I have a complex spreadsheet with a named range (Vault) that covers chunks of data from many parts of the sheet:
"Vault" represents a defined name and refers to the following areas on page 1 (you can see the column heading in the different areas):
'Score Page'!$C$8:$C$31 'Score Page'!$K$8:$K$20 'Score Page'!$C$36:$C$47 'Score Page'!$K$25:$K$30 'Score Page'!$K$35:$K$41 'Score Page'!$C$52:$C$57 'Score Page'!$K$47:$K$57
(In the image above, the ranges below row 35 are out of view)
On this sheet, I Have the athlete name, school and the scores received for the 4 events for all participating. I use the LARGE function to pull the top score for the Vault event:
This gets placed on a result page (separate Sheet from Athlete info):
I need a formula that will tell me the cell address for where the LARGE function pulled the number. There could be ties (and usually are ties) so MAX is out. I have no experience with VBA so I really need to do this using formulas.
I can get the top score with the "Large" function but can't seem to figure out the formula to pull the name and school to go with that score on the result page. Right now I do this by physically looking at the raw data page to find the score I get on the result page and typing in the information.
I do have a column with a formula also that will put the place of that score (1st, 2nd 3rd etc) and account for ties so I could have 1st, 2nd, 2nd, third, etc.
On the results page, the columns are Place (under the event label), School, Athlete Name, and Score. So far I can get Place and Score to happen.
My thought is if I can get the cell address for where the value of the formula LARGE(vault,1) is pulling its answer I can use that cell address to get the other addresses to pull the school and kids name. Under typical circumstances, I could lookup the result in the data to find its location using a function like VLOOKUP or MATCH. However, the fact that the named range covers many separate areas on the sheet complicates that kind of approach.
To recap, the problem is to find the cell that the LARGE function found its result in.