How To Get Last Value in a Column Use Excel Formula

Sometimes you may want to get last value of a Column or a Row with Excel Formula, Here is an example for you. In this example, Column A has mixed with text, number, symbol, error value, blank value, zero, formula, Chinese and Japanese, how to find the Right value? you can copy A1:D11 to a new worksheet to understand this example.

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T10 Formula Results Description
USA =LOOKUP(,A:A) 1 return last number
#N/A =INDEX(A:A,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,A:A)) 1 return last number
0 =MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,A:A) 5 return row number of last number
1 =LOOKUP(REPT("z",255),A:A) Excel return last text (only support English)
="" =INDEX(A:A,MATCH(REPT("z",255),A:A)) Excel return last text (only support English)
Excel =MATCH(REPT("z",255),A:A) 7 return row number of last text (English)
=LOOKUP(REPT("々",255),A:A) # return last value
=MATCH(REPT("々",255),A:A) 11 return row number of last value
=LOOKUP(1,0/(A:A<>0),A:A) # return last non zero value
# =LOOKUP(1,0/(NOT(ISBLANK(A:A))),A:A) # return last non blank value

Tips:

  1. 9.99999999999999E+307 is the biggest number in Excel. You can probably use a smaller number than 9.99999999999999E+307, but make sure it is bigger than any number you might use in your file, for examlple, you can use 9.9E+307
  2. How to input "々"? By holding down the ALT key, typing 41385 on the number pad, then releasing ALT gives you the 々 character.

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