2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 11:49 AM by martha.hernandez

# Trouble Ranking

Hi,

I'm making a contest and I'm using different variables to rank each player. The final score is determined by the sum of each variable.

However, I'm having trouble using the rank function, because I want to see the min value (for all values that fit in the same range) and the next value displayed must be the consecutive one.

For example, in column D I have 1, 2, 3, 3, 3 and then it jumps on to 6. I need this to be 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5... and so on. Is there a way to achieve this? I've tried using all of the rank modes but apparently it's not possible using this function.

I need all of the variables to be ranked at the same time so, I can´t use the above/before functions.

Thanks

• ###### Re: Trouble Ranking

Only way I can think of to do this would be to create a concatenated list of distinct values (ordered by value), then get the position of the value in that list using the MATCH function, something like ...

Create variable as ...

=chr(39) & replace(concat(distinct Position ,';' ,Position) ,';',chr(39) & ',' & chr(39)) & chr(39)

... then reference the variable in an expression ...

=match(Position,\$(Variable))

flipside

• ###### Re: Trouble Ranking

Wow!! I'd never thought of that.

It worked perfectly. Thank you so much!