MATCH Function

Returns the relative position of a value in a range (lookup table). The first position is 1.
Sample Usage
MATCH("Task A", [Task Name]1:Done5)
Syntax
MATCH(
  • search_value
  • range
  • [
    search_type
    ]
)
  • search_value
    The value to search for.
  • range
    The cell range (lookup table) to be searched.
  • search_type
    —[optional]
    The default is 1. The manner in which to search, depending on whether the range is sorted ascending (1), not sorted (0), or sorted descending (-1).
Usage Notes

Smartsheet calculates the relative position of a search value by counting cells from left to right (across columns), then top to bottom (across rows). In a lookup table consisting of two columns, the cell in the top row of the leftmost column is the first position, 1.

For the optional [search_type] argument:

  • 1 (the default value) finds the largest value less than or equal to search_value (requires that the range be sorted in ascending order).
  • 0 find the first exact match (the range may be unordered).
  • -1 finds the smallest value greater than or equal to search_value (requires that the range be sorted in descending order).
Examples

This example references the following sheet information:

Row #

Clothing Item

Transaction Total

Units Sold

Price Per Unit

Order Date

1

T-Shirt

$1,170.00

78

$15.00

02/12/19

2

Pants

$1,491.00

42

$35.50

02/15/19

3

Jacket

$812.00

217

$200.00

02/20/19

 

 

Given the table above, here are some examples of using INDEX in a sheet:

Formula

Description

Result

=MATCH("Pants", [Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], 0)

Returns the row position for “Pants” in the “Clothing Item” column.

2

=MATCH(42, [Units Sold]1:[Price Per Unit]3, 0)

Returns the position of the numeric value 42 from the two column table, where 78 would be 1st position and $200.00 is 6th position.

3

=MATCH(DATE(2019, 2, 12), [Order Date]:[Order Date])

Returns the position of the date February 12, 2019, using the DATE() function, in the “Order Date” column.

1

=INDEX([Price Per Unit]:[Price Per Unit], MATCH("Jacket", [Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], 0))

Returns the value in the “Price Per Unit” column for the row that contains the value “Jacket” in the “Clothing Item” column.

$200.00