It took me a long time to get this working on Excel, and just as I managed to do it, my company changed over to Google Sheets!

I work for a packaging company, and we sell hundreds of different boxes in different sizes and shapes. On a daily basis, we receive requests from customers giving there required box dimensions, and we have to go through all the products, checking the dimensions, to find the closest match.

I created a spreadsheet on Excel whereby I can insert the customers' required Height in one cell, required Depth in the next cell and required Length in the next cell, and it will perform a search which would bring back the product code with the closest corresponding dimensions. On Excel, this was achieved using the formula:

=IFERROR(INDEX($A:$A,AGGREGATE(15,6,ROW($A$2:$A$140)/($H2<=$B$2:$B$140)/($I2<=$C$2:$C$140)/($J2<=$D$2:$D$140),COLUMNS($K$2:K$2))),"No Match")


Column A = Product 
Column B = Width
Column C = Depth
Column D = Height

H2 = Where I would insert customers required Width
I2 = Where I would insert customers required Depth
J2 = Where I would insert customers required Height

The formula is located in L2.

Unfortunately Google Sheets does not recognise the AGGREGATE formula! I have attached a screen shot of how it is set up on Excel, with the formula shown in the bar relating to L2.

Please see below example from Excel


Simon, try this in L2:


The FILTER portion of the formula, in plain English, says, "Only select options from Column A that are not blank and where the corresponding width, depth and height are greater than the values I entered, respectively."

Then, INDEX(_____,1) just picks the first of those filtered options, which should wind up being the smallest box that meets the criteria.

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