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    You posted this question by jumping in a thread strated by Shane. I replied as follows:



    Change the formula to:

    =OFFSET(Cover!$A$23,0,0,MATCH(REPT("z",255),Cover!$A:$A)-22,1)

    22 takes into account that your actual data start at row 23.

    I added 1 as the 4th arg of OFFSET to tell it that the range consists of a single column. If your data range counts more columns, adjust this number accordingly: For example, A to C houses the relevant range, then that number should be 3.

    The MATCH(REPT("z",255),Cover!$A:$A) bit should used if column A-values consists of text values as opposed to date-values or just numbers.


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    anyone out there that can help I would appreciate ANY ideas!

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    OK I'm deep!!!!
    My List starts at A22 (title only) because I have text above this area. I tried entering the info in and yes it works but it picks up the text from A1. I thought I would be smart and edit the string command to start at A23
    =OFFSET(Cover!$A$23,0,0,MATCH(REPT("z",255),Cover!$A:$A))

    NO LUCK. My validation cells on other sheets start at the first "blank" opening below my last list, so I have to scroll up to get to the data. I have the "ignore blank" enabled but that doesn't seem to help. So I tested it on the 1st sheet (Cover) with a validation and the same thing. I moved the list over to C: where no text was above and tried it and the validation on "Cover" where my list is had the text starting correctly, but about 10 blanks thereafter, and my other sheets still validate from the middle? Quite confusing. Can someone help with the string that will allow me to have text above my list, yet still let me use the validation pull down menu dynamically in other sheets? Could be a hair puller....well its been for me!
    thanks

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    In case you didn't see any reply... because of the last night havoc...

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