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1. Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

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.

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2. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

=INDEX(INDIRECT("B1:B"&S1),MATCH(R2,INDIRECT("A1:A"&S1),0))  Reply With Quote

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Perhaps=INDEX(B1:INDEX(B1:B100000,S1),MATCH(R2,INDEX(A1:INDEX(A1:A100000,S1))),0)  Reply With Quote

4. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula Originally Posted by Fluff =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.

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5. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

Try the formula posted by arthurbr as that is non-volatile & should be better.  Reply With Quote

6. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula Originally Posted by Fluff 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?  Reply With Quote

7. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

Try
=INDEX(B1:INDEX(B1:B100000,S1),MATCH(R2,INDEX(A1:INDEX(A1:A100000,S1),0),0))  Reply With Quote

8. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

Still get the same too few arguments?  Reply With Quote

9. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula Originally Posted by Fluff 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.  Reply With Quote

10. Re: Refrencing a cell in a Index Formula

You're welcome & thanks for the feedback  Reply With Quote

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