# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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indexing multiple rows of data from criteria in a column (need to be able to bring up multiple job specifics [each job has its own row] by searching in the "due date" column for jobs due between start date and end date
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User 12/09/2018 - 04:38
Hi mate
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:38
Hi Welcome!
User 12/09/2018 - 04:38
I am hoping you can help me out here- I've found a youtube video but it seems that it might get complicated with the kind of data i use
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:39
Ok, do you have a sheet to upload?
User 12/09/2018 - 04:39
basically i need to extract all rows from a range hat meet criteria in one column
User 12/09/2018 - 04:39
I'll try and mock something up
User 12/09/2018 - 04:39
User 12/09/2018 - 04:40
actually i should have done the mock up before connecting lol
User 12/09/2018 - 04:40
there's a lot of data
User 12/09/2018 - 04:40
I'm tr4ying to use a mix of indexing and array formulas
User 12/09/2018 - 04:41
i've got about 25 columnsn and 1000 rows of data
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:41
OK,
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:42
the structure and content is what we need to look at
User 12/09/2018 - 04:45
basically if I enter a start date and an end date- I need to pull all the row data for jobs that fall between those dates
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:46
Ok, need the dates in the same format to start
User 12/09/2018 - 04:47
day/month/year
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:47
Month, day , year is what I think you have , which is fine
User 12/09/2018 - 04:48
using this month and last month
User 12/09/2018 - 04:49
either way the formula should be the same format lol
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:49
To pull data , in basic EXCEL need another sheet or range with formula, or we create a table with filter
User 12/09/2018 - 04:50
i have 3 other sheets i'll be pulling the data from
User 12/09/2018 - 04:51
the date ranges are going to be entered in one sheet- and the results need to populate in a seperate sheet
User 12/09/2018 - 04:51
while drawing on the 3 source data sheets
User 12/09/2018 - 04:51
(all in seperate tabs inthe one file)
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:52
Let me take this to EXCEL and try a table solution,
User 12/09/2018 - 04:52
ok
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:52
User 12/09/2018 - 04:52
i can use indexing to draw the data from the sheets using:
User 12/09/2018 - 04:52
=INDEX('FBE Source Data'!\$A\$1:\$V\$1000,,'DO NOT TOUCH'!A2)
User 12/09/2018 - 04:53
but to get it to only show the data falling between dates is where i'mstuck
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:54
Not sure INDEX will do what you need here,\
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:54
dont you want the entire row?
User 12/09/2018 - 04:54
any help would be great
User 12/09/2018 - 04:54
yes- I just copy the row references across
User 12/09/2018 - 04:54
across eachcolumn
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 04:56
I will set up another sheet and pull data from 2, simple table setup
User 12/09/2018 - 04:57
thankyou
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:06
Have one table in - hang in there
User 12/09/2018 - 05:07
ok
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:13
I need more logic work to bring in a 2nd table, but I thought we should go over the concept now, in case time runs out
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:14
The idea is just an IF AND formula and EXCEL table that filters out BLANKS.
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:15
To add another table or two need IF OR AND
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:15
and I need time to work that thru, but see if this makes sense first'
User 12/09/2018 - 05:15
ok thankyou- I'll look into it and see how I go
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:17
I can send a final via site support , want to build out and test the IF OR AND,,fir 3 tables
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:17
Is that OK?
User 12/09/2018 - 05:18
and to add the other sheets - iu just use the same formula at the end of the first prefixed with a comma?
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:18
Yes,
User 12/09/2018 - 05:19
that should work- if it displays in the same results table
User 12/09/2018 - 05:19
thankyou very much
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:19
and you dont need the complex OR AND, you canust
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:19
sorry , just cover the range of all 3 tables with the current formula
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:20
the TABLE setup with BLANKS suppressed will bring all the data together
User 12/09/2018 - 05:22
so when you mentiuion cover all three ranges with the same formula- do you mean:
User 12/09/2018 - 05:22
=IF(AND(Sheet1!\$D2>=Summary!\$H\$2,Sheet1!E2<=Summary!\$J\$2),Sheet1!B2,""), IF(AND(Sheet2!\$D2>=Summary!\$H\$2,Sheet2!E2<=Summary!\$J\$2),Sheet2!B2,"")
User 12/09/2018 - 05:22
or would i remove the second argument "IF"
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:23
Use the same formula -one IF
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:24
Just make sure to change the SHEET reference to bring in the other sheet data
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:24
this is simple method
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:24
If all sheets are the same, you can combine then just use one formula
User 12/09/2018 - 05:25
can i be a bother and ask you to type it out as it didn't seem to work onmyend
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:25
Let me get you a 2nd example with 2 sheets
User 12/09/2018 - 05:25
its returned #VALUE error
User 12/09/2018 - 05:26
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:29
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:29
This is covers both tables of only 9 rows, you have 1000 each , but concept is the same
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:30
Copy 1000 formulas, then switch sheet reference, then re-peat
User 12/09/2018 - 05:31
ok I'll try that out- thanks for the helpd
User 12/09/2018 - 05:32
ok that seems to work- much obliged- youve beenb a great help
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:33
OK,, this will work, just need to get all 1000 rows covered from each sheet and use an EXCEL table.
User 12/09/2018 - 05:33
yeah
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:33
Please stop back if you have any problems
User 12/09/2018 - 05:33
will dpo
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 05:33
Thanks and bye!
User 12/09/2018 - 05:33
cy

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