Dynamic Cell Reference Under VBA

Feb 26, 2007

The original worksheet will have a sheet of data, but I want the user to be able to insert a row of data into this sheet and have the original values still referenced in the macro.

I do not believe the range function will work, because the relative cell positions are what are changing. Also, the offset command would not work, because the positions are not absolute to the active cell. Correct me if I am wrong...

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I want it to point to something like =Receivers!C13

How would I do this without hardcoding the data above?


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I'm trying to build a dynamic formula where a cell reference shifts one column over when a certain percentage changes. It's hard to explain, but the attached workbook should make it clear what I'm trying to accomplish.


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I need a dynamic formula which if hard-coded would be something like =(tabname!A7).
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I have a question about dynamic cell references that I canīt find any info about anywhere else. This is what I want to do: I need to create a sentence that changes depending on user choices. Example:

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Displayed text Dear Mr. "name"

Where the X is a number that will change depending on other things. I would love to do something like: =Sheet!A(E1). Where the value in E1 is for example 4. The result would then be =Sheet!A4 and if I changed the value in E1 the reference =Sheet!A(E1) would also change. I donīt know the syntax for doing this or if it is even possible.

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The first cell i need to pull across is B115.

In cell B8, This is what i have so far:


How do i make it so that i can copy this formula quickly, but so only the row and column reference change?

Like in C8 i would want it to look at cell C115, In C9, id want it to look at C116 etc.

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Enter the column no

Enter the start row no



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[Code] .....

But it doesn't seem to accept the : as a legal operator.

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I'm trying to create a report template with formulas that reference col A and return a single unique entry for each code so that the new column has only 001, 002, 003, 004.

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The catch is that the purchases change monthly (i.e., next month the purchases may be 001, 002, 002, 002, 004) so my report template needs to have the flexibility to adapt without me rewriting the SumIf formulas and return SumIf results for only customers 001, 002, 004. Whereas in the prior month, the report returned SumIf results for customers 001, 002, 003, 004.

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Cell $AA$4 in the above example contains a "comparator" value I might wish to change at some point, which would change the subset of data the condition selects for.

Here's the first hard part:

For each data set, I need the ability to generate meaningful plots that includes separate series based on the criteria I have described. However, I also need to retain the ability to resort the data or change the comparator value without disrupting these plots. In other words, the plots must NOT change when the order of the data is changed, but MUST change to display the appropriate data when the comparator changes.

Here's the 2nd hard part:

Once I have this working for one data set, I need to be able to port it to other data sets (which are contained in other workbooks), so that I can compare equivalent plots from each. I also need to minimize the number of manual steps involved in doing so, to avoid human errors and excessive time consumption.

The only other possible complication I can think of at the moment is that, to this point, I have been inserting blank rows to isolate subsets that I do not wish to perform further sorting on from each other.

Right now I am angling toward VBA code that loops through the entire data set to generate base dynamic ranges using the column header row (row 1) as the names, and the entire column of data for the rangeloops through the truth table columns to generate "branch" row ranges for each of the sorting conditions,loops through the entire data set one more time to create "branch" ranges for each of the base ranges.

I could generate some code to accomplish a one-off solution for a given configuration of a single data set (provided there is not a list length limit in a chart series that I'd be violating)...but without a dynamic named range, I don't know how to get to something that would update appropriately. So in essence, I am still stuck at the dynamic range part of this.

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What I'd like to do from time to time is input in column A a varying set of 3-letter worksheet names, say


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