# if cell contains (multiple text criteria) then return (corresponding text criteria)

How to return multiple matching values based on one or multiple criteria in Excel?Normally, lookup a specific value and return the matching item is easy for most of us by using the

## How to return multiple matching values based on one or multiple criteria in Excel?

Normally, lookup a specific value and return the matching item is easy for most of us by using the VLOOKUP function. But, have you ever tried to return multiple matching values based on one or more criteria as following screenshot shown? In this article, I will introduce some formulas for solving this complex task in Excel.

**Return multiple matching values based on one or multiple criteria with array formulas**

**Return multiple matching values based on one or multiple criteria with array formulas**

For example, I want to extract all names whose age is 28 and come from United States, please apply the following formula:

**1**. Copy or enter the below formula into a blank cell where you want to locate the result:**=INDEX($B$2:$B$11, SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($F$2, $C$2:$C$11)*COUNTIF($G$2, $D$2:$D$11), ROW($A$2:$D$11)-MIN(ROW($A$2:$D$11))+1), ROW(A1)), COLUMN(A1))**

**Note**: In the above formula, **B2:B11** is the column that the matching value is returned from; **F2**, **C2:C11** are the first condition and the column data which contains the first condition; **G2**, **D2:D11** are the second condition and the column data which contains this condition, please change them to your need.

**2**. Then, press **Ctrl + Shift + Enter** keys to get the first matching result, and then select the first formula cell and drag the fill handle down to the cells until error value is displayed, now, all matching values are returned as below screenshot shown:

**Tips**: If you just need to return all the matching values based on one condition, please apply the below array formula:**=IFERROR(INDEX($B$2:$B$11, SMALL(IF($F$2=$D$2:$D$11, ROW($D$2:$D$11)-ROW($D$2)+1), ROW(1:1))),"" )**

**More relative articles:**

**Return Multiple Lookup Values In One Comma Separated Cell**- In Excel, we can apply the VLOOKUP function to return the first matched value from a table cells, but, sometimes, we need to extract all matching values and then separated by a specific delimiter, such as comma, dash, etc into a single cell as following screenshot shown. How could we get and return multiple lookup values in one comma separated cell in Excel?
**Vlookup And Return Multiple Matching Values At Once In Google Sheet**- The normal Vlookup function in Google sheet can help you to find and return the first matching value based on a given data. But, sometimes, you may need to vlookup and return all matching values as following screenshot shown. Do you have any good and easy ways to solve this task in Google sheet?
**Vlookup And Return Multiple Values From Drop Down List**- In Excel, how could you vlookup and return multiple corresponding values from a drop down list, which means when you choose one item from the drop down list, all of its relative values are displayed at once as following screenshot shown. This article, I will introduce the solution step by step.
**Vlookup And Return Multiple Values Vertically In Excel**- Normally, you can use the Vlookup function to get the first corresponding value, but, sometimes, you want to return all matching records based on a specific criterion. This article, I will talk about how to vlookup and return all matching values vertically, horizontally or into one single cell.
**Vlookup And Return Matching Data Between Two Values In Excel**- In Excel, we can apply the normal Vlookup function to get the corresponding value based on a given data. But, sometimes, we want to vlookup and return the matching value between two values as the following screenshot shown, how could you deal with this task in Excel?

## The Best Office Productivity Tools

### Kutools for Excel Solves Most of Your Problems, and Increases Your Productivity by 80%

- Super Formula Bar (easily edit multiple lines of text and formula); Reading Layout (easily read and edit large numbers of cells); Paste to Filtered Range...
- Merge Cells/Rows/Columns and Keeping Data; Split Cells Content; Combine Duplicate Rows and Sum/Average... Prevent Duplicate Cells; Compare Ranges...
- Select Duplicate or Unique Rows; Select Blank Rows (all cells are empty); Super Find and Fuzzy Find in Many Workbooks; Random Select...
- Exact Copy Multiple Cells without changing formula reference; Auto Create References to Multiple Sheets; Insert Bullets, Check Boxes and more...
- Favorite and Quickly Insert Formulas, Ranges, Charts and Pictures; Encrypt Cells with password; Create Mailing List and send emails...
- Extract Text, Add Text, Remove by Position, Remove Space; Create and Print Paging Subtotals; Convert Between Cells Content and Comments...
- Super Filter (save and apply filter schemes to other sheets); Advanced Sort by month/week/day, frequency and more; Special Filter by bold, italic...
- Combine Workbooks and WorkSheets; Merge Tables based on key columns; Split Data into Multiple Sheets; Batch Convert xls, xlsx and PDF...
- Pivot Table Grouping by week number, day of week and more... Show Unlocked, Locked Cells by different colors; Highlight Cells That Have Formula/Name...

