Ignore Blanks & Duplicates In Dynamic Named Range

Feb 27, 2008

I am having 2 problems with dynamic named ranges. On one hand, I am getting a LOT of duplicates in some ranges and a lack of entries in those ranges that have too many blanks. Here is a sample of the dynamic named range in the first column:

This first range is called "NamedRange_1"
=OFFSET(Data!$A$2,0,0, COUNTA(Data!$A:$A)-1,1)

how to eliminate both the duplicates and the blanks?

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I need to populate a cell with a dropdown list via data validation. The source is a list that contains blanks both in between data and at the end of the list. Like this:

John
Peter
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Ann
(BLANK)
Carol
(BLANK)
(BLANK)
(BLANK)
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The blank cells are actually not empty, but contains formulas (and I therefore assume I cannot use COUNTA for leaving them out).

Anyone knows how to create a source list for the data validation dropdown list that leaves out any blanks (containing formulas) in the middle and the end of the range?

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