Row Function in cell reference

Willmonbo

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I am trying to do something that I think should be fairly easy and perhaps I have even done in the past but can't figure out now what i'm missing.

I just want to reference the cell in column D of the same row that I am working in, how do I do that?
 

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I am trying this formula now in a named range and am getting a #value error any thoughts on why?
 
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both of these work
Excel Workbook
DE
52525
6
7
8555555
Sheet1
Excel 2010
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
E5=INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW(),4))
E8=INDIRECT("D"&ROW())
 
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are you saying that both these formulas should work in a named rang as well, because I have tried them both and am getting the #value error on both, any thought as to why?
 
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I am trying to do something that I think should be fairly easy and perhaps I have even done in the past but can't figure out now what i'm missing.

I just want to reference the cell in column D of the same row that I am working in, how do I do that?
Try this...

=INDEX(D:D,ROW())
 
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are you saying that both these formulas should work in a named rang as well, because I have tried them both and am getting the #value error on both, any thought as to why?
It depends on how you're defining the range.

Show us the formula you're using.
 
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are you saying that both these formulas should work in a named rang as well, because I have tried them both and am getting the #value error on both, any thought as to why?

I'm a tad puzzled

can you explain what you mean by having them in a named range?
 
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i was just looking for a way to ease data input, since the data that I needed to input was always going to be a calculation based on the values in column D of the row that I am currently in, I was going to create a "Defined Name" with a formula (which is what I needed help with) to look back to column D.

the index method does work, however the other two do not, I hope I have explained it better this time around, feel free to ask for more clarification if needed.

thanks everybody for your respective input.
 
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