Array formula in B12:
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What is named ranges?
How to implement array formula to your workbook
Change the named range and "begins with" cell reference ($D$9). If your list starts at, for example, F3. Change $B$11:B11 in the above formulas to F2:$F$2.
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(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)
Functions in this article
ROW(reference) Returns the rownumber of a reference
Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition
Checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if TRUE, and another value if FALSE
Returns the relative position of an item in an array that matches a specified value
Returns a value or reference of the cell at the intersection of a particular row and column, in a given range
Returns the smallest number in a set of values. Ignores logical values and text
LEFT(text;num_chars) Returns the specified number of characters from the start of textstring
Returns the number of characters in a text string