Google Sheets: Use INDEX MATCH to Return Multiple Results


You can use the following syntax with INDEX MATCH in Google Sheets to return multiple results:

=IFERROR(INDEX($B$2:$B$11,SMALL(IF($D$2=$A$2:$A$11,ROW($A$2:$A$11)-ROW($A$2)+1),ROW(1:1))),"")

This particular formula returns all of the values in the range B2:B11 where the corresponding value in the range A2:A11 is equal to the value in cell D2.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

Example: Use INDEX MATCH to Return Multiple Results in Google Sheets

Suppose we have the following dataset in Google Sheets that shows the team and player name of various basketball players:

Suppose that we would like to return the names of each player on the Mavs team.

To do so, we can specify “Mavs” in cell D2 and then type the following formula into cell E2:

=IFERROR(INDEX($B$2:$B$11,SMALL(IF($D$2=$A$2:$A$11,ROW($A$2:$A$11)-ROW($A$2)+1),ROW(1:1))),"")

Once we press Enter, the name of the first player on the Mavs team will be returned:

We can then drag and fill this formula down to the remaining cells in column E to display the names of each player on the Mavs team:

Google Sheets INDEX MATCH return multiple results

Notice that the names of each of the four players on the Mavs team are now shown.

Note that if you change the name of the team in cell D2, the names of the players shown in column E will change accordingly:

The names of each of the three players on the Heat team are now shown.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Google Sheets:

Google Sheets: Use IF Function with INDEX MATCH
Google Sheets: Use SUM with INDEX MATCH
Google Sheets: Use INDEX MATCH with Multiple Criteria

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