I have a list of data that is separated by
Team and their
Category Score changes for each
Team on a daily basis and based on their actual score of the day, I’ll need to identify the
Category Score that they fall into.
For example, if on the 1st Jan 2018, Team A’s score is 225. Team A’s score whole fall in between 200 and 250. The assigned
Score Category will then be rounded up to the last category which will be 200
However, the next day, Team A’s
Score Category is changed. The 225 score nicely rests on a
Score Category and thus the assigned category will be 225.
Hopefully that gives a clear picture.
To help with the matter, the data is always sorted by
Team with ascending
I’m looking for an excel formula that hopefully does not use the array function.
I’ve so far looked at the Index Match formulas but they were all exact match that does not allow me to approximate to a value.
Date Team Score Category 1/1/2018 A 100 1/1/2018 A 150 1/1/2018 A 200 1/1/2018 A 250 1/1/2018 A 300 1/1/2018 B 300 1/1/2018 B 400 1/1/2018 B 500 2/1/2018 A 150 2/1/2018 A 200 2/1/2018 A 225 2/1/2018 A 300 2/1/2018 A 350 2/1/2018 B 350 2/1/2018 B 450 2/1/2018 B 550 Date: 1/1/2018 Team: A Actual Score: 225 Category Score (Output): 200 Date: 2/1/2018 Team: A Actual Score: 225 Category Score (Output): 225
Try this array formula:
Note this is an array formula, must be entered with Ctrl+Shift+Enter on your keyboard rather than just Enter.
See below, working example with your data. I also copied this cell from
A few notes:
This formula only works if your
Score Categories for a particular
Team combination are in ascending order (because using a third argument of
MATCH requires that the data be sorted), but from the way your question is worded, it doesn’t sound like this will be an issue.
The formula would probably also break if your
Score Categories and/or
Actual Scores are negative, since the
IF statement effectively “zero’s-out” the data you’re not interested in for this particular
Team combination. But if the
Actual Score is negative then it probably would erroneously consider one of these
0‘s as a match. This is just a guess, I didn’t test this though.
Another thing to consider is to add a
Score Category of
0 to the top of each
Team combination. I say this because if for example the
Actual Score is lower than the lowest
Score Category (e.g. if the
Actual Score is
50 but the lowest
Score Category is
100), then a match won’t be found, and I’m guessing the formula would return an error.