does such a function exist?

mach3

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let's say i have 2 arrays named Array1 and Array2.

in cell A1, is there a function i can write that returns the array's cell address?

for example in cell A1, =RETURNADDRESS(Array1)

returns '$B$904:$C$913 in cell A1.

maybe this is an easy question, but my brain is too fried to think about this. maybe the solution requires some alien form of an INDIRECT function?!?! thanks in advance.


mach3
 

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Jay Petrulis

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Hi,

Here is a simple UDF that seems to work.

<pre>Function ReturnAddress(r As Range) As String
ReturnAddress = r.Address
End Function</pre>

You may want to play around with the options available when using the .Address property.
 

mach3

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reply to aladin:

i need this because i'm using some =offset(indirect(Array,#,#)) to pull data. it's kind of complicated, but i'm trying to find the simplest, most elegant way to pull data.

in any case, 1 of my formulas uses a vlookup(indirect()) function to return an array reference (e.g., '$B$1022:$C$1031), but because this array is at the bottom of the spreadsheet, everytime i add rows of data above, the array reference becomes obsolete. in other words, my '$B$1022:$C$1031 should now be '$B$1082:$C$1091.

i figure that if i use NAMES to refer to '$B$1022:$C$1031, then i don't have to worry about manually changing the row numbers.

i apologize for the ill-contrived explanation.

i'm not sure what a UDF is, however. user-defined function?


mach3
 

Aladin Akyurek

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On 2002-10-15 16:15, mach3 wrote:
reply to aladin:

i need this because i'm using some =offset(indirect(Array,#,#)) to pull data. it's kind of complicated, but i'm trying to find the simplest, most elegant way to pull data.

in any case, 1 of my formulas uses a vlookup(indirect()) function to return an array reference (e.g., '$B$1022:$C$1031), but because this array is at the bottom of the spreadsheet, everytime i add rows of data above, the array reference becomes obsolete. in other words, my '$B$1022:$C$1031 should now be '$B$1082:$C$1091.

i figure that if i use NAMES to refer to '$B$1022:$C$1031, then i don't have to worry about manually changing the row numbers.

i apologize for the ill-contrived explanation.

i'm not sure what a UDF is, however. user-defined function?


mach3

You could use the so-called dynamic name ranges. There are many threads in which I described how to do it. For an example, see...

http://www.mrexcel.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=16207&forum=2&7

It should not be difficult to apply the method to your relevant ranges.
 

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