Use Cell Address in Formula

MrDB4Excel

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How to Use the Cell Address Shown in One Cell for Another Cell's Formula
I cannot seem to get this to work. I have tried several ways and all return error or #VALUE or some such.
The attached XL2BB shows the layout of this worksheet, which is similar to 18 worksheets in this workbook, but with varying number of rows.
The reason I am trying to get this to work is when files are added to folders then the cells A1 & A2 update the end portion of the range per the cell address value shown in E3.
So for example in this worksheet there are now 8 files showing from the Power Query, consequently cell A1’s range is G5:G12 (G12 matches the row number in $H$12).
When one or more files are added to this folder and the Power Query is refreshed then that number of new files changes the cell address in E3 from $H$12 to $H$??. It is this new row number value I want to auto-update the row number in cells A1 & A2 formula’s end portion of the range G5:G??.
Does this make sense? I would very much appreciate any input on this, thank you.

I saw a mention of combining cell address and indirect, but the link to explain did not provide an answer to my specific situation. Maybe I did not research far enough, but it seemed to be a dead-end.
dodge.xlsm
ABCDEFGHI
18F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\2z8TOC112
20dodge\CRPS\2z<<< Jump To This Sheet's Link In The Summary Sheet8
38dodge\CRPS2<<< This Sheet's Name$H$12
4IndexFile NameContaining FolderConcatenated File NameHyperlinksDate Modified
51CRPS Design Narrative.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Design Narrative.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Design Narrative.docx03/25/2020 14:4511
62CRPS Design Narrative.pdfF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Design Narrative.pdfF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Design Narrative.pdf03/25/2020 14:4522
73CRPS Developer Search.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Developer Search.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\CRPS Developer Search.docx03/25/2020 15:1833
84Development of CRPS.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\Development of CRPS.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\Development of CRPS.docx03/10/2020 23:1744
95fore-and-aft rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.urlF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\fore-and-aft rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.urlF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\fore-and-aft rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.url12/29/2019 10:3155
106Lori Greiner-Shark Tank.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\Lori Greiner-Shark Tank.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\Lori Greiner-Shark Tank.docx04/10/2020 07:3966
117square rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.urlF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\square rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.urlF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\square rigged boat sail at DuckDuckGo.url12/29/2019 10:3077
128WVDS Developer Search Pre11Mar-Changes.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\F:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\WVDS Developer Search Pre11Mar-Changes.docxF:\Dwight\Memoirs\Docs\dodge\CRPS\WVDS Developer Search Pre11Mar-Changes.docx03/11/2020 12:2188
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14A1 Formula: =COUNT(G5:G12)
15A2 Formula: =SUMPRODUCT(--NOT(ISNUMBER(G5:G12)))
16E3 Formula: =CELL("address",INDEX(H:H,MATCH(MAX(H:H),H:H,0)))
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Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
A1A1=COUNT(G5:G12)
B1B1=RIGHT(C5,LEN(C5)-0)
C1C1=LEFT(C3,1)&"z"
I1I1=SUMPRODUCT(MAX((H:H<>"")*ROW(H:H)))
A2A2=SUMPRODUCT(--NOT(ISNUMBER(G5:G12)))
B2B2=MID(B1, FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(B1,"\",CHAR(1),4))+1, FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(B1,"\",CHAR(1),5)) - FIND(CHAR(1),SUBSTITUTE(B1,"\",CHAR(1),2))-1)
C2C2=C1
D2D2=HYPERLINK("#"&CELL("address",INDEX(Summary!$E$2:$E$30,MATCH($C$2,Summary!$E$2:$E$30,0))),"<<< Jump To This Sheet's Link In The Summary Sheet")
A3A3=SUM(A1:A2)
B3B3=LEFT(B2,LEN(B2)-1)
C3C3=MID(CELL("filename",C3),FIND("]",CELL("filename",C3))+1,32)
E1E1=COUNT(H:H)
E2E2=MAX(H:H)
E3E3=CELL("address",INDEX(H:H,MATCH(MAX(H:H),H:H,0)))
A5:A12A5=VLOOKUP('2z'!$A5,'2z'!$A:$A,COLUMN('2z'!$A:$A)-COLUMN('2z'!$A:$A)+1,0)
B5:B12B5=VLOOKUP('2z'!$B5,'2z'!$B:$B,COLUMN('2z'!$B:$B)-COLUMN('2z'!$B:$B)+1,0)
C5:C12C5=VLOOKUP('2z'!$C5,'2z'!$C:$C,COLUMN('2z'!$C:$C)-COLUMN('2z'!$C:$C)+1,0)
D5:D12D5=CONCATENATE(C5,B5)
E5:E12E5=HYPERLINK(D5)
F5:F12F5=VLOOKUP('2z'!$D5,'2z'!$D:$D,COLUMN('2z'!$D:$D)-COLUMN('2z'!$D:$D)+1,0)
G5:G12G5=A5
Named Ranges
NameRefers ToCells
'2z'!ExternalData_1='2z'!$A$4:$D$12A5:A12
Cells with Conditional Formatting
CellConditionCell FormatStop If True
A5:F13,A17:F222,A14:A16,C14:F16Expression=AND($A5<>"",$G$1=ROW())textNO
 

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Peter_SSs

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Why not just use a large enough range in the A1 & A2 formulas to easily cover the expected number of eventual files then you never have to change those two formulas?
Might mean amending the style of formula a bit but should be doable.

For example, in A1, why not
=COUNT(G5:G1000)
 

MrDB4Excel

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Will do, Peter. I thought of this earlier, but always trying to learn new, more difficult formulas.
Thanks
If someone else comes along with such a formula to do what I am asking about then I would try that too.
Certainly, surely, there must be a method to include one cell's cell address that resulted from that cell's address lookup and be able to include that result in another formula's range.
But then what do I know, I assure you not enough but always willing to learn new ways.
 

Peter_SSs

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surely, there must be a method to include one cell's cell address that resulted from that cell's address lookup and be able to include that result in another formula's range.
You can - using the INDIRECT function. Something like
=COUNT(INDIRECT("H5:"&E3))
However, INDIRECT is a volatile function so generally best to avoid where other alternatives are available.
 

MrDB4Excel

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Thanks, Peter. This will certainly be a good thing to learn regardless.
 

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