Is there a way to use FILTER function within XLOOKUP function?

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Hi,

I am trying to retrieve data from a table based on two variable, so I thought of using FILTER function to limit the options within the Xlookup array to the needed values based on the the second variable, like below.

=XLOOKUP(F2,B2:B5,FILTER(A2:A5,C2:C5=E2),"")

It gives me #VALUE Error like in the below sample.

NameBirth YearGender Gender(Var1)Year(Var2)Name
John1987Male Male1982#VALUE!
George1982Male    
Sarah1985Female    
Mila1998Female    

 

4 Replies

@HaythamOlwan Try this:

=FILTER(A2:A5,(B2:B5=F2)*(C2:C5=E2))

@HaythamOlwan 

=FILTER($A$2:$A$5,($C$2:$C$5=E2)*($B$2:$B$5=F2))

You can try to include both criteria in the FILTER function.

It worked as well, thank you.

@HaythamOlwan 

I know it's been awhile and this has already been solved but I came across this and wanted to offer another solution. You can use multiple variables in an xlookup by using an "&". Just make sure your lookup values are in the same order as you lookup array. With the below formula, you get the name George for a male born in 1982.

=Xlookup(E2&F2,C2:C5&B2:B5,A2:A5) 

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