Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

blimes

New Member
What I do is pull data from multiple sources on the internet sometimes it can be 500 rows sometimes 10000. I then have a sheet that uses a formula like =INDEX(B1:B10000,MATCH(R2,A1:A10000,0). I can set a cell up in say S1 That tells me there is 600 rows of data. is there a way to reference the 600 in Cell S1 to place the 10000 in the formula.

Thanks

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
=INDEX(INDIRECT("B1:B"&S1),MATCH(R2,INDIRECT("A1:A"&S1),0))

arthurbr

Well-known Member
Perhaps=INDEX(B1:INDEX(B1:B100000,S1),MATCH(R2,INDEX(A1:INDEX(A1:A100000,S1))),0)

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blimes

New Member
=INDEX(INDIRECT("B1:B"&S1),MATCH(R2,INDIRECT("A1:A"&S1),0))

Thank you much I tried this and it looks like it works now lets see if it speeds up my calculations.

Thanks again

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Try the formula posted by arthurbr as that is non-volatile & should be better.

blimes

New Member
Try the formula posted by arthurbr as that is non-volatile & should be better.
I tried but get an error message that i entered too few arguments?

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Try
=INDEX(B1:INDEX(B1:B100000,S1),MATCH(R2,INDEX(A1:INDEX(A1:A100000,S1),0),0))

blimes

New Member
Still get the same too few arguments?

blimes

New Member
Try
=INDEX(B1:INDEX(B1:B100000,S1),MATCH(R2,INDEX(A1:INDEX(A1:A100000,S1),0),0))
Now it is working. Thanks for the help not sure why i was getting error before.

Fluff

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback