Feb 21 2021 05:47 PM - edited Feb 21 2021 05:47 PM
Feb 21 2021 09:25 PM
Considering the data in column A, you have list of years are unique ,,, so if you want to count the year, you get 1 for each.
But I don't this is the issue,, if you want to count that how many years are involved to get 36000 then you need an array formula or Solver can do this also.
So better edit your post & clear the issue,,, or share the expected output with us.
Feb 21 2021 11:01 PM
From the inside out, "Cumulative>=F12" creates an array of <<FALSE, FASLE, TRUE, TRUE ....etc>> for every cell in the named range Cumulative. MATCH is finding the position of the first instance of TRUE in that array.
So, in this particular example, it finds that the third element in the array is greater than or equal to 36000. Hence, during the third year, the indicated amount has been reached or exceeded.
The curly brackets around the formula indicate that you are an older version of Excel. You can't type them when you write the formula, but you need to finish the formula by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Enter simultaneously. Then, the curly brackets will appear. On newer Excel versions this is not necessary anymore.