Dynamic Named Range Drop-down List To Exclude N/A Errors?
May 7, 2014
I have a dynamic named range which allows me to have an automatically growing drop down list in B1 as more cities are added in column A. however, my workbook will have N/A errors to begin with before cities are added.
is there a way for my drop down list in B1 not to include the N/A errors and only the cities? of course when the next N/A error turns into a city, i would like the B1 drop down list to recognise this and include it.
I purchased the Excel Hacks book, and when attempting to do hack #53 with a drop down list, I can not get it to work. I do exactly what the book says to do, however, my chart and my drop down list are not linked together, and when I change a name in the drop down list, the information on the chart does not change.
I have created a spreadsheet that has many dynamic ranges, one of which is a list of vendors that my company uses, named "Company". This range is in a spreadsheet labeled "Analysis Search". From this list and on another worksheet, I have created a drop down list via data validation where the user inputs the vendor, and should the vendor not be in the dynamic range, a prompt will appear and warn the user that the name of the vendor is not already in the dynamic range and to add it once the entry is complete.
What I am looking to do is for Excel to automatically add the vendor to the dynamic range instead of having the user have to input the vendor. Also, I have used VB to have the range automatically sort alphabetically, so I would like to keep that functionality if possible. Is something like this feasible in Excel?
I have a speadsheet where I have a cell that reads a named range via OFFSET. The range consists mainly of numbers but a few cells contain the text UL (Unlimited)
The cell that "reads" the OFFSET is then used in another cell where it is multiplied by either 2 or 3 depending on user input.
The problem occurs where the cell attempts to multiply the text "UL" which results in "#VALUE!" How can I have this cell with the multiplication bypass the multiplication and simply return the text "UL" in the case of reading text from the named range.
I want to start a new thread about this issue - it was previously listed on an old thread but slightly different topic: refer[url].
The problem is I have lots of Dynamic Named Ranges using formulae such as the following: =OFFSET(RptPg!$F$9,0,0,MATCH("*",RptPg!$B$9:$B$200,-1),1) . These named ranges are created in the Name Manager box and the code inserted in the RefersTo: box.
The ranges seem to work well and are dynamic as required. When I click on the range selector button against the RefersTo formula fo rthe range the range is correctly highlighted.
However, the range is not selectable from the F5(GoTo) command.
This then means for certain VBA operations, the range cannot be found and returns an error (Object not defined etc)
Is there anyway I can correct this or work around this - dynamic ranges are at the heart of my large workbook and fundamental to its performance>
I have a column of data that keeps getting new information in it. what i need is a named range that i can use for a chart, first point in the named range will be the first value in the column, second point will be avg. of point 1 and 2, then 3rd point will be avg. of 1,2,3 etc.
I need to create a dynamic named range called "DIVLOC," that corresponds to a sheet called Divloc_List in the workbook. Then, I need to take this range and perform a vlookup against it. I tried to create the range in the sheet itself (it wasn't dynamic), and then used that in the vlookup in the vba code, but I got error 2402 (I think). I'm not sure how to define the dynamic range in vba code, and then use the range in the vlookup.
This is happening to several named ranges I created. Iíve tried to correct this by editing the formula which seems to work but changes again. Iíve also deleted the named range and recreated it with the same change process taking place.
In case it matters the named ranges are being created on a table imported into Excel via MS Query.
I am trying to create a dynamic named range to select a list of text entries from a number of different columns that I am using for Data Validation. The columns have entries of variable length, none more than 30. What I am seeking to achieve is that having selected a heading in cell C3 the available list in DV dropdowns elsewhere are governed by the contents of C3.
I have created a defined name, StartPos that uses the contents of C3 to evaluate to the cell reference (e,g $H$4) of the topmost cell in the relevant column. However when I try to use it in the usual formula
=OFFSET($A$1,0,0,COUNTA($A:$A),1) formula I try
I get stuck at what to put in the brackets. Ideally I would like to use the COUNTA to go down to the last entry in the column. However, even when I try to give the range a height of 30 rows: =OFFSET(StartPos,0,0,30,1) I still get an error.
