Retrieve most recent values in multi-select column using formulas

sanjaybsanjayb ✭✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions
10/30/19 Edited 12/09/19

I am struggling to get the formulas to retrieve a value in a multi-select cell. For example:

Flavor options in multi-select dropdown: Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint

Flavor1: Vanilla  (row 1)

Flavor2: Vanilla, Chocolate  (row 2)

Flavor3; Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint   (row 3)

In a separate column I want to use a formula to retrieve the row number of the last instance of Chocolate (Flavor3). So the output would be "3." In a single-select dropdown list, I have successfully used INDEX / MAX / COLLECT to retrieve the last instance of a value.

But I cannot get the formula to work for a multi-select. I have tried using the new HAS( ) function as well, but it does not accomplish my goal either.

Has anyone else encountered this challenge and have any ideas?



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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you provide your formula for the single select column? It should only be a minor adjustment to that formula using for your criteria something along the lines of


    CONTAINS("Chocolate", @cell)

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