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excel – Trim values in array?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


The match excel function takes an array or table as second parameter. Is there a way to trim the values of the array before feeding to match function?

I am looking for something like:

=MATCH("bat", TRIM(A1:A12), 0)


How to&Answers:

It will work as an array formula:

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Array formulas must be entered with Ctrl + Shift + Enter rather than just the Enter key. If this is done correctly, the formula will appear with curly braces around it in the Formula Bar.