Excel SumProduct using CountA

Posted on 2012-08-21
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Last Modified: 2012-08-29
What is the correct way to use CountA for a dynamic row in a SumProduct?

This works fine;


but this gives me a #VALUE error;

=SUMPRODUCT(("Pnl!$I$2:$IJ$" & COUNTA(Data!$G:$G))*(Data!$I$1:$IJ$1=Sumary!D$1)*("Pnl!$G$2:$G$" & COUNTA(Data!$G:$G)=Sumary!$A6)*("Pnl!$A$2:$A$" & COUNTA(Data!$G:$G)="D"))

even though my CountA=66
Question by:newparadigmz
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Expert Comment

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I think you would need to use the Offset function:

Which would be easier if you set dynamic named ranges first, then used those in the formula.
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by:barry houdini
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Try putting the COUNTA formula in a cell, e.g. Z2  and then use this version


If you don't want a reference cell just put COUNTA(Data!$G:$G) in place of the three $Z$2s

regards, barry

Expert Comment

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I agree with The_Barman.  I frequently used dynamic named ranges for such tasks.  See the following link explaining how do define these dynamic ranges from the Microsoft website.

This greatly simplifies formulas.



Author Comment

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@ barry, this didn't work for me. does it work for you?

"If you don't want a reference cell just put COUNTA(Data!$G:$G) in place of the three $Z$2s"
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barry houdini earned 2000 total points
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Yes, works for me, see attached

The formula in D7 copied across and down is the same as suggested above, then the versions in D14:F16 are the same. Highlighted cells E7 and E14 pick up the highlighted values from the Data sheet, so D14 is this version


You may also want to check out the dynamic ranges suggested by others here - you can use effectively the same formula but define

Headers as =Data!$I$1:$IJ$1
Range1 as =Data!$G$2:INDEX(Data!$G:$G,COUNTA(Data!$G:$G))
Range2 as =Data!$A$2:INDEX(Data!$A:$A,COUNTA(Data!$G:$G))


Range3 as =Data!$I$2:INDEX(Data!$IJ:$IJ,COUNTA(Data!$G:$G))

then you get just


regards, barry

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