# Excel 2016 Dynamic Name Range to Include 2 columns

Hello,

I have a named range in Excel called DC01 and it contains 2 columns.  The columns could contain a 100 rows one week and 5 rows the next.  Because the size of the range changes each week I want to make the range dynamic.  I am using the following formula:

=OFFSET(DC01!\$A\$1,0,0,COUNTA(DC01!\$A\$1:\$B\$200),1)

This does not include the second column.

Could someone help me with this formula so both columns are dynamically named?

Thanks
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Group Finance ManagerCommented:
It would be simpler and more efficient to convert the data to a Table

Overview of Excel tables

There's lots of Dynamic Named Range examples and explanations here, but I would definitely try a Table
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
All you need is to specify the width argument in the Offset formula which is currently set to 1.

=OFFSET(DC01!\$A\$1,0,0,COUNTA(DC01!\$A\$1:\$B\$200),2)
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VBA ExpertCommented:
Try this.

='DC01'!\$A\$1:INDEX('DC01'!\$B:\$B, COUNTA('DC01'!\$B:\$B))
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Actually the fourth argument seems wrong, sorry I didn't pay attention to it.
Should be this...
=OFFSET(DC01!\$A\$1,0,0,COUNTA(DC01!\$A:\$A),2)
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Finance AnalystCommented:
Will the number of values in the two columns be the same? If not you will need to determine the Max number of entries for the two columns.

=OFFSET(DC01!\$A\$1,0,0,MAX(COUNTA(DC01!\$A:\$A),COUNTA(DC01!\$B:\$B)),2)

Doing the count of A1:B200 as you were will only affect the height rather than the width of the dynamic range. If the columns do both have the same entries it will just double the height.
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Finance AnalystCommented:
Then again, if the two columns are going to be different that raises another issue. If there are blanks within both columns but in different places, the count will produce the wrong value for the last row of data.

My suggestion above still won't give the correct result.
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Information Security OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your help.  All suggestions work perfectly.
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Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Sonia!
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