# lookup one value in list and return multiple results

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#### ORLANDO V

Hi,

Here is an illustrative example of my problem:

I have a list of numbers and letters. How can I lookup the value " 1 " and
return the multiple results of z, a, g ? I want to type only one formula
in one cell, although I don't mind the result being spread out over multiple
cells. Which formula can be used?
Thanks for your thoughts on this.

1 z
2 b
1 a
3 e
4 f
1 g

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#### Ron Coderre

With your posted sample in Cells A1:B6

Try this:
C1: (the Col_A value to find....eg 1)

Enter this ARRAY FORMULA, committed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER,
Note: Formula is in sections for readability:
D1: =IF(ROWS(\$1:1)>COUNTIF(\$A\$1:\$A\$10,\$C\$1),"",
INDEX(\$B\$1:\$B\$10,SMALL(IF((\$A\$1:\$A\$10=\$C\$1),ROW(\$A\$1:\$A\$10)),ROWS(\$1:1))))

Copy D1 and paste into D25

Is that something you can work with?
Post back if you have more questions.
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Regards,

Ron
Microsoft MVP (Excel)
(XL2003, Win XP)

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#### RagDyer

So, are you saying that you *don't* want to enter a formula in a cell and
then copy it down the column?