#### Return Range Based on Cell Value

```This topic has been covered in varying degrees, but the problem is
that I do not want to sum or count the range. I want the range itself
returned as the value.

For instance in A1 is 7.  i.e. July
In B1-B12 are dates 201101, 201102, etc.

I need a formula that will count out the cells and return the range
based on that value in A1. In this case it would return B1:B7. This of
course would be nested in another formula.
```
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paul2349 (15)
10/5/2011 12:18:20 AM
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```On Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:18:20 -0700 (PDT), Pablo < > wrote:

>This topic has been covered in varying degrees, but the problem is
>that I do not want to sum or count the range. I want the range itself
>returned as the value.
>
>For instance in A1 is 7.  i.e. July
>In B1-B12 are dates 201101, 201102, etc.
>
>I need a formula that will count out the cells and return the range
>based on that value in A1. In this case it would return B1:B7. This of
>course would be nested in another formula.

=OFFSET(B1,0,0,A1)

If your date strings are sequential, then the above formula would return:

={201101;201102;201103;201104;201105;201106;201107}

```
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ron6368 (329)
10/5/2011 12:43:34 AM
```Thanks. That isn't quite what I needed because it returns all the
dates, but it got me to what I did.

I used this in the formula: =\$B\$1:OFFSET(\$A\$1,0,\$A\$1,1)

so the offset returned B7 and the end result was B1:B7.

```
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paul2349 (15)
10/5/2011 9:50:21 PM
```On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:50:21 -0700 (PDT), Pablo < > wrote:

>Thanks. That isn't quite what I needed because it returns all the
>dates, but it got me to what I did.
>
>I used this in the formula: =\$B\$1:OFFSET(\$A\$1,0,\$A\$1,1)
>
>so the offset returned B7 and the end result was B1:B7.
>

The formula I gave returns the dates in B1:B7 which is what you wrote you wanted (you wrote dates B1:b12)

Your formula returns the contents of B1:H1.  If that is what you want, you would be better off with:

=OFFSET(B1,0,0,1,\$A\$1)

```
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ron6368 (329)
10/5/2011 10:47:37 PM
```Yeah, B1:H1. That's what I meant. Thanks for the help.

```
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paul2349 (15)
10/6/2011 10:35:47 PM

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