Get name of named range from value of cell

Jubinell

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Jan 17, 2008
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Hi,

I vaguely recall that this is possible. For example I have the following formula:

=SUM(MYRANGE)

where MYRANGE is the name of some named range.
Now, I want to be able to pull this word("MYRANGE") from another cell, say A1. What is the formula that would fit the ??? below:

=SUM(???(A1))

Thank you in advanced.
 

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Aladin Akyurek

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Feb 14, 2002
Messages
85,201
Hi,

I vaguely recall that this is possible. For example I have the following formula:

=SUM(MYRANGE)

where MYRANGE is the name of some named range.
Now, I want to be able to pull this word("MYRANGE") from another cell, say A1. What is the formula that would fit the ??? below:

=SUM(???(A1))

Thank you in advanced.

If MYRANGE is not a dynamic named range...

=SUM(INDIRECT(A1))

Otherwise, you'll need something like:

=SUM(EVAL(A1))

where a function (EVAL) from the morefunc.xll add-in is used.
 

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