I have an excel document with 20+ different tables. I would like my Excel formulas in my working sheet to find each table and then extract the data.
=INDEX('[Inputs.xlsx]Table 1'!$A$1:$BV$10000, row_num, column_num)
I have got row number and column number sorted but I would like to put a formula for the table array so that a specific table is found and data is extracted.
Instead of the table array starting cell of A1 I would like to add a MATCH formula to find the specific row that the table header I want to match is in and start by array there.
=MATCH(*$C1*, '[Inputs.xlsx]Table 1'!$A1:$A10000,0)
C1 is text and the table headers in the Input file contains some of the text in C1 hence a partial match.
So I would like to place the match formula within the index formula but I have not had any luck. Any tips? Thanks!
INDEX('[Inputs.xlsx]Table 1'!$A$&MATCH(*$C1*, '[Inputs.xlsx]Table 1'!$A1:$A10000,0):$BV$10000, row_num, column_num)
You may use INDIRECT
=INDEX(INDIRECT("'[Inputs.xlsx]Table 1'!$A$" & MATCH(...)), ..
but it works if only your file is opened.
Why don't you use Excel tables with structured references?
Thanks. I have not used structured references because I have about 100 input files (which change every year) and I want to avoid changing each one.
Now it says I have too many arguments for this function. Any work arounds for this? Thanks!
I imitated on my file, formula looks like
=INDEX(INDIRECT("'[Book1]Sheet1 plus'!$F$" & MATCH(C1,B1:B7,0) & ":$F$8"),3,0)
your one shall have the same structure