In this article, I will discuss how to find multiple values in Excel. Often, while working with spreadsheets, finding multiple values at once can be a great help. For instance, we have a dataset containing the hobbies of several people. However, in this dataset, one person (**Emily**) has more than one hobby. So, now we will use several excel tools and functions to get the multiple hobbies of Emily at once. Besides that, I will show how to join multiple values in a single cell.

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**8 Methods to Find Multiple Values in Excel**

**1. Use Find and Replace Tool to Get Multiple Values in Excel**

You can get multiple values very easily by using the** Find** feature of the **Find and Replace **tool of **MS Excel**. In our dataset, the name Emily is mentioned **3** times. So, follow the below steps to find these **3 **values at once.

**Steps:**

- First, select the dataset (
**B4:C11**).

- Next, press
**Ctrl**+**F**to bring up the**Find and Replace**window or go to**Home**>**Editing**group >**Find & Select**>**Find**. - Then, type ‘
**Emily**’ in the**Find what**field and click on the**Find All**.

- As a result, we have found
**3**names (**Emily**) listed in the below window.

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**2. Excel Filter Option to Find Multiple Values**

Another easy and quick option to get multiple values in excel is to use the **Autofilter**. Let’s have a look at the steps involved in this method.

**Steps:**

- First, right-click on the cell to which you want to apply the filter. I have selected
**Cell B5**, as I need to filter all the names,**Emily**. - Then go to
**Filter**>**Filter by Selected Cell’s Value**.

- Consequently, all the cells containing the name
**Emily**are filtered as below.

- Now, if you want to undo the filtering, just click on the
**Autofilter**icon of the dataset header, select**Clear Filter From “Name”**and click**OK**.

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**3. Apply Advanced Filter Option to Return Multiple Values**

Excel has a filtering option named **Advanced Filter**. This option is very useful while finding multiple values. You have to set a criteria range to apply the **Advanced Filter **option. Let’s go through the steps involved in this method.

**Steps:**

- First, set the criteria range (
**B13:C14**).

- Next, go to
**Data**>**Sort & Filter**>**Advanced**.

- As a consequence, the
**Advanced Filte**r window will show up. Now, set the**List range**(**Dataset range**) and**Criteria range**and click**OK**.

- Finally, here we got all of Emily’s hobbies at once.

⏩ **Note**

Remember, the **Header **of the main dataset and the **Criteria range** have to be similar, otherwise, the **Advanced Filter** option will not work.

**4. Return Multiple Values by Using Excel Defined Table**

We can create **Excel Defined Tables** and thus apply filtering to get multiple values. This is a very convenient and easy way to find multiple values.

**Steps:**

- First, click on any of the cells of the dataset (
**B4:C11**).

- Next, press
**Ctrl**+**t**from the keyboard. As a consequence, the**Create Table**window will show up. Check the table range and click**OK**.

- As a result, we have the below table created from our dataset.

- Now, click on the down arrow icon next to the header of the table. Then, check the name
**Emily**and click**OK**

- Eventually, here is our expected filtered result.

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**5. Insert FILTER Function to Find Multiple Values**

This time we will use** the FILTER function **to return the multiple values in excel.

**Steps:**

- First, type the below formula in
**Cell C14**.

`=FILTER(C5:C11,B5:B11=B14)`

- Next, hit
**Enter**. - Consequently, all the hobbies of Emily are returned at once.

⏩**Note**

➤ The** FILTER** function is only available to **Excel 365 **subscribers.

**6. Search Multiple Values with INDEX Function in Excel**

You can find multiple values using **the INDEX function** along with some other excel functions. This formula to get multiple values is complex. The formula is entered as an array. Anyways, I will explain the formula below. Before that, let’s go through the steps of this method.

**Steps:**

- Initially, type the following formula in
**Cell C14**.

`=INDEX($B$5:$C$11,SMALL(IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11)),ROW(1:1))-4,2)`

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- As a result, we received the below result.

- Next, drag down the
**Fill Handle**(**+**) sign to get the other values.

- As a consequence, here is the list of Emily’s hobbies we got.

**🔎 How does the Formula Work?**

**IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11))**

Here,** the IF function** returns a row number if a cell range **B5:B11** is equal to** B14**, otherwise it returns** FALSE**.

**SMALL(IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11)),ROW(1:1))**

Now, this part of the formula uses **the SMALL function** which returns the **nth **smallest value. This formula will return the numbers: **5**,**8**,**11**.

