Hi Tom

Hope all is good!!

I have a question on a formula

I have a range of cells with formulas that if
a cell equals say 1 then it returns a text such
as ltlt; the range is C1:C10 and only one cell
within that column will have a text based on a
date formula within that specific cell of C1:C10

I have tried different formulas in C11 to return
whatever text (contents)that is shown in the C1:C10 range
which will only be one of those cells...

can u assist please?




This should do what you described:


If there are multiple text strings, then it will return the last one counting from row 1 to 10
If there are no text strings, it will return #N/A

Otherwise it should work as you describe.

If the other cells in C1:C10 are all blank, then you could use this


Tom Ogilvy

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