Ian Bell

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# copy range with curly brackets

Hi,

I am having problems trying to copy a range using the curly brackets.

One effort displayed the formula in text format.

I cannot seem to follow the website instructions and maybe someone can

walk me through it.

Many Thanks

Ian

I am having problems trying to copy a range using the curly brackets.

One effort displayed the formula in text format.

I cannot seem to follow the website instructions and maybe someone can

walk me through it.

Many Thanks

Ian

Can you attach a sample workbook? What website are you referring to?

ASKER

Hi Martin,

I've attached a sample. The number of rows is dependent on data in column Y.

I don't recall what Excel link I looked at as it was several weeks ago.

If you could describe the procedure I would be very grateful.

Ian

PS.......... The max rows would be 1,000 so I suppose the formula could include A:A & Z:Z

Curly-Brackets.xlsx

I've attached a sample. The number of rows is dependent on data in column Y.

I don't recall what Excel link I looked at as it was several weeks ago.

If you could describe the procedure I would be very grateful.

Ian

PS.......... The max rows would be 1,000 so I suppose the formula could include A:A & Z:Z

Curly-Brackets.xlsx

You may realize this but what you have there is an "array formula". In any case I don't understand what it is that you want to do with that formula. Can you give me some more detail?

ASKER

In simple terms I want to copy the formula in cell B2 down to row 1000

If it can be done without curly brackets I'd be happy.

The logic is to find min value of col Z within the series shown in col A

examples A2:A20 = 1.88 A21:A23 1.75

If it can be done without curly brackets I'd be happy.

The logic is to find min value of col Z within the series shown in col A

examples A2:A20 = 1.88 A21:A23 1.75

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Type? you mean press keys ctrl shift and enter ?

how to copy holding those keys down ?

how to copy holding those keys down ?

Yes, press ctrl shift and enter. When you do the curly brackets will appear. Then just copy it and paste it to the desired range as you would with a "normal" formula.

ASKER

I typed the formula and then pressed those keys together but no curly brackets

Did you select the formula in the formula bar first?

ASKER

Copy and paste didn't work as got a can't change array error...... but was able to drag formula down

ASKER

Finally got there in the end

Thanks

Thanks

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ASKER

Thanks I'll take a look in the next day or so.