Reference the top line of a filtered list


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doctorhappy

I want to be able to reference the top line of a filtered list with the
intention of using it in a vlookup function in another cell. For example, if
col A has a list of tutor groups R1, R2, R3 etc... and I have a vlookup to
match the tutor group to a person, when I filter by tutor group the persons
name is displayed in this other cell.
 
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Glenn

doctorhappy said:
I want to be able to reference the top line of a filtered list with the
intention of using it in a vlookup function in another cell. For example, if
col A has a list of tutor groups R1, R2, R3 etc... and I have a vlookup to
match the tutor group to a person, when I filter by tutor group the persons
name is displayed in this other cell.


=INDEX(A2:A1000,MATCH(1,SUBTOTAL(3,OFFSET(A2:A1000,ROW(A2:A1000)-ROW(A2),,1)),0))

This is an array formula. Commit with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
 
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Shane Devenshire

Hi,

This is a great example of the benefits of using range names, suppose you
name your range A, then Glenn's formula becomes

=INDEX(A,MATCH(1,SUBTOTAL(3,OFFSET(A,ROW(A)-ROW(A2),,1)),))

Anytime you find yourself using the same range over and over in one formula
a range name can shorten it.
 
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Shane Devenshire

Hi,

This is a great example of the benefits of using range names, suppose you
name your range A, then Glenn's formula becomes

=INDEX(A,MATCH(1,SUBTOTAL(3,OFFSET(A,ROW(A)-ROW(A2),,1)),))

Anytime you find yourself using the same range over and over in one formula
a range name can shorten it.
 

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