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Hi Tom

Using the below as an example, I have 2 tabs on a spreadsheet. Tab 1 has the data below, for 225 cost centres and an ever expanding date range ie we monitor the data daily and a new day is added every day with the old days also remaining, ie, report gets one column larger every day.

The 2nd tab has the 225 cost centres and a single cell in which I specify a date from the previous range.  I need a formula in the cells next to the cost centres which will reference the data in Tab 1 and pull in the data from the other page and put it against the correct cost centre.  IE, if I specify the 5th of December, it will pull in data from the 5th december.
Because of the number of cost centres I don't want to use an ordinary HLookup.

Tab1
CC   01/12   02/12   03/12   04/12   05/12   06/12   07/12
1   1   1   4   1   3   1   1
2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2
3   5   5   10   3   5   4   5
4   7   7   7   7   7   7   9
5   10   8   7   6   12   5   9

Tab2
CC   05/12
1   3
2   2
3   5
4   7
5   12

I hope you can understand my explanation of the problem.  Any question please let me know.

B2:  =index(Tab1!\$A:\$NC,match(\$A2,Tab1!\$A:\$A,0),Match(\$B\$1,Tab1!\$A\$1:\$NC\$1,0))

This finds row in column A of Tab1 that has the CC designated in cell A2
match(\$A2,Tab1!\$A:\$A,0)

This finds the column in Row 1 of Tab1 that holds the date found in B1
Match(\$B\$1,Tab1!\$A\$1:\$NC\$1,0)

then

=Index(Tab1!\$A:\$NC,matching row, matching column)

should return the value you seek.

You can then copy the formula in B2 down column B next to your values in column A (of tab2)

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thanks Tom. That will come in very useful and save me loads of time!!

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