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How to find matched value by searching upwards in Excel?

Normally, we are finding matched values from up to down in an Excel column. As below screenshot shown, how about finding matched value by searching upwards in Excel? This article will show you methods to achieve it.

Find matched value by searching upwards with formulas in Excel

Easily find matched value by searching up to down


arrow blue right bubble Find matched value by searching upwards with formulas in Excel


You can apply the following formula to find matched value by searching upwards in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for locating the matched value, then enter formula =LOOKUP(2,1/(A2:A5=D2),B2:B5) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Note: In the formula, D2 is the cell contains the value you will find matched value based on; A2:A5 is the column range which the certain look up value locates inside. And B2:B4 contains the matched value you will get.

Then you will get the matched value by searching upwards in Excel as above screenshot shown.


arrow blue right bubble Easily find matched value by searching up to down

This section will introduce the Look for a value in list function of Kutools for Excel to help you easily find the first matched value by searching up to down without remembering formula in Excel.

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1. Select a blank cell for populating the result, then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Look for a value in list. See screenshot:

2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, you need to:

2.1 Select the table which contains the look up value and matched value in the Table_array box;

2.2 Select the cell contains the certain value you will find matched value based on in the Look_value box;

2.3 Select the column with the matched value you will find in the Column box;

2.4 Click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then you can see the first matched value based on the given value is populated in selected cell immediately.

If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to free download the software first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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