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How to rank positive and negative numbers separately in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-22

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?
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Rank positive values only

Rank negative values only

arrow blue right bubble 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.
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arrow blue right bubble 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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