# 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))),"" )

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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))

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

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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?

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