I am trying to create a dynamic formula that looks up a value based on a selected period. I want the current value, and the previous two values (rows 1 and 2 above the currently selected period. I am able to use the vlook up for the current period, but cannot figure out how to get the previous two periods.
so I want the values from 2015-Q1&Q2 and 2014 - Q3 & Q4
2013 - Q1 & Q2 246
2013 - Q3 & Q4 196
2014 - Q1 & Q2 126
2014 - Q3 & Q4 146
2015 - Q1 & Q2 141
2015 - Q3 & Q4 188
2016 - Q1 & Q2 38
it's difficult to determine how the data is stored, but in essence I think you are going to want to do an index match to return the value RATHER than a lookup - index match returns a row within a table, so it's easy to return the values one row and two rows above that - if you email me an example spreadsheet (firstname.lastname@example.org) I can expand on this answer.
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