Dynamic Range

aka_krakur

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I am having difficulty creating a dynamic named range based off of a offset formula. The data on the worksheet changes based off a query refresh and I need the named ranges to change accordingly. I had someone help me write this formula :
defined name "dataul" refers to: =$W$25
defined name "data" refers to: =offset(dataul,0,0,counta($W:$W),1)

Okay, so I did a refresh on the data and the last row of data was 2055.
I looked at the defined name range for "data" and it went down to 2058 (which contains 3 rows of no data).
This messes up a formula I have because the formula doesn't like blanks. Unless someone can help me re-write the formula to search even blank data--not sure if it can be done.

Here's the formula with the dynamic named ranges in it:
Code:
=(SUMPRODUCT(--(MMULT(--ISNUMBER(SEARCH(ChartData!$B$4:$E$4,'TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!data))+0,ROW(ReportableQuery!$W$25:INDEX('TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!data,COLUMNS(ChartData!$B$4:$E$4)))^0)>0),--(MMULT(--ISNUMBER(SEARCH(ChartData!$A$4,'TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!pf_data))+0,ROW(ReportableQuery!$L$25:INDEX('TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!pf_data,COLUMNS(ChartData!$A$4)))^0)>0),--('TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!date_data-DAY('TEMPLATEProductFamily-ReportedCode-Test.xls'!date_data)+1=ChartData!B$7)))
 

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Richard Schollar

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Hi Aka_Krakur

Are you sure that the cells above W25 are genuinely blank? Note that formulas that result in "" (for the sake of argument ="") will be included in the Counta.

Best regards

Richard
 

aka_krakur

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I think I might have solved the problem. I changed the offset formula to be more specific.
it now reads:
=offset(dataul,0,0,counta($W$25:$W$65536),1)
And it works.
I think what you said about above W25 was exactly the problem. I was only looking to make W25 through whatever the last cell below had data the range.
So by forcing the range $W$25:$W$65536, it works. I do have information above W25 but it doesn't ever change; but it's not included in this range.

Anyway, I'm going to keep testing it out with different scenarios to make sure it does work.
I'm still not sure why keeping it W:W doesn't work. but, oh well, we'll see how it goes
 

Richard Schollar

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I do have information above W25 but it doesn't ever change; but it's not included in this range.

This was exactly your problem as the counta returns a count of all cells containing text/formulas. I'm glad you've sorted it though!

Richard
 

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