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# Excel/Indexing

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I am trying to use the index and the match function.

Assume field A1 and B1 with the values as shown below

=INDEX({"1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","10"},MATCH(E27,{"Remote","Unlikely","Possible","Likely","Almost Certain"},FALSE)*MATCH(F27,{"Insignificant","Minor","Moderate","Significant","Severe"},FALSE))

If i click on "Remote" and the values in B1 , it displays correctly 1,2,3,4,5

But, if i click the next one "Unlikely" and values in B1 , it displays 2,4,6,8,10 - i would like it to display 6,7,8,9,10 (Please note that the intention is not to display numbers 6 through 10 but to display whatever is in that place)

Can you please let me know what should be modified so i get what i want?

Raj:

I suggest the following function...

=INDEX({"1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","10"},(MATCH(E27,{"Remote","Unlikely","Possible","Likely","Almost Certain"},FALSE)-1)*5+MATCH(F27,{"Insignificant","Minor","Moderate","Significant","Severe"},FALSE))

Of course, it won't work once you get to Possible; however, I presume you already knew you needed more values in the first part of the INDEX (25 total).

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