant to say

User
29/06/2018 - 03:01

if it was changed into a negative aspect

User
29/06/2018 - 03:01

so like for -4

User
29/06/2018 - 03:01

i need it to pull D

User
29/06/2018 - 03:01

dont worry if this will take to olong

User
29/06/2018 - 03:01

i will take it from here if its not a quick qnaswer

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:01

ok wait, i will check :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:03

it looks, we need to revised all the formula if all the value would be negative

User
29/06/2018 - 03:04

but in general

User
29/06/2018 - 03:04

it should be the same formula correct?

User
29/06/2018 - 03:04

but now it just needs to pul

User
29/06/2018 - 03:04

the next smallest value?

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:04

yes, unfortunately vlookup formula doesn't work like that if all values are negative

User
29/06/2018 - 03:05

oh really?

User
29/06/2018 - 03:05

i didnt know vlookup had such a flaw

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:05

yes, you may check the formula i type in E6

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:06

instead of -3, it shows as -200000000

User
29/06/2018 - 03:06

yeah

User
29/06/2018 - 03:06

interesting

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:06

so if all values would be negative, we need to create another formula again

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:06

that will works for negative

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

ahh okay, its fine, i will tkae it from this

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

this formula alone was a good start for me

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:07

great :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:07

i'm glad I've helped you :)

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

thanks!

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:07

Apart from this, is there anything else you want to know on your problem?

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

no

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

that was basically it

User
29/06/2018 - 03:07

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:08

good :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:08

welcome :)

Excelchat Expert
29/06/2018 - 03:08

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