Excel - VLOOKUP DUPLICATE VALUES

Asked By R on 17-Feb-09 08:15 AM
I am looking for a way to look up duplicate values in a table array. When I
use VLOOKUP it continues to give me the same value (see D3 and D4).This is
the formula I used in
D1:D40...=VLOOKUP(LARGE($A$1:$A$40,1),$A$1:$B$40,2,FALSE)
with the LARGE 'K' value incrementing. I would have liked D4 to come up with
FG04.

A        B               Formulas in C Column       C               D
1    32      FG01          =LARGE($A$1:$A$40,1)     41           FG03
2    22      FG02          =LARGE($A$1:$A$40,2)     32           FG01
3    41      FG03          =LARGE($A$1:$A$40,3)     22           FG02
4    22      FG04          =LARGE($A$1:$A$40,4)     22           FG02
5    12      FG05          =LARGE($A$1:$A$40,5)     12           FG05




demechani replied on 17-Feb-09 08:33 AM
Source data as posted in cols A & B, from row1 down
In C1: =IF(A1="","",A1-ROW()/10^10)
In D1: =LARGE(C:C,ROWS($1:1))
In E1: =INDEX(B:B,MATCH(LARGE(C:C,ROWS($1:1)),C:C,0))
Copy C1:E1 down to E5. Minimize col C. Cols D & E returns the required
auto-descending sort of cols A & B, by the values in col A, with ties
accounted for.
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demechani replied on 17-Feb-09 08:40 AM
Corrections, it should have read:
In C1: =IF(A1="","",A1-ROW()/10^10)
In D1: =INDEX(A:A,MATCH(LARGE($C:$C,ROWS($1:1)),$C:$C,0))
Copy D1 to E1. Select C1:E1, copy down to E5. Minimize col C. Cols D & E
returns the required auto-descending sort of cols A & B, by the values in col
A, with ties accounted for.
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
Downloads:23,000 Files:370 Subscribers:66
xdemechanik
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Teethlessmam replied on 17-Feb-09 08:57 AM
Try this:

In C1: =RANK(A1,$A$1:$A$5)+COUNTIF($A$1:A1,A1)-1
copy down

In D1: =INDEX($B$1:$B$5,MATCH(ROW(A1),$C$1:$C$5,0))
copy down