# Looking at multiple cells

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#### Jim

Hello,

I would like to reference a cell for data, however if that cell is blenk
then look at the next cell, etc. For example:

In P1 I would like to reference cell F1, but if E1 is blank then the formula
looks at D1, and if D1 is blank I would like to look at C1, if C1 is blank I
would like to look at B1, and if B1 is blank I would like to populate P1 with
the data from A1. A1 will always have data, but the other cells may be blank.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Jim

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#### Ms-Exl-Learner

If your A1 to F1 data is Numbers then use the below formula. Copy and paste
the below formula in P1 cell.
=LOOKUP(10^10,A1:F1,A1:F1)

If your A1 to F1 data is BOTH NUMBERS AND TEXTS OR TEXT then use the below
formula. Copy and paste the below formula in P1 cell.
=INDEX(A1:F1,MAX(COLUMN(A1:F1)*(A1:F1<>"")))
It is an array formula so it requires Cntrl+Shift+Enter. After pasting the
above formula in P1 cell place the cursor in P1 cell and press F2 and hit
Cntrl+Shift+Enter. Now in formula bar the formula will be surrounded by the
curly braces after hitting the Cntrl+Shift+Enter. General enter wonâ€™t work.

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J

#### Jim

Perfect - thanks!!!

Ms-Exl-Learner said:
If your A1 to F1 data is Numbers then use the below formula. Copy and paste
the below formula in P1 cell.
=LOOKUP(10^10,A1:F1,A1:F1)

If your A1 to F1 data is BOTH NUMBERS AND TEXTS OR TEXT then use the below
formula. Copy and paste the below formula in P1 cell.
=INDEX(A1:F1,MAX(COLUMN(A1:F1)*(A1:F1<>"")))
It is an array formula so it requires Cntrl+Shift+Enter. After pasting the
above formula in P1 cell place the cursor in P1 cell and press F2 and hit
Cntrl+Shift+Enter. Now in formula bar the formula will be surrounded by the
curly braces after hitting the Cntrl+Shift+Enter. General enter wonâ€™t work.

Remember to Click Yes, if this post helps!

M

#### Ms-Exl-Learner

You are welcome and thanks for feeding back.