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Formula: Look Up for two value

Peter Smith
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts


This one is pretty easy in Excel but I have no idea how to do that in SmartSheet. 

I have 3 columns in SS: Fruit, Brand and Price

[Fruit]1  is Apple , [Brand]1 is ABC Ltd. [Price]1 is 100

[Fruit]2 is Apple , [Brand]1 is XYZ Ltd. [Price]1 is 50

[Fruit]3 is Pear, [Brand]1 is ABC Ltd. [Price]1 is 100


I want to have formula to find price of XYZ Ltd Apple, the answer should be 50. 

How can I do it in SS?


  • ricki
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    If you only will have one row that matches you could try to use sumifs


    =SUMIFS([Price]:[Price], Fruit:Fruit, "Apple", Brand:Brand, "XYZ")

  • Sorry we need to add one more column, date arrive .  Now, if we need to look for date instead of price for two critera, which formula we can use

    E.g., look for date arrive  for apple and ABC Ltd. 


    I try to use new formula, collect also not work 




  • ricki
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    Looks like you can do something with the new collect function


    =AVG(COLLECT([Date Arrive]:[Date Arrive], [Fruit]:[Fruit], "Apple", [Brand]:[Brand], "XYZ"))

  • Hi, 

    It shows invalid column value. 

    =AVG(COLLECT([Date to receive]1:[Date to receive]2, Fruit1:Fruit2, "Apple", Company1:Company2, "XYZ 123 Ltd"))

    May be because I set the date to receive column as date.  If I put number instead of date, its work. But this one should be set up as date


    I do not need to have any calculation. I just need to show the date to receive. 

    If the formula is right, it should shows Sep 18, 2017. I just want to get answer if I look up for "Apple" and "XYZ 123 Td)

    Fruit    Company          Date to receive

    Apple   ABC123 Ltd      06/06/17

    Apple   XYZ 123 Ltd       09/18/17



  • sorry , fat finger. 

    I just want to get answer if I look up for "Apple" and "XYZ 123 Ltd"



  • ricki
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    I got a similar error when there was no match in the range of data I was looking at. I think the issue here is that you want to be searching the whole column so you need to remove the numbers

    ie you have ([Date to receive]1:[Date to receive]2 but it should really be ([Date to receive]:[Date to receive]

    You need the avg function because the collect just returns the collection

    I used the following in my test smartsheet and it returned the expected date (column2 and column3 were my actual column names)

    =AVG(COLLECT([Due Date]:[Due Date], [Column2]:[Column2], "Sprint 1", [Column3]:[Column3], "2"))

    The field I put this formula into was a date field (called TestDate). What column did you put your formula into?

    I was also sometimes getting an error because I didn't have brackets around the field names (even though they were only one word). So you may want to try [Fruit]1:[Fruit]2 or [Fruit]:[Fruit]


  • Ricki: 

    The formula is work now. Tricky thing is I forget to set column property as Date (I type formula in column and I find out the column property default as text/number)



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