**Read More... Full Features 30-Day Free Trial... Purchase...**

### Office Tab - brings tabbed interface to Office, and make your work much easier

**Enable tabbed editing and reading in Word, Excel, PowerPoint**, Publisher, Access, Visio and Project.- Open and create multiple documents in new tabs of the same window, rather than in new windows.
- Increases your productivity by 50%, and reduces hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day!

**Read More... Full Features 30-Day Free Trial... Purchase...**Oldest FirstSort comments byOldest FirstNewest First**Comments** (10)No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!

Guestabout 1 year ago#34260This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteI tried this exact same formula; copied 100%. The only thing I changed was the data being matched and returned. When I use this formula Excel says "You've entered too many arguments for this function).=INDEX('2020 Volume Report'!$B$3:$B$100,SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($A$1,'2020 Volume Report'!$A$3:$A$100)*COUNTIF($A$3,'2020 Volume Report'!$D$3:$D$100),ROW('2020 Volume Report'!$A$3:$G$100)-MIN(ROW('2020 Volume Report'!$A$3:$G$100))+1,"0"),ROW(A1),COLUMN(A1))

Reply

skyyang Guestabout 1 year ago#34261This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteHi, Could you give your data and formula error as a screesnhot here?ReplyReport

DEV skyyangabout 1 year ago#34262This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteHello, How I can use it for Horizontal condition.Reply

Frank Guestabout 11 months ago#34263This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteWhat is the "0" after the +1 in the formula? That isn't in the example one.Reply

Manikandan. Mabout 1 year ago#34379This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteHi I had tried same formula. am getting result but when give CSE it doesn't providing any multiple responsesReply

Manikandan.Mabout 1 year ago#34380This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site<p>

</p>Reply

Frankabout 11 months ago#35774This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteRegarding Return Multiple Matching Values Based On One Or Multiple Criteria With Array Formulas: Why is it that if I have the data anywhere else except starting in A1 that it doesnt work even though I update all cell references in the formula?Reply

Kyleabout 8 months ago#36375This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteIn the first example, what change to the formula would be needed to return everyone who was less than 28 years old?

Reply

Nick Denmanabout 3 weeks ago#38406This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteHi,

I was wondering if it at all possible to enter a 2nd criteria but from the same range as the 1st criteria,

For example with the used example above i would like to search for the names of people from both America and France So cell F3 would have France, Scarlett & Andrew would also populate in the list in Column G

Thank you for assistance in advance.Reply

MandyZhou Nick Denmanabout 2 weeks ago#38473This comment was minimized by the moderator on the siteHello Nick,

Glad to help. If you want to get the names of people from both America and France, I advise you to use our formula twice to get the result. Please see the screenshot, In F2 and G2 are values "United States" and "France". Apply formula =IFERROR(INDEX($B$2:$B$11, SMALL(IF($F$2=$D$2:$D$11, ROW($D$2:$D$11)-ROW($D$2)+1), ROW(1:1))),"" ) to get the results for America. And apply formula =IFERROR(INDEX($B$2:$B$11, SMALL(IF($G$2=$D$2:$D$11, ROW($D$2:$D$11)-ROW($D$2)+1), ROW(1:1))),"" ) to get the results for France. It's simple. Please have a try.

Sincerely,

MandyView Attachments (1 / 5)ReplyReportThere are no comments posted here yet**Leave your comments**

Posting as GuestLogin Username PasswordLogin to my account Name (Required) Email (Required)×Rate this post:Reset**0** CharactersSuggested Locations I agree to the terms and conditionCancel Submit Comment