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I would like to filter column D , But need to keep the id from Column C to show. The easy way would to just have the column C list the code for each row, but that gets confusing when trying to get a count of the codes. Please help :)

  • If I understand you and what I see in the example, you want to filter column D and have the proc_code in C display for whatever value you've filtered in D; is this correct? – BillDOe Dec 6 at 20:53
  • yes that is correct. – David Castanon Dec 7 at 2:03
  • @DavidCastanon,, what I've realized that, while Filter any Row or Value from Column D for example Max= you want to keep the Code in Column C A4563 visible,, am I write? I guess values in Col Dare in separate Rows,, has common Code !! – Rajesh S Dec 7 at 6:32
  • Now tell me are you also thinking to Filter more than one value from Col D like Max= & UVSP= with their respective Codes in Col C? – Rajesh S Dec 7 at 6:35
  • I have encountered this in some of my spreadsheets before, which are, granted rather small, but the only solution I know is to fill down each unique value. You could probably write a small macro to fill down until it encounters a new value, then start using the new value. – BillDOe Dec 7 at 23:02

You can solve the issue by using Helper Column:

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How it works:

  • Insert blank column between Code & Country Name (is Helper Column).
  • In Cell B5 write this Formula =A5.
  • Write this formula in Cell B6 & fill down.

  • Write Country Name to filter data in Cell D2 & D3.

  • In Cell E2 enter this Array formula, finish with ctrl+Shift+Enter then fill Right and Down.

     {=IFERROR(INDEX($B$5:$C$18, SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($D$2, $C$5:$C$18)+COUNTIF($D$3, $C$5:$C$18), ROW($A$5:$C$18)-MIN(ROW($A$5:$C$18))+1), ROW(A1)), COLUMN(A1)),"")}


  • In your Sheet, insert a Helper Column between Col C and D.
  • Purposely I've used 2 Country name as Criteria to justify the efficiency of the used Array Formula. This Formula will work with one Criteria also.
  • If you use one Criteria then use this one.

       {=IFERROR(INDEX($B$5:$C$18, SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($D$2, $C$5:$C$18), ROW($A$5:$C$18)-MIN(ROW($A$5:$C$18))+1), ROW(A1)), COLUMN(A1)),"")}
  • Adjust cell references in the Formula as needed.

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