Excel Reverse Matrix Lookup

Find Column Header based on Matrix Value and Row

Excel reverse lookup problemAre you familiar with INDEX MATCH?

If you’re familiar with Index and Match you know how to solve a matrix lookup problem. You want to find a value inside the matrix by looking up the row and column headers.

What happens though when it’s reversed? You want to find the column header based on the value inside the matrix as well as the row header.

To solve this Excel problem, we will take a look at INDEX & MATCH and use two sets of INDEX MATCH to get our result. We will actually use the row argument of index inside the column argument to help us correct the range for the match function. Sounds confusing? It’s actually quite simple;

Watch the steps in this video:

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  1. Tom Cooper July 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

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