## How to rank positive and negative numbers separately in Excel?

Supposing a list contains multiple positive and negative values, generally, it will rank all values by the Rank function, but what I want is to rank the positive and negative numbers separately as below screenshot shown, have any quick tricks to handle this job in Excel?

Rank positive values only

Rank negative values only

#### Rank positive values only

To rank positive values only, you can apply below formula.

Select a blank cell next to the list you want to rank positive values only, type this formula =IF(\$A2>0,MATCH(\$A2,SMALL(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16>0,\$A\$2:\$A\$16),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNTIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16,">0")))),0),"") and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys, then drag auto fill handle down to fill this formula to cells you need.

#### Rank negative values only

Rank negative values only, please do as follow:

Select a cell which will place the ranking number, type this formula =IF(\$A2<0,MATCH(\$A2,LARGE(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16<0,\$A\$2:\$A\$16),ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNTIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16,"<0")))),0),""), hold Shift + Ctrl, and press Enter key to get the correct result.

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