# MATCH Function

Returns the relative position of a value in a range (lookup table). The first position is 1.
Sample Usage
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