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I would like a formula that would return the contents of a header cell based on the last entry in a range of cells containing two columns. The formulas I have found so far seem to be able to use only one column. I am using Excel 2007

Example of the spreadsheet:

A B C D

1 Date Pmt Chg Bal

2 8/21 10.00 10.00

3 8/25 10.00 20.00

4 8/29 10.00 10.00

I would like to use the range of columns B and C to find the last entry and then return either Pmt or Chg. I think this may be a VBA formula, I am not to familiar with VBA so could you please include how to enter the formula?

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

John

John,

If I understand your situation/requirement, then I don't think you need VBA. I would use

=IF(MATCH(SUM($B:$B),$B:$B,1)>MATCH(SUM($C:$C),$C:$C,1),"Pmt","Chg")

So I find the row of the last value in column B and compare it to the row of the last value in column C. If the row in B is greater, then I return "Pmt" else I return "Chg"

is that what you want?

this solution assumes columns B and C only hold the kind of data you show in your example.

If column B or C does not contain at least one number, then the formula will return an Error Value (#N/A). That could be fixed with

=IF(IFERROR(MATCH(SUM($B:$B),$B:$B,1),0)>IFERROR(MATCH(SUM($C:$C),$C:$C,1),0),"Pmt","Chg")

If you wanted to make it more dynamic (so you could change the header in B1 and/or C1

=IF(IFERROR(MATCH(SUM($B:$B),$B:$B,1),0)>IFERROR(MATCH(SUM($C:$C),$C:$C,1),0),$B$1,$C$1)

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Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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