large excel file (>7mb)

mcarter973

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my original file was 8mb and included various calculations including VLOOKUP.

i decided to use INDEX/INDIRECT in lieu of VLOOKUP - the size of this file is now 7mb. however, the smaller file takes much longer to save data and make changes. why would this be?

thanks.
 

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XL-Dennis

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mcarter973,

The functions INDEX & MATCH is in general faster then LOOKUP-function and therefore the time for saving / calculate should be less.

However, the INDIRECT-function is not the fastest function but can be difficult to be replaced...

Take a look on Charles Williams excellent site for further discussions:
http://www.decisionmodels.com/optspeede.htm

Kind regards,
Dennis
 

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