## How to find the first numeric cell in an Excel range?

If there is a list of data mixed with text and numbers, how can you quickly find the first numeric value as below screenshot shown in Excel? Here I have a formula that can quickly handle it without manual checking.

Find the first numeric cell in Excel

#### Find the first numeric cell in Excel

To find the first numeric cell which includes times, dates and numbers, you can use this formula:

Select a cell which you place the finding result, type this formula =INDEX(A1:A10,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(ISNUMBER(A1:A10),0),0)), and press Enter key.

Now it returns the actual value of the first numeric in the specified list. See screenshot:

Note: In the formula, A1:A10 is the specified list you will check for the first numeric value from, and you can change it as you need.

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Thanks, great tutorial!. How would you find the first numeric value in a descending list?
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Hi, if you want to find the frist numeric value in a descending list, do you mean to find the maximu, numeric value in the list? If so, just use MAX(range) function to get the value.
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How can you find the second numberic number and so on?
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