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Dynamic name range to increase range as table gets larger

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-21
Hi Experts

How woud you use dynamic name ranges to increase the offset formula in the cells to
Expand as the user adds rows and colums to the current table...
Question by:route217
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If the dynamic named range is for the table you don't really need it - you can refer to tables in formulas in other ways.

If you really need it then it would be the same as for any other data.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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For data in column A, define a name with this formula, for example "MyRange"


You can then "clip on" range names for other columns, for example, column B with the same number of rows as MyRange would be


In Excel 2007 and later, you can insert a "Table" into the spreadsheet and then use structured references to refer to the populated cells of the table. For more info about structured references in tables see http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/using-structured-references-with-excel-tables-HA010155686.aspx

cheers, teylyn
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Structured references - knew they had a name.:)
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@imnorie -- yeah, and I hate them with all my heart.

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