finding is a value is betwen a range of values


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Alberto Ast

I have several Colors in ColumA, on column B I have the lowest value and on
column C I have the highest.. I can have same color several times with
different range values.... how do I find if a given value meets one of those
criterias?

Col A Col B Col C
Blue 1 100
Blue 150 400
Yellow 200 300
Blue 500 750

I want to seach (Blue 200) and get a true value (is on range blue 150-400)
I search for (Blue 800) and get a false value (is not on any valid range)

Thanks
 
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T. Valko

Try this...

E2 = blue
F2 = some number

Try this array formula** :

=ISNUMBER(MATCH(1,(A2:A5=E2)*(B2:B5<=F2)*(C2:C5>=F2),0))

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.
 
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Alberto Ast

Not sure how it worked but it did great.... I will have to learn more about
it in the future.... for now I think it meet my needs... I will go to the
complete file I need to update with the information you gave me.
Thanks
 
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Bernard Liengme

T Valko's formula is clever but it is an array formula
This one is a 'simple' formula - just commit it with ENTER
=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A5=E2)*(B2:B5<=F2)*(C2:C5>=F2))>0
best wishes
 
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Alberto Ast

This is great... work as you say simple... people around me say I know a lot
of excel but it is because I am not near the experts... I really appreciate
all your help.
 
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