This post will guide you how to get nth match based on one criteria with INDEX and MATCH in Excel. In the previous post, we used one excel formula to get the position of the nth occurrence of a value based on one criteria, at this moment, we can also use it in the new formula to extract the nth match value using INDEX function. Like the below array formula:
Let’s see how this formula works
= SMALL(IF(B2:B10=”jenny”, ROW(B2:B10)-ROW(INDEX(B2:B10,1,1))+1),2)
The detailed description for this formula, please continue reading: get the position of nth occurrence of a value in column
The SMALL function returns the position of the second occurrence of the string text “jenny” in the range B2:B10. If you want to get the third or nth match value in a range, just need to modify the nth in the formula as your need.
=INDEX(D2:D10, SMALL(IF(B2:B10=”jenny”, ROW(B2:B10)-ROW(INDEX(B2:B10,1,1))+1),2))
The First INDEX function returns bonus value of the second match based on the position number returned by the SMALL function. So it returns $165.
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