I’m working on taking information from a table like so:
A 1 2 B 3 1 4 C 2 5
Essentially, a series of sets (A,B,C) with their elements arranged vertically beside them.
What I’m trying to do is retrieve the list of column 1 values that have a certain value in column 2. For instance, if the lookup value for column 2 was 1, I would want A and B to match, but not C. Best case scenario, I could generate a new column containing the matches. Is there a way to do this without resorting to VBA?
The data I am working with is not so clean, here’s a doctored version of it
1 2 3 4 83 Fun Edit ZZZZZZ*AAAAAA 210 365,400 176 210 85 Fun Edit 600,500 205 MEDICARE 176 200
The extracted data does not like to preserve relationships between data beyond the column 1 identifier. In this case, the information in column 3 “
” comes from item 176 in column 4. So filling down and taking the row will result in issues downstream.
In the long run, the data in column 4 is just a key for matching the information in this extract with another one.
I appreciate everyone’s help thus far, and apologize for my insufficient original example.
Here’s a short workflow that will do it:
- Select the entire range
arrow up. You should have a formula that looks like
Ctrl+Enter. At this point all the missing alpha values should be filled in.
Autofilterand filter the numbers to show only
- If you want to use the filtered alpha list elsewhere, copy the values showing, and paste elsewhere.