**INDEX($B$5:$C$11,SMALL(IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11)),ROW(1:1))-4,2)**

Now comes the final part of the formula. We know, the **INDEX **function returns the value at a given position. Another thing is, the **INDEX** function considers the first row of our table as row 1. As my table dataset starts in row** 5**, I have subtracted **4** from the **ROW** value to get the correct row from the dataset. So, for the array** B5:C11**, row numbers **5**,**8**,**11**, and column no **2**, the **INDEX** function will provide our desired result

**📌 Hide the Errors Generated by Above Formula**

There is a problem with the above-mentioned **INDEX** formula. When you drag down the **Fill Handle** (**+**) sign, the formula returns an error (**#NUM!**) after a certain value. So, to fix the above formula we will use the **IF** and** ISERROR** functions.

**Steps:**

- First, type the below formula in
**Cell C14**.

`=IF(ISERROR(INDEX($B$5:$C$11,SMALL(IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11)),ROW(1:1))-4,2)),"",INDEX($B$5:$C$11,SMALL(IF($B$5:$B$11=$B$14,ROW($B$5:$B$11)),ROW(1:1))-4,2))`

** **

- As a result, we will get the result free of any errors.

Here, the** ISERROR **function checks whether a value is an error, and returns TRUE or FALSE. The above formula wrapped with** IF **and** ISERROR **functions check whether the result of the array is an error or not and thus returns blank (“”) if the result is an error, otherwise it returns the corresponding value.

**7. User Defined Function to Find Multiple Values in Excel (VBA)**

In this method, we will discuss how to use the** User Defined Function **to get multiple values in excel. Here, we will use the** User Defined Function**: **vbaVlookup**.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, go to the active worksheet.
- Secondly, go to
**Developer**>**Visual Basic**.

- Then the
**Visual Basic**window will show up. Go to the**VBA Project**corner (Upper left corner of the window). - Thirdly, right-click on the Project name and go
**Insert**>**Module**.

- As a result, you will get the
**Module**. Write the below code on the**Module**.

```
'Name User Defined Function and arguments
Function vbaVlookup(lookup_value As Range, tbl As Range, col_index_num As Integer, Optional layout As String = "v")
'Declare variables and data types
Dim r As Single, Lrow, Lcol As Single, temp() As Variant
'Redimension array variable temp
ReDim temp(0)
'Iterate through cells in cell range
For r = 1 To tbl.Rows.Count
'Check if lookup_value is equal to cell value
If lookup_value = tbl.Cells(r, 1) Then
'Save cell value to array variable temp
temp(UBound(temp)) = tbl.Cells(r, col_index_num)
'Add another container to array variable temp
ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) + 1)
End If
Next r
'Check if variable layout equals h
If layout = "h" Then
'Save the number of columns the user has entered this User Defined Function in.
Lcol = Range(Application.Caller.Address).Columns.Count
'Iterate through each container in array variable temp that won't be populated
For r = UBound(temp) To Lcol
'Save a blank to array container
temp(UBound(temp)) = ""
'Increase the size of array variable temp with 1
ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) + 1)
Next r
'Decrease the size of array variable temp with 1
ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) - 1)
'Return values to worksheet
vbaVlookup = temp
'These lines will be rund if variable layout is not equal to h
Else
'Save the number of rows the user has entered this User Defined Function in
Lrow = Range(Application.Caller.Address).Rows.Count
'Iterate through empty cells and save nothing to them in order to avoid an error being displayed
For r = UBound(temp) To Lrow
temp(UBound(temp)) = ""
ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) + 1)
Next r
'Decrease the size of array variable temp with 1
ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) - 1)
'Return temp variable to worksheet with values rearranged vertically
vbaVlookup = Application.Transpose(temp)
End If
End Function
```

- After that, if you start to write the function in
**Cell C14**, the function will show up like other excel functions.

- Then write the below formula in
**Cell C14**.

`=vbaVlookup(B14,B5:B11,2)`

- Finally, here we have multiple hobbies of Emily as below.

**8. Get Multiple Values in Single Excel Cell**

Till now, we have received multiple values listed vertically in different cells. However, now, we will show multiple values joined in a single cell. Here, we will use **the TEXTJOIN function** along with the **FILTER** function to get the joined multiple values.

**Steps:**

- First, type the below formula in
**Cell C14**.

`=TEXTJOIN(",",TRUE, FILTER(C5:C11, B5:B11=B14))`

- As a result, all the hobbies of Emily are presented horizontally in a single cell.

Here, the **TEXTJOIN** function concatenates the list of hobbies using commas.

**Conclusion**

In the above article, I have tried to discuss the methods elaborately. Hopefully, these methods and explanations will be enough to solve your problems. Please let me know if you have any queries.

What if I want to find all of the Emily and Jennifers in the set of data at once? I am not finding a way to search for multiple values at once….

Thanks, Janel, for your comment. To find all the data of Emily and Jenifer at once, you can utilize the Filter feature of the Excel table shown in method 4 (Return Multiple Values by Using Excel Defined Table). Here, after clicking the down arrow icon, you need to check both Emily and Jenifer in the filter option to get the hobby list of both persons. Hopefully, it will solve your problem.