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# Excel/Get values from a range

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My 'actual' input range is AC38:BH38 which contains either of a value or "".
There is also a row \$AC\$58:\$BH\$58 which contains either of "Y" or "".  This row \$AC\$58:\$BH\$58 does not contain any -ve values although it may contains "Y" or "".

If the cell/(s) in \$AC\$58:\$BH\$58 contains "Y", it certifies that:
1. the corresponding cell/(s) in the above row#38 contains values & not "".
2. from the corresponding cell/(s) only of the input range AC38:BH38; the answer (as required below) has to be pulled.
While pulling the answer, the formula should consider 2 conditions:
Formula should consider those cells of the input range AC38:BH38 ONLY:
1. where corresponding cell/(s) in the row#58 contains "Y"
2. the cell value of the input range AC38:BH38 must be>0

1. Value of the 'Last cell' (Right hand side) of the input range AC38:BH38 meeting the above 2 conditions.
2. Value of the 1 cell LEFT to the above cell PROVIDED it also meets the above 2 conditions.
3. Value of the 2 cell LEFT to the above cell(answer #1) PROVIDED it also meets the above 2 conditions.
4. Value of the 3 cell LEFT to the above cell(answer #1) PROVIDED it also meets the above 2 conditions.

Answer#2="" if only 1 cell of the input range AC38:BH38 meets the above 2 conditions.
Answer#3="" if only 2 cells of the input range AC38:BH38 meets the above 2 conditions.
Answer#4="" if only 3 cells of the input range AC38:BH38 meets the above 2 conditions.

it's difficult to follow this via the medium of allexperts, and I suspect it would be difficult to follow the answer as well - at the moment, it's sounding as though the first answer required would need an array formula to return the column number of the last cell which matches your criteria - possibly using this as an array filter.  I have examples of these available, but think that it would be easier to see a sample file - my email is aidan.heritage@virgin.net and i'm happy to look at this for you.

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#### Aidan Heritage

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I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world! As AllExperts closes down, just google me to find my details - I will still be around answering questions!

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My background is in the insurance industry and call centre areas, but have been called upon to provide many varied solutions.

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I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!