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Hi Tom,
I am using an Index and Match function to find a date that is referenced by a particular number.


Column C is the row of dates, and D is the column of values.

I'd like to refine the C:C to only reference the dates of this week.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks for the help


I have revised my answer - I was rushing and didn't get all the arguments correct in my formula.

if your dates are sorted and the date only appears once (7 rows per week), you could find your beginning of the week date in column C using match


that finds the first row and then uses 7 rows. So you would use that same approach in both parts of your formula


so the arguments to offset are

offset(base cell, 0 based row offset, 0 based column offset, number of rows, number of columns)

since the offsets (arguments 2 and 3) are zero based, I subtract 1 from the results of match and the 3rd argument is 0 so it refers to the base cell column.  

-- Regards, Tom Ogilvy  
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