# How to get nth Match with One Criteria using INDEX/MATCH

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:

{=INDEX(array,SMALL(IF(vals=val,ROW(vals)-ROW(INDEX(vals,1,1))+1),nth))}

For example, if you want to find the 2th occurrence of the member “jenny” in the range B2:B10 and extracts its relative bonus value in the range D2:D10, you can used the following array formula:

=INDEX(D2:D10, SMALL(IF(B2:B10="jenny", ROW(B2:B10)-ROW(INDEX(B2:B10,1,1))+1),2))

**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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