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# Excel/display the number beside a 0

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Hi Edward,

Thank you for taking my question. I've tried VLOOKUP and INDEX fucntions, but perhaps my equation isn't that good. Here is a summary of what I am trying to do.

A1 = my formula that that I am trying to figure out.
B1 to Z1 = each column is a dollar amount that gets calculated once we get to that month.  Let's say B1 January 2014 revenue; C1= Feb. 2014 revenue and so on.  H1 would be July revenue so that will either be null or \$0 since we are not there yet.

I am trying to have A1 read all of the cells to the right and return the last number that is not a null or zero.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you again for sharing your expertise.

Sincerely,

Gavin

As your question suggests that the data will be a sequential block of data, this formula

=MATCH(0,B1:Z1)

would return the first cell with a zero value.  That can then be used with other functions to get your value - I'd suggest offset -

=OFFSET(A1,0,MATCH(0,B1:Z1)-2)

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#### Aidan Heritage

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