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Dear Tom,

I have a table in sheet2 with header (In Row 2) such as 32, 68, 1045, 3600, 4580 and beneath that column contains a set of numbers (See image alongside)

Now in sheet1 i have number 68 in cell C7 and 21712 in E7. Number 68 is changeable in any one of the numbers in the header(Row2). Also 21712 can be any number.

Help me to write formula in cell F7 to find the exact number or next immediate higher number entered in E7 based on number in C7 from the table in sheet2.

If C7 = 68 and E7 = 21712 then the answer in F7 should be 22400.

Thanks for your continued support.


this worked for me given your description and picture:


Sheet2!$B$2:$H$2  is how I reference  your header row.  If the range of your header is farther to the right than you show, then adjust that range to match your header row.

30 is the number of rows in your data on sheet2 (not counting the header and the blank row below it).   So change the 30 to match the number of rows of data you have. (you show 26 in your image, but I used 30).  

Tom Ogilvy  
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