I am a trainee dermatologist. We undertake allergy patch tests. There is a long list of different patch tests which are selected based on the patients history. I have put each of the types of patch testing on a master sheet. What I would like to be able to do is to have a control button next to each set, and when clicked would add that particular set to a "new patient" worksheet tab. And with every set having its own button, more than one set could be added to a new sheet. In the new patient worksheet id like the sets added with a single row gap between them.
I had tried, and managed to get a single series to work, but then it wouldnt allow me to add the next set, saying that sheet already exists. Ideally finally, id like there to be some way, or message to make sure after printing the new patient worksheet gets deleted. I hope that all makes sense ! Even if I had a code for a single button that added to a master sheet at the next available row +1 I think I could manipulate the code to suit.
I want to create a charts on a pivot table, but I don't like the way Pivot charts function and the limitations they have. So I want to create a normal charts that is dynamic and based on a pivot table.
In order to do so, I want to create dynamic named ranged for the data in the pivot table to use for the data series for the chart.
I can reference the week numbers (headers in the pivot table) for one data series and get the data by this formula:
=OFFSET(Weekly!$C$15,0,0,1,COUNTA(Weekly!$14:$14)-1) $C$15 is the first cell that holds the data for the series. Row 14 holds the week numbers (headers in the pviot)
However, I want to make that formula even more dynamic by having it reflect the changes done to the pivot table who's cells it references to.
So how do I do this using the GETPIVOTDATA function? (or some other function that makes it dynamic and reflect changes done to the pivot table and accounts for the row numbers with the data can change) If I generate the GETPIVOTDATA formula and try to substistute the fixed cell reference for $c$15 with it, the OFFSET formula for the dynamic range gives an error.
And how can I grab the column headers (week number) dynamically?
I have a named range in a column for January data (non-contiguous cells). Every month I insert new data in the column to the right. Is there a way to have a dynamic range that grabs the same exact cells but in the new column but unselects the previous month data? Spreadsheet attached.
In the attached workbook, I have identical sets of data in column A separated by an blank cell. I need a macro for the user form that i need to build. The code needs to find the end of each named range, (Range1,Range2 and Range3), to insert blank row at the end of each range and to copy the value of the textbox from the user form in each row so to keep the sets of data identical.
I have dynamic named range that lists by columns. I can use this with data validation pull down on my worksheet and all is fine. But when I use this named range in the RowSource of a combo box in a userform, I only get the first column of data, or basically, the data in B1, but not C1, D1, ect. Here is the formula for the named range.
In the following line of code in my subroutine I name this range which runs from A2:J2, the problem is later in the routine I delete certain unwanted columns which then shrinks this range. I always want it to be 10 colums wide. How do I make it dynamic with vba? ActiveWorkbook.Names.Add Name:="TranslateShow", RefersTo:=Worksheets("TemplateTest").Range("$A$2:$J$2")
Can I also substitute the workbook actual name for ActiveWorkbook?
Anyone run across this.....Over the past 1-2 years...I have setup a number of complex excel workbooks, that automate a lot of reporting for my employees. Suddenly, over the past couple months, I am finding that if I try to go back and edit many of my named ranges (created a while ago) that were created dynamically: "=OFFSET(Sheet1!$A$4,0,0,COUNTA(Sheet1!$A$4:$A$65000),4)"...excel crashes. I can't figure out why.
All I have to do is simply CLICK in the "Refers to:" field of the "Define Name" window (for the dynamically named range)....and I get "Microsoft Office Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
If I drill down on "What is in the report", I see this "Error signature":..
I have a Defined Dynamic Name which is used to select my data. How do I call that when I create a chart in excel within the data source, so that the data source always refers to this dynamic range.
I have data A B C D E 1 2 3 4 5 9 4 5 6 7
this is so the series names will be the row and for each series the rows represent the data within each of the columns. I have a dynamic range that always selects the whole range called chartdata. How do I put that in the data source when it asks me in Excel 2007 as there is no wizard for seprate x and y ranges in this version.