Nov 15 2020 10:36 PM
Nov 15 2020 10:36 PM
I have a table to which I need to keep adding rows.
At the end of the table, I have several cells taking the values of the last row, and it makes me change the row number in then all every time I add a row.
It would help me a lot if I could could do this:
Let's say I want the value of F3 in E8.
Instead of writing =F3 in E8, I want to put the the row number 3 in D4 and write a formula in E8 that takes the column F and the row number 3 I wrote in D4.
Nov 15 2020 11:31 PMSolution
The function that performs the task you describe is
Another option is to use INDEX
= INDEX(F:F, D4)
I tend to use defined names rather than cell references e.g.
= INDEX( data, instance )
but that is a matter of personal preference.
Nov 16 2020 05:34 AM
Most probably it's not necessary to enter row number, it could be calculatable. Especially if use Excel Tables, not ranges.
Nov 16 2020 09:29 AM
It works perfectly.
You've been so helpful.
Nov 16 2020 09:36 AM
Thanks a lot Sergei.
Perhaps this solution is better for people who knows more than I do.
Feb 09 2021 04:01 PM
Have you looked at @Sergei Baklan 's suggestion of using Excel Tables. That provides a name for the data range that adjusts as data is added. The primary use of this functionality to keep track of the number of records in the Table but, if you add fields/columns that works too.
The key point is that the formulas
keep track of the Table size, so that
= INDEX( Table1, 0, COLUMNS(Table1)),
for example, is the right-most field of the table.
Feb 09 2021 04:53 PM
Thanks for helping me again.
Please see the whole explanation of the problem in the following post:
Aug 30 2021 03:05 AM
@Peter Bartholomew I have a formula in one sheet where I am taking data from another sheet therefore using this type of formula "=Sheet2!D26" - I've tried using your suggestions above but it comes up invalid. I have tried the following:
And the same with the INDEX function. Is this not possible to do when taking data from another sheet? The J2 is from the current sheet. Any help welcome. thanks.
Aug 30 2021 01:11 PM
The sheet name forms part of the string to be converted to the reference