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Tom,

Hello sir, hope you can help. I have the following formula in excel and it works except for one small detail. I only want it to bring back information if the cell has a name. Currently the cells come back with a name or blank if cell is 0. I would like it to only bring back if cell has a name. the formula is an array.

{=IF(SMALL(IF($P$5:$P$12>1,IF(LEN($C$5:$C$12)>0,ROW($P$5:$P$12),9999),9999),ROW()-2)=9999,"",INDEX(C:C,SMALL(IF($P$5:$P$12>1,IF(LEN($C$5:$C$12)>0,ROW($P$5:$P$12),9999),9999),ROW()-2),1))}. This currently brings back names and blanks. If I have a blank cell in the middle or anywhere else as far as that goes I want to skip and continue getting names only.

Thank you for looking.

John

John,

=INDEX($C:$C,SMALL(IF(($P$5:$P$12>1)*(LEN($C$5:$C$12)>0),ROW($P$5:$P$12)),ROW($A1)),1)

enter as an array formula

then drag fill down until you start getting errors.

If you are using Excel 2007 or later you can use

=IFERROR(INDEX(C:C,SMALL(IF(($P$5:$P$12>1)*(LEN($C$5:$C$12)>0),ROW($P$5:$P$12)),ROW($A1)),1),"")

Also array entered. Then drag fill down the column

The row(A1) produces a 1 as the second argument to SMALL. I assume your formula is entered in row 3 and row()-2 produces a 1 but using row($A1) makes this work regardless of what cell you start in.

That worked for me as I understand the requirement.

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Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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