Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet within the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to calculate, upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need to use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back and change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. Is there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based on cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 6:47:01 PM

Hi Assuming there are no empty cells in the range you can use this in a helper cell ie B1: ="A1:A" & COUNT(A:A) Then you can use a INDIRECT formula like this: =SUM(INDIRECT(B1)) Hopes this helps. .... Per "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> skrev i meddelelsen news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet > within > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to > calculate, > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need > to > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back > and > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. > Is > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based > on > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 7:19:12 PM

>I am pretty sure this is because my formulas >contain entire columns as ranges >(i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). Yeah, that'll add to calculation time if you're using lots of array formulas (including SUMPRODUCT). An array formula (including SUMPRODUCT) will evaluate *every* cell in the referenced range whether it's within the used range or not. Use dynamic ranges: http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic See this for excellent advise/tips on improving efficiency: http://www.decisionmodels.com/ -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet > within > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to > calculate, > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need > to > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back > and > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. > Is > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based > on > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 7:22:31 PM

Slow Now; Speed UP: Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual Application.ScreenUpdating = False .... ... ... Application.ScreenUpdating = True Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic Or, if you want to make a Macro fire specifically on one sheet in a workbook: sheets("Sheet1").activate Range("A1:Z100").Select This will take you to the desired sheet for the range selected. -- Ryan--- If this information was helpful, please indicate this by clicking ''Yes''. "yowzers" wrote: > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet within > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to calculate, > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need to > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back and > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. Is > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based on > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 7:23:02 PM

Just my 2 cents... When calc time is already not acceptable the last thing you want to do is use volatile functions. You can create dynamic ranges in most cases without using volatile functions. >="A1:A" & COUNT(A:A) >=SUM(INDIRECT(B1)) Rng refers to: =A1:INDEX(A:A,COUNT(A:A)) =SUM(Rng) -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Per Jessen" <per.jessen@mail.dk> wrote in message news:ucDC9tbfKHA.5792@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl... > Hi > > Assuming there are no empty cells in the range you can use this in a > helper cell ie B1: > > ="A1:A" & COUNT(A:A) > > Then you can use a INDIRECT formula like this: > > =SUM(INDIRECT(B1)) > > Hopes this helps. > ... > Per > > "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> skrev i meddelelsen > news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... >> Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet >> within >> the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. >> But >> every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to >> calculate, >> upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas >> contain >> entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need >> to >> use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will >> continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back >> and >> change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. >> Is >> there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based >> on >> cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster? >

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12/15/2009 7:31:09 PM

Sorry I am a newbie. I have no idea what this means... "ryguy7272" wrote: > Slow Now; Speed UP: > Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual > Application.ScreenUpdating = False > ... ... ... > Application.ScreenUpdating = True > Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic > > Or, if you want to make a Macro fire specifically on one sheet in a workbook: > sheets("Sheet1").activate > Range("A1:Z100").Select > This will take you to the desired sheet for the range selected. > > -- > Ryan--- > If this information was helpful, please indicate this by clicking ''Yes''. > > > "yowzers" wrote: > > > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet within > > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to calculate, > > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need to > > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back and > > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. Is > > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based on > > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 7:39:01 PM

Perfect, thanks! "T. Valko" wrote: > >I am pretty sure this is because my formulas > >contain entire columns as ranges > >(i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). > > Yeah, that'll add to calculation time if you're using lots of array formulas > (including SUMPRODUCT). > > An array formula (including SUMPRODUCT) will evaluate *every* cell in the > referenced range whether it's within the used range or not. > > Use dynamic ranges: > > http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic > > See this for excellent advise/tips on improving efficiency: > > http://www.decisionmodels.com/ > > -- > Biff > Microsoft Excel MVP > > > "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message > news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... > > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet > > within > > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to > > calculate, > > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need > > to > > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back > > and > > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. > > Is > > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based > > on > > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster? > > > . >

