Excel/formula syntax


Hi Tom

In a worksheet called "SPtemplate, I have written the following formula: =IFERROR(INDEX(DataSheet!$E$15:$J$1501,MATCH(I2,DataSheet!$C$15:$C$1501,0),MATCH($A$1,DataSheet!$E$14:$J$14,0)),"")

It works.  However there is a slight complication in the cell "i2" is the name of a student.   The formula looks in the index (DataSheet!$E$15:$J$1501) and matchs the name of the students with a column heading ($A$1).

The problem is that the student's name appears twice because she is in two different classes.  The classes are listed in column  "D" of the index.  

There is a separate reference to the student's class in the worksheet "SPtemplate" in cell "X4"

Is there a way of writing a formula that distinguishes between the two different classes and returns the correct result?

Thanks in advance


Christopher Mitchell,

You would need to enter the formula as an array formula


Entered with Ctrl+Shift+Enter rather than just enter

Tom Ogilvy  
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