Help with IFERROR/INDEX Formula

Nathan Umbriac
Nathan Umbriac ✭✭✭✭✭
edited 07/10/24 in Formulas and Functions


I am trying to write a formula to match a listing of contacts in three separate sheets with associated tasks they are assigned:

=IFERROR(INDEX({SME}, MATCH(Category@row, {SME Listing Range 3}, 0)), IFERROR(INDEX({SMEs for PV QDs involving Clinical}), MATCH(Category@row, CHILDREN({Categories for SME Listing for PV QDs}), 0)), INDEX({Categories for Clinical QDs involving PV Activity}), MATCH(Category@row, ({Clinical QDs involving PV SMEs}), 0))))

One of the sheets has children, so I included that in the formula. I'm getting UNPARSEABLE.

Any insights?


  • SoS | Dan Palenchar
    SoS | Dan Palenchar ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hello @Nathan Umbriac,

    Even if you are referencing a Sheet with hierarchy you don't need to reference CHILDREN(). If you are trying to search only Child rows that's a different story but would require a different strategy, something like INDEX(COLLECT()) would work better with the addition of a column that exists to categorize rows as children or not (rather than sticking in the CHILDREN() function within a lookup formula).

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  • Nathan Umbriac
    Nathan Umbriac ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you, @Dan Palenchar.

    I am only trying to search for child rows in one of the sheets.

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