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Mar 20, 2008

I am aware that special characters such as -,(,),[,] are not permitted in named ranges (for lists), but is there a workaround for this? I have a lot of dependent lists that need to access names that contain either a - or () or both. I could simply remove the -'s or ()'s using find/replace, but they are required, as they're part of the name. I am aware of this method http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html#Illegal but I have a lot of dependent lists across a sheet, and a VLOOKUP isn't going to work. If there isn't a workaround, are there any allowed characters I could use to replace the -'s and ()'s?

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