Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in


How to quickly rank closet to zero or a specific value in Excel?

In Excel, you may usually rank a list of values in ascending order or descending order, but in some cases, you want to rank values close to zero or 100 or a specific value as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly handle this task?
doc rank closet 1

Rank close to zero or a specific value

arrow blue right bubble Rank close to zero or a specific value

You can rank values close to zero or a specific value by calculating the absolute difference between them first, then rank as general.

1. Select a blank cell next to the values you want to rank, for instance, C2, and type this formula =ABS(0-B2) (0 is the specified value you want to rank closet, B2 is the value you want to rank), drag auto fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells you use. See screenshot:
doc rank closet 2

2. Go to the cell you want to place the ranking, D2 for example, type the Rank function, =RANK(C2,$C$2:$C$14) (C2 is the absolute difference between the closet value and the value you rank, C2:C14 is the range you use to rank), drag auto fill handle to fill the formula to the cells. See screenshot:
doc rank closet 3

There is another somewhat long formula that also can directly rank closet a specific value, =SUMPRODUCT((ABS(B2-0)>ABS(B$2:B$14-0))+0)+1, this formula will rank in ascending order.
doc rank closet 4

You may be interested in this utility

Round (Rounding numbers, round down/up, round to even without formulas.)

doc round

Recommended Productivity Tools for Excel

Kutools for Excel Helps You Always Finish Work Ahead of Time, and Stand Out From Crowd

  • More than 300 powerful advanced features, designed for 1500 work scenarios, increasing productivity by 70%, give you more time to take care of family and enjoy life.
  • No longer need memorizing formulas and VBA codes, give your brain a rest from now on.
  • Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, Complicated and repeated operations can be done in seconds, 
  • Reduce thousands of keyboard & mouse operations every day, say goodbye to occupational diseases now.
  • 110,000 highly effective people and 300+ world-renowned companies' choice.
  • 60-day full features free trial. 60-day money back guarantees. 2 years of free upgrade and support.

Brings Tabbed Browsing and Editing to Microsoft Office, Far More Powerful Than The Browser's Tabs

  • Office Tab is designed for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Other Office Applications: Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.
  • Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.