Address Function Cell Reference Help

ajt35

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Can anyone help me with adding to an address reference? I am trying to add a cell to an address reference. For example, the using the address function a cell returns the text $AH$11. I would like to subtract 3 to that reference so it becomes $AH$8. Ultimately, I will use a minimum function with these two cells as the range. Is this possible? Can anyone help?
 

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Special-K99

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How are you obtaining that address reference, e.g. ADDRESS(11,34) produces $AH$11
but ADDRESS(11-3,34) will give you the result you want.

This works
Code:
=LEFT(A1,FIND("$",A1,2))&RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND("$",A1,2))-3
 

Scott Huish

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First off, why are you using the ADDRESS function?

Why, not just:

=MIN($AH$8,$AH$11)
 

ajt35

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Bless are thou oh Special-K99! Thanks. I think that will work. Thanks for your help!
 

ajt35

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Thanks for your reply HOTPEPPER. It is a long story, but that won't work for what I am trying to do. Thanks!
 

Scott Huish

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Can't say as I understand, but you could use INDIRECT and OFFSET. Assuming your address in A1:

=MIN(INDIRECT(A1),OFFSET(INDIRECT(A1),,-3))
 

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