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Dec 9, 2013

I have an INDIRECT function set up which should, in theory, concatenate data from a date range listed in another cell to correctly reference an external spreadsheet, which is named based on the date range it is generated for. The issue I'm running into is that the program which generates the external spreadsheet uses an MMDDYYYY format when naming its output file. This works fine if the month and day are both 10 or greater, but if they are less than 10, it doesn't work - for example, my INDIRECT function would return the date 5/3/13 as 532013, whereas the file name would be 05032013. I was contemplating using a series of IF statements to fix this, but there has to be a simpler way. Here are the relevant functions.

Function which generates date range (later used in INDIRECT function):

=MONTH(MIN(TransData!A2:A9882))&"/"&DAY(MIN(TransData!A2:A9882))&"/"&YEAR(MIN(TransData!A2:A9882))&" - "&MONTH(MAX(TransData!A2:A9882))&"/"&DAY(MAX(TransData!A2:A9882))&"/"&YEAR(MAX(TransData!A2:A9882))

TransData is a different sheet within the same workbook where the various dates are stored in column A. I found that I needed to format the formula like this in order to get it to return actual dates instead of date sequence numbers.


Cell B4 is where the date range formula listed above lives. "DCQA_" is the beginning of the filename of the external sheet, followed by the date range in MMDDYYYY - MMDDYYYY format. So, the sheet for 12/2/13 to 12/7/13 would be named DCQA_12022013 - 12072013. I'm unfortunately unable to change the way the external program names its output sheets, so I have to fix this from within my workbook.

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I am having an issue when I try a chart a named range. The named range "Refers To" is


As far as I can tell, the formula works just fine. If you look in the Name Manager and check on that Name, the highlighted box shows up exactly what it should and if you do a simple MAX test, it displays the correct MAX value from that range.

The problem comes in when I try and add it to a chart. Instead of a displaying all the values in the range, it displays nothing. Doesn't flag up any errors, just nothing.

The reason I chose to do it this way is that the table contents could change on a daily basis and so could the position of the row and I don't want to have to keep changing the references in the graph so make sure the right data is being displayed. Is it just that charts don't play well with the INDIRECT function?

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Can someone help with this formula,

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This is what I've got

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I currently use this formula and it works perfectly for what I need.


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Basically I have an equation:


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I have attached my very similar example in my scenario. I have also got NBVC's example on the first two sheets of this as reference. In addition I am also bringing through from-to date ranges which I then need to be applied to a Booking Sheet so I can see that these dates are booked for this person, and ideally where they are going and what they need to do there by colour.

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