#### Select range for function in a cell

```Hi, is it possible to select create a formula in a cell. such as =SUM(
and have the cursor be between the () so the user can select th
appopriate range to enter?  Or would this just be done separately.
(Since one would need to know the range and WHERE to put the formul
in..ie. what cell)  similar to if you hit the autosum button but ther
are no numbers above or the left, it simply waits for the user t
select a range and then hits enter.

THanks!

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```Hi
if I understood you correctly: No

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Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

> Hi, is it possible to select create a formula in a cell. such as
> =SUM() and have the cursor be between the () so the user can select
> the appopriate range to enter?  Or would this just be done
separately.
> (Since one would need to know the range and WHERE to put the formula
> in..ie. what cell)  similar to if you hit the autosum button but
there
> are no numbers above or the left, it simply waits for the user to
> select a range and then hits enter.
>
> THanks!!
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/

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frank.kabel (11126)
5/17/2004 7:40:03 PM
```If I understand what you're asking for, this could be accomplished by having
the user enter the range references into two separate cells.

For example, if you wanted the results of this formula;
=SUM(B10:C20)
to be returned in cell C21,
Enter this formula in C21:

=SUM(INDIRECT(A1&":"&A2))

Then, have the user enter
"B10" (no quotes)
in cell A1, and enter
"C20" (no quotes)
in cell A2.
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HTH,

RD
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Hi, is it possible to select create a formula in a cell. such as =SUM()
and have the cursor be between the () so the user can select the
appopriate range to enter?  Or would this just be done separately.
(Since one would need to know the range and WHERE to put the formula
in..ie. what cell)  similar to if you hit the autosum button but there
are no numbers above or the left, it simply waits for the user to
select a range and then hits enter.

THanks!!

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ragdyer1 (4060)
5/17/2004 11:18:53 PM
```Frank, you do our name an injustice... Just kidding :D

But it is possible through the help of the horrible horrible SENDKEYS(
function.

The procedure puts in the formula with some dummy range such as A1 an
then it uses keystrokes to get rid of A1 and then wait inside the (
brackets for the user to select a range...

I've heard many bad things about sendkeys() and as such was wonderin
what I should watch out for and if there is anyway to ensure it work
properly...

For example if I ran the macro in the VBE window it does the strokes i
the window so it obviously has to be run from the appropriat

Thanks

Frank Herrer

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5/18/2004 9:39:32 PM
```Hi :-)
o.k. anything is possible but I won't use this in my spreadsheets :-)
I try to avoid Sendkeys i possible!

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

> Frank, you do our name an injustice... Just kidding :D
>
> But it is possible through the help of the horrible horrible
> SENDKEYS() function.
>
> The procedure puts in the formula with some dummy range such as A1
and
> then it uses keystrokes to get rid of A1 and then wait inside the ()
> brackets for the user to select a range...
>
> I've heard many bad things about sendkeys() and as such was wondering
> what I should watch out for and if there is anyway to ensure it works
> properly...
>
> For example if I ran the macro in the VBE window it does the strokes
> in the window so it obviously has to be run from the appropriate
>
> Thanks
>
> Frank Herrera
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/

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frank.kabel (11126)
5/18/2004 10:14:08 PM

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