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12/15/2009 8:05:02 PM

You're welcome! -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:53BAC0EB-B520-4067-8FFE-5E049DDB2CB3@microsoft.com... > Perfect, thanks! > > "T. Valko" wrote: > >> >I am pretty sure this is because my formulas >> >contain entire columns as ranges >> >(i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). >> >> Yeah, that'll add to calculation time if you're using lots of array >> formulas >> (including SUMPRODUCT). >> >> An array formula (including SUMPRODUCT) will evaluate *every* cell in the >> referenced range whether it's within the used range or not. >> >> Use dynamic ranges: >> >> http://contextures.com/xlNames01.html#Dynamic >> >> See this for excellent advise/tips on improving efficiency: >> >> http://www.decisionmodels.com/ >> >> -- >> Biff >> Microsoft Excel MVP >> >> >> "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... >> > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet >> > within >> > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. >> > But >> > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to >> > calculate, >> > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas >> > contain >> > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I >> > need >> > to >> > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will >> > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go >> > back >> > and >> > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. >> > Is >> > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas >> > based >> > on >> > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster? >> >> >> . >>

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12/15/2009 11:04:18 PM

Hi, Your range in the formula should be A1:A100. To make the range auto expanding, convert it to a List (or Table in Excel 2007) - Ctrl+L -- Regards, Ashish Mathur Microsoft Excel MVP www.ashishmathur.com "yowzers" <yowzers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D59635B5-2418-4724-BC89-5DE50FA8E44C@microsoft.com... > Currently I have a sheet where I enter my data and then another sheet > within > the same workbook that makes various calculations based on this data. But > every time I enter data, it takes a long time for my formulas to > calculate, > upwards of a minute. I am pretty sure this is because my formulas contain > entire columns as ranges (i.e. A:A rather than A1:A100). However I need > to > use A:A in my formulas as my data sheet is indefinitely long and I will > continue to add to this over the years. I don't want to have to go back > and > change all my formulas to A1:A200 every time my data exceeds the range. > Is > there anyway around this so that excel only calculates my formulas based > on > cells that have an entry? Or any other way to make this faster?

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12/15/2009 11:25:54 PM

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Hi, I'm struggling to figure this one out. I have a date column and I'd like to be able to calculate the age without doing it in my head. I've tried to do this but am struggling. Any help will greatly appreciated. Thanks Suzanne Visit www.cpearson.com and search for DATEDIFF best wishes -- Bernard V Liengme Microsoft Excel MVP www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme remove caps from email "Grd" <Grd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6BFFD11C-AECB-4837-93B6-D84B6170B975@microsoft.com... > Hi, > > I'm struggling to figure this one out. I have...

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Anyone know how to get a median calculation in a pivot table? I've tried inserting a calculated field but it always sums the calculated field. Thanks, Joel Not supported in a pivot -- Regards, Peo Sjoblom (No private emails please) "Joel Schaefer" <joel@disintegrators.com> wrote in message news:ev4P0Nk6FHA.2616@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl... > Anyone know how to get a median calculation in a pivot table? I've tried > inserting a calculated field but it always sums the calculated field. > > Thanks, > > Joel > ...

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when i enter an equation into a cell such as: =product(a1,b1) into cell c1. If a1 is 1000 and b1 is .10 than c1 should equal 100, but it equals 102.04. My calculator is off somehow when i try to multiply. Please help me. Thank You, Kat I'd take a look at the values in A1 and B1. Are they really 1000 and .10 or are they 1000.49999 or .10444 (for example) "Kat and the Calculator" <KatandtheCalculator@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:591A3F6E-7C20-4C88-B1E2-6B76CFF502BA@microsoft.com... > when i enter an equation into a cell such as: =product(a...

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Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I'm trying to insert something like the following in a document: <br><br>"It has been X days since I last heard from you." <br><br>Where X, in Excel-speak, would be expressed as ... <br><br>TODAY()-DATE(year/month/day in question) <br><br>The only way I seem to be able to accomplish this directly is to insert a formula field; however, I don't seem to be able to get at the kinds of date functions or information Excel provides. <br><br&g...

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I was wondering if there is a simple way to make one cell takes multiple inputs, essentially turning a cell into a placeholder. Example: Sheet1!A2=Sheet1!A3+5 Sheet1!A3 will take arbitrary value from Sheet2!A3 or Sheet3!A3, and return the answer to Sheet2!A4 and Sheet3!A4, respectively. If Sheet2!A3=2, then Sheet2!A4=Sheet1!A2=7 If Sheet3!A3=4, then Sheet3!A4=Sheet1!A2=9 Thank You. csw -- csw78 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ csw78's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=23008 View this threa...

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