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Dynamic range in Excel 2010- how to set it up

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Normally I could do this, but am so tired brain is not working.  I have data in a worksheettaht starts at cell A5 and goes to column D.  I am trying to create a dynamic named ranged,but simply am too tiredto analyze the statement

=OFFSET($A$5,0,0,COUNTA($A:$A),1)

To figure out how to get it to cover columns A:D, start at row 5 and then capture any changes the user makes.

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Try:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$A$5,0,0,COUNTA(Sheet1!$A:$A),4)

this assumes nothing in column A above row 5
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Yes, there is data in rows 1 to 4 which is why I need I to start at row 5.  Right now, it is not working.
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Then perhaps:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$A$5,0,0,COUNTA(Sheet1!$A:$A)-4,4)

or if some of the A1:A4 cells are filled,

=OFFSET(Sheet1!$A$5,0,0,COUNTA(Sheet1!$A:$A)-COUNTA(Sheet1!$A$1:$A$4),4)
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Here's an example formula where the first row is skipped and an explanation of the settings.

=OFFSET('Sheet Name'!$A$2,0,0,COUNTA('Sheet Name'!$A:$A)-1,1)
(the A$2 is the first cell in the range)

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      •      'Sheet Name'!$A$2 - The referenced cell.
      •      0 - Indicates the number of rows to move. Positive numbers mean move down, and negative numbers mean move up.
      •      0 - Indicates the number of columns to move. Positive numbers mean move to the right, and negative numbers mean move to the left.
      •      COUNTA('Sheet Name'!$A:$A)-1- (Optional.) Indicates how many rows of data to return. This number must be a positive number.
      •      1  - (Optional.) Indicates how many columns of data to return. This number must be a positive number.
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They both worked Nd the explanation helped.

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I'm glad I was able to help.

Marty - MVP 2009 to 2013
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