# Excel/One more question

Question
If I wanted to have a value in A1 and then I wanted to see if it matched any of the values in B1:B10, how would I do that?

Bob

Bob,

I had a question similar to this just recently.  There are several ways you could do it.

=Countif(B1:B10,A1)>0

will return true or false

=match(A1,B1:B10,False)   will return the location of the match in the range B1:B10 if A1 is found in that range otherwise it would return the #N/A error value

=Sumproduct(--(B1:B10=A1))<0

All of those worked for me.  If you need more explanation, ask a follow-up question with the specifics of what you need to know.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Very thorough answer. The expert offered several solutions for solving my problem.

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#### Tom Ogilvy

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Selected as an Excel MVP by Microsoft since 1999. Answering Excel questions in Allexperts since its inception in 2001. Able to answer questions on almost all aspects of Excel's internal capabilities. If seeking a VBA solution, please specify that in your question itself so I give you the answer you want. [Excel has weak protection - if you are distributing an application, I don't answer questions on how to protect your project from your users.]

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