Before watching the video, try solving it yourself. Here is the deal:

You need to find a formula that solves the below problem:

The tricky part is this:

If B, D or R win a price, the workshop (i.e. that row) counts as 1. This means if we only had data until row 10, we need to get 4 as our answer!  (…the data set is bigger than this…)

How would you go about it? Use intermediate steps? Use one formula?

You can download the file below:

Don’t watch the video until you attempt it yourself…

…then you can see how I tried to solve it with 1 Array Formula.

p.s. Honestly I shot this video over 10 times! It was originally intended to be 1 video, showing 1 solution, but every time I started editing the video, I came up with new formulas that could do this, so I kept shooting it over and over again with different solutions and finally it became a three series video.  Hope you enjoy it and learn more about Excel array formulas!

Move on to PART 2 to learn about the MMULT formula

Move on to PART 3 to learn about the MMULT formula

Download the Workbook Below…

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You’d like to try it yourself? Download the FREE file here. Let me know what you come up with!

Leila Gharani

I'm a 6x Microsoft MVP with over 15 years of experience implementing and professionals on Management Information Systems of different sizes and nature.

My background is Masters in Economics, Economist, Consultant, Oracle HFM Accounting Systems Expert, SAP BW Project Manager. My passion is teaching, experimenting and sharing. I am also addicted to learning and enjoy taking online courses on a variety of topics.