Excel/array formula


Hi Tom

On Sheet2, range a2:b510 there is a list of information.  In column A is a list of names; in column B there is a list of class codes.

On the same sheet I would like to type in a class code in cell D2.  When I do this, I would like the names of each student in that class to appear in column E starting at E2.

Could you write this formula for me please? I believe that I will need an array formula; this outside of my skillset.

Thanks in advance.


in Cell E2
e2:  =IFERROR(INDEX(A:A,SMALL(IF($B$2:$B$510=$D$2,ROW($B$2:$B$510)),ROW($A1)),1),"")

enter with Ctrl+Shift+Enter rather than just enter.  

then select E2 and drag fill down column E for as far as you would ever have names to list (maximum class size).  

That worked for me.

Tom Ogilvy  
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