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Dynamic Lookups

Rather than bogging down your Workbook with hundreds or thousands of lookup formulas, use one to lookup multiple tables and values. The download below is kind of like a formula approach to PivotTables

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Excel VBA Macro Codes

Try this Custom Function, which should work in Excel 2000 or above.

Used in any cell like;
=Lookup_Occurrence("Jan",$A$1:$C$5000,2,-1,3)

Function Lookup_Occurence(To_find, Table_array As Range, _
    Look_in_col As Long, Offset_col, Occurrence As Long, _
    Optional Case_sensitive As Boolean, Optional Part_cell_match As Boolean)
     
Dim lLoop As Long
    Dim rFound As Range
    Dim xlLook As XlLookAt
    Dim lOcCheck As Long
     
     
     
    If Part_cell_match = False Then
        xlLook = xlWhole
    Else
        xlLook = xlPart
    End If
     
    Set rFound = Table_array.Columns(Look_in_col).Cells(1, 1)
     
    On Error Resume Next
     lOcCheck = WorksheetFunction.CountIf _
        (Table_array.Columns(Look_in_col), To_find)
        
        If lOcCheck < Occurrence Then
           Lookup_Occurence = vbNullString
        Else
            For lLoop = 1 To Occurrence
                Set rFound = Table_array.Columns(Look_in_col).Find _
                (What:=To_find, After:=rFound, LookAt:=xlLook, LookIn:=xlValues, _
                    MatchCase:=Case_sensitive)
            Next lLoop
     
    On Error GoTo 0
     
    Lookup_Occurence = rFound.Offset(0, Offset_col)

      
    End If
    
    
     
End Function

Used in any cell like;
=Lookup_Occurrence("Jan",$A$1:$C$5000,2,-1,3)

Where;
Jan is the value to find. (To_find)

$A$1:$C$5000 is data table AND A1:C1 has headings. (Table_array)

2 is the column (relative to Table_array) of the data table to look in, column B in this case. (Look_in_column)

-1 is the offset from the found occurrence (Column A in this case). It can be positive or negative. (Offset_column)

3 is the occurrence of Jan to find in Column B. (Occurrence)

Or, if you use TRUE, TRUE (the default if omitted is FALSE, FALSE) for the last 2 optional arguments (Case_sensitive and Part_cell_match) it becomes case sensitive and looks for part cell matches. That is, a cell housing Jan. Is the next month. or The next month is Jan. or Next month is Jan, followed by Feb, will all be considered matches.

If the number of occurrences (based on your arguments) is not possible, the Function returns empty text.

 

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