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Nov 14, 2006

In the attached spreadsheet I am trying to always reference the sum column from Qty in Det Est.

This is because the number of roads changes for each project.

I created a dynamic range name surfacing with the following formula:
=offset(qty!$a$1,0,0,counta(qty!$A$A), counta(qty!$1$1)).

My question is what formula do I use to reference the sum column for each row on the Det Est Sheet.

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Aug 13, 2008

I have a problem creating a circular reference with dynamic ranges. I have searched already but can't find the specifc problem. I have a spreadsheet where I use vba code to insert extra columns. Within the worksheet there are sum calculations at the end of each row. When I add a new column within the table I would like the sum calculation to expand to account for this extra column.

Now, I thought that dynamic ranges would be the way to go but the only way I can see to do it creates a circular reference as the CountA function trys to count the cell with the sum function in it.

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Nov 11, 2012

I am running Excel 2003 on a Win7 system.

Here is my situation:

Each of my data sets spans roughly 75 columns by 250 rows at present, but this could expand. The first 7 rows contain metadata. Columns 2-25 or so contain the raw data, from which everything to the right is calculated. The data sets have most columns in common, but not necessarily all.

In order to tease out the most meaningful information from my data, I frequently sort all or part of it based on varying criteria. When I find a useful sorting criterion, I create a new column with a header that describes the criterion and populate it with a formula that returns a 1 if the condition of interest is met for that row, or a 0 if it is not. For example, if I am doing this in column AA, I might enter


and copy it down to the end of the data. The resulting vector of 1s and 0s quickly re-identify data that meets that criterion even after subsequent resorting. It also makes locating data that meets multiple sorting criteria extremely simple. Essentially, I create a truth table.

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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Also I have an existing Named Range HeaderRowNum (it = 16)

Currently I have a LOT of formulas like:

problem is any new data must be added between Rows 17 & 470

So I would like to create dynamic new forumlas to read like:
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I have a spreadsheet where I've disallowed selection of multiple cells using the code in the 2nd box below, but is there a way to override this protection to allow selection of a named range? My reason for doing so is to open this workbook as read only from code in another workbook and copy the entire table. My code for doing that works ok (I frequently use it in other workbooks) but, in this case, my need to disallow selection of multiple cells in this particular worksheet is tripping me up.

This is the code I'm using to try and pull the data into another workbook:


Workbooks.Open Filename:=ThisWorkbook.Path & "RSL-Jobs-Register.xls", ReadOnly:=True
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and this is the code I have in RSL-Jobs-Register.xls which is preventing me from selecting the (dynamic) named range called "JobsTable".


''' I'm thinking I could have something here like (in plain English) "If selected range "JobsTable" Then"
''' (apply the code below) but I'm not sure of the code

If Selection.Cells.Count > 1 Then
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Exit Sub
End If

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Having to edit each name range reference in the name manager is not acceptable since there is potentially over 30 to edit each month.

I would like to edit a cell which would have contained the value 38 (or C38) with a new value of 39 (or C39) so the range reference would be updated with the new value.

The goal would be to have a couple of rows with the following that could be edited with new values

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I found this code, but obviously it physically replaces the range names in the cell. Hopefully it can be converted to display it in a text box.

Sub FixReferencesToCellNames()
Dim c As Range, n As Name
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What I am looking for is that a user select a cell that they want to see the references, run the code to see the cell references for that particular cell in a message box.

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I have attached an example but essentially:

1. I would like to be able to select from a list a value which would also be a named range title
2. Have the range information transposed into a row

What works:
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