Using Named Range in LOOKUP formula?

```My LOOKUP formula currently reads:
=((LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$D\$2:\$D\$7)-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$G\$2:\$G
\$7)))

I would like to change this so the ranges are columns in a Named
Range.  Something like:
=((LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col4)-J6)+
(LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col7)))

The range name will be selected in a drop-down (data validation) in
another cell.  So "Range_Col1" actually needs to be referenced from
the value selected in K10.

Can this be done with formulas?  Or do I need a macro?

Ed
```
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10/22/2008 11:35:31 PM
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```Assuming your named range refers to A1:G7

You can use an expression like this:

INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,column_number)

However, if the named range is a dynamic range this won't work.

=((LOOKUP(\$I6,INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,1),INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,4))-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,1),INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,7))))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> My LOOKUP formula currently reads:
> =((LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$D\$2:\$D\$7)-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$G\$2:\$G
> \$7)))
>
> I would like to change this so the ranges are columns in a Named
> Range.  Something like:
> =((LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col4)-J6)+
> (LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col7)))
>
> The range name will be selected in a drop-down (data validation) in
> another cell.  So "Range_Col1" actually needs to be referenced from
> the value selected in K10.
>
> Can this be done with formulas?  Or do I need a macro?
>
> Ed

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
10/23/2008 2:15:12 AM
```Perfect, Biff!!  Thanks!!

Ed

On Oct 22, 7:15=A0pm, "T. Valko" <biffinp...@comcast.net> wrote:
> Assuming your named range refers to A1:G7
>
> You can use an expression like this:
>
> INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,column_number)
>
> However, if the named range is a dynamic range this won't work.
>
> =3D((LOOKUP(\$I6,INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,1),INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,4))-J6)+(LOO=
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
> "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:88b078a4-8fa6-4=
>
>
>
> > My LOOKUP formula currently reads:
> > =3D((LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$D\$2:\$D\$7)-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$G\$2:\$G
> > \$7)))
>
> > I would like to change this so the ranges are columns in a Named
> > Range. =A0Something like:
> > =3D((LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col4)-J6)+
> > (LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col7)))
>
> > The range name will be selected in a drop-down (data validation) in
> > another cell. =A0So "Range_Col1" actually needs to be referenced from
> > the value selected in K10.
>
> > Can this be done with formulas? =A0Or do I need a macro?
>
> > Ed- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

```
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prof_ofwhat (194)
10/23/2008 5:56:21 PM
```You're welcome!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Ed from AZ" <prof_ofwhat@yahoo.com> wrote in message
Perfect, Biff!!  Thanks!!

Ed

On Oct 22, 7:15 pm, "T. Valko" <biffinp...@comcast.net> wrote:
> Assuming your named range refers to A1:G7
>
> You can use an expression like this:
>
> INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,column_number)
>
> However, if the named range is a dynamic range this won't work.
>
> =((LOOKUP(\$I6,INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,1),INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,4))-J6)+(LOOKUP(�\$I6,INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,1),INDEX(INDIRECT(K10),,7))))
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
> "Ed from AZ" <prof_ofw...@yahoo.com> wrote in
>
>
>
> > My LOOKUP formula currently reads:
> > =((LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$D\$2:\$D\$7)-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$G\$2:\$G
> > \$7)))
>
> > I would like to change this so the ranges are columns in a Named
> > Range. Something like:
> > =((LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col4)-J6)+
> > (LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col7)))
>
> > The range name will be selected in a drop-down (data validation) in
> > another cell. So "Range_Col1" actually needs to be referenced from
> > the value selected in K10.
>
> > Can this be done with formulas? Or do I need a macro?
>
> > Ed- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

```
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biffinpitt (3172)
10/23/2008 8:14:58 PM
```Hi,

You might shorten this approach to something like:

=LOOKUP(\$I6,INDIRECT(K10),CD)-J6+LOOKUP(\$I6,INDIRECT(K10),CG)

You can drop the extra parenthesis. I range named your column CD, CG  simply
meaning Column D, Column G.

Thanks,
Shane Devenshire

"Ed from AZ" wrote:

> My LOOKUP formula currently reads:
> =((LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$D\$2:\$D\$7)-J6)+(LOOKUP(\$I6,\$A\$2:\$A\$7,\$G\$2:\$G
> \$7)))
>
> I would like to change this so the ranges are columns in a Named
> Range.  Something like:
> =((LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col4)-J6)+
> (LOOKUP(\$I6,Range_Col1,Range_Col7)))
>
> The range name will be selected in a drop-down (data validation) in
> another cell.  So "Range_Col1" actually needs to be referenced from
> the value selected in K10.
>
> Can this be done with formulas?  Or do I need a macro?
>
> Ed
>
```
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10/24/2008 3:06:01 AM

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