I'm trying to utilize a row and a column header to build a function that I can fill across an excel table (range of cells, not excel table object). So, for example I have a row header "BAT61" and column headers "A","B","C"...
I'd like to create a formula that generates the following results in those columns: =min(BAT61A),=min(BAT61B), =min(BAT61C)... Where those generated names match named ranges that have already been created.
I've attempted to use =index without success (I generally get a #ref error). I'd prefer a non-vba solution, if at all possible. Any help is appreciated.
UPDATE: I've tried the indirect function but gotten the same #ref error. I've verified that the named range exactly matches the text string I'm trying to pass. I've tried the following variations with the same result #ref: =min(indirect(A1))[where A1 is the cell with "BAT61A"], =min(indirect(BAT61A))[to try and get the result directly], and =min(indirect(A1&A2))[where A1="BAT61" and A2="A"]. But, when I create a "Test" range, like suggested-it works. Any further ideas would be appreciated.
UPDATE2: I was able to get it working with several slight modifications. My named ranges that did't work were actually referring to fairly extensive array formulas that were parsing select rows from a table. When I created new dummy columns in the table that basically did the filtering, the indirect would pull the correct columns based upon the indirect.
Name some cells "Test" then you can use:
The name can be constructed using the & operator = $A1&B$2
=$A1&B$1Aprillion 2012-04-04 06:33