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How to find the last occurrence of a specific value in a list in Excel?

Normally, when using the Vlookup function to search for a value, it will return the corresponding result for the first matching. If there are multiple matching items in the list and you want to return the last matching occurrence, how can you do? This tutorial provides two methods for you to easily get it down.

Find the last occurrence of a specific value in a list with formula
Easily find the last occurrence of a specific value in a list with an amazing tool

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Find the last occurrence of a specific value in a list with formula

As the below screenshot shown, there are multiple “KTW” in column B, but you only want to look for the last one and return the corresponding value in column C in cell F2. Please try the below array formula.

1. Select a blank cell, copy the below formula into it and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to output the result.


Note: In the formula, $C$2:$C$13 is the column range that contains the value you will return; B2:B13 is the column range you are looking for; E2 contains the criteria you will do the search based on.

Easily find the last occurrence of a specific value in a list with an amazing tool

Here recommend you to use the LOOKUP from Bottom to Top utility of Kutools for Excel. With this handy feature, you can easily find the last occurrence of a certain value in a list with only several clicks.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Click Kutools > Super LOOKUP > LOOKUP from Bottom to Top to enable the feature. See screenshot:

2. In the LOOKUP from Bottom to Top dialog box, please configure as follows.

  • Select the lookup value cells and the output cells in the Lookup Values and Output Range section;
  • Select the whole data range, the key column you are looking for, and the return column in the Data range section;
  • Click the OK button to get the results immediately. See screenshot:

  If you want to have a free trial (

-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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This is a REALLY neat syntax! Love it, Small and Large wasn't quite working. to use the match function to look up a 2 in a list of 1s, returning the last one - ingenious.

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