**Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Reverse Lookup of nth Highest and nth Lowest Numbers**

Here are several examples rolled into one screen shot that show how to:

• Return the minimum and maximum numbers in a list.

• Return the 2nd, 3rd, and nth highest and lowest numbers in a list.

• Lookup in reverse (to the left) of the aforementioned numbers in a table.

The formula in cell G2 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(MIN(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H2 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(MIN(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I2 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(MIN(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J2 is `=MIN(D2:D27)`

The formula in cell G3 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H3 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I3 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J3 is `=SMALL(D2:D27,2)`

The formula in cell G4 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H4 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I4 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(SMALL(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J4 is `=SMALL(D2:D27,3)`

The formula in cell G7 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(MAX(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H7 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(MAX(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I7 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(MAX(D2:D27),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J7 is `=MAX(D2:D27)`

The formula in cell G8 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H8 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I8 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,2),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J8 is `=LARGE(D2:D27,2)`

The formula in cell G9 is `=INDEX(A2:A27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell H9 is `=INDEX(B2:B27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell I9 is `=INDEX(C2:C27,MATCH(LARGE(D2:D27,3),D2:D27,0))`

The formula in cell J9 is `=LARGE(D2:D27,3)`

## Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Selecting All Cells With Comments or Data Validation

Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Selecting All Cells With Comments or Data ValidationI previously posted

this example of selecting only constants or formulas.You can do the same with cells that contain comments or data validation.

Select the range of interest.

From your keyboard, press

`F5`

to show the GoTo dialog box. Then click the Special button.To select only cells with comments, select the Comments option in the GoTo Special dialog box, and click OK.

Here is an example of all comment-containing cells that are now selected.

To select all cells with data validation, in the GoTo Special dialog box, select the option for Data Validation, also select the option for All, and click OK.

Here is an example of all cells that are now selected which contain data validation. In column C, I validated the cells for only Male or Female to be entered. In column E, I validated the cells to be a date between January 1, 1930 and December 31, 1997.

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