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Basic INDEX MATCH Approximate

Figure 1. of Basic INDEX MATCH Approximate.

In the event that we are required to locate the right row for an approximate matching value in our Excel sheet, we can use the INDEX MATCH functions in Excel. This tutorial will walk through process.

Generic Formula

=INDEX(grades,MATCH(score,scores,1))

This operation syntax needs an “approximate match” value, because it is unlikely that the specific score we are searching for can be found in our worksheet table.

How to use the INDEX MATCH Function in Excel.

We are going to use the INDEX MATCH functions to determine the location of a specific score within a range of scores in our worksheet.

This can be done by following two simple steps!

  1. Record and input our range of scores into column in our worksheet. See example illustrated below!

Figure 2. of Range of Scores in Excel.

  1. Our purpose here is to locate the row for a specific score (77). In the example illustrated below, we are going to enter the following formula syntax into the formula bar for cell E2;

=INDEX(B2:B6,MATCH(D2,A2:A6,1))

Figure 3. of INDEX MATCH Function in Excel.

The example illustrated above demonstrates how to make use of the INDEX MATCH operation syntax to determine a particular grade from a separate table based on a specific score value.

Note

  • Always be sure to enter the values (column B) where our match is compared to, in ascending order.

Figure 4. of Final Result.

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index and match with duplicates. I need to use another column as a reference, so my return value has two match the value of two things for it to return
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Hello, I have a big spreadsheet in which I need to know how many patients came in each month based on provider. I am using the following formula but I still get the N/A error. =INDEX('No Show Appts Data'!D:E, MATCH(1, 'No Show Appts Data'!D:D='No Shows Data'!M2)*('No Shows Data'!E:E='No Shows Data'!N1),0)) No Show Appts Data is the name of the sheet where Column D is Month Year of date in question and Column E is the provider. No Shows Data is the sheet where I am making all the formula calculation where Column M is Month and Year and Column N is the provider in question and therefore M2 is the month in question and N1 the provider in question. How do I fix this error? Thanks
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I need to find an INDEX function that will convert the Call Day (a number 1-7) to the actual weekday found in row 1 of the DayofWeek named range. I don't know if I'm supposed to use the MATCH function as well or not.
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