Does INDEX(MATCH) work on a column with a formula?
I am attempting to use the INDEX(MATCH) formula with the range being a column that is calculated with a formula. I keep getting a #NOMATCH message  can MATCH only work on a column that has actual values (i.e., not values calculated from a formula)?
I am trying to use this formula:
=INDEX({Billing Code}, MATCH([Identifier CALCULATED]@row, {List 1 Identifier}))
where the [Identifier CALCULATED] column is generating an Identifier by pulling the first 6 characters from a longer code with this column formula:
=LEFT([Project Code]@row, 6)
Best Answer

Hey @Caroline Henne
There can be NoMatches sometimes if one term within the MATCH is a number and the other is a text string.
Try forcing your calculated term to a number by wrapping it in a VALUE function. Also we will add a zero to the end of the MATCH function to indicated unsorted data. In the countless Index/Matches I've done, I always add the zero.
=INDEX({Billing Code}, MATCH(VALUE([Identifier CALCULATED]@row), {List 1 Identifier},0))
Does this work for you?
Kelly
Answers

Hey @Caroline Henne
There can be NoMatches sometimes if one term within the MATCH is a number and the other is a text string.
Try forcing your calculated term to a number by wrapping it in a VALUE function. Also we will add a zero to the end of the MATCH function to indicated unsorted data. In the countless Index/Matches I've done, I always add the zero.
=INDEX({Billing Code}, MATCH(VALUE([Identifier CALCULATED]@row), {List 1 Identifier},0))
Does this work for you?
Kelly

Thank you! Yes, this worked. Really appreciate it.
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