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    Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    Hi Experts,

    I have created several Name range for easier calculation using Offset

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    Now what happen is if nay cell is blank in the name range calculation leaves Error. Any suggestion to consider blank cell in the name range. I am using CountIfs function for calculating the result. Such as

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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    does your named range produce the same size range in both ?
    ie you cannot have one with 50 and the other with 100 entries

    blank cells in any part of the range effectively cuts back the size of the range
    so it really comes back to the intent of your named ranged in the first place
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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    I too agree with humdingaling if you have different size ranges you will get error, criteria range should be for each criteria range but if you have list of criteria you can add sumproduct function. Sumproduct can handle array calculation and can give result.

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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    I also agree with humdingaling. There are alternative ways to build dynamic named ranges that circumvent problems caused by blank cells.

    I also agree with shukla.ankur281190. We won't get far without a workbook.
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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    Sample file attached. Result section is H4:H8 using COUNTIFS function. Currently it returned error because Cells C15 through C21 is blank.

    Just a thought, do you think if i use below, it will work without any issue. If not please advise

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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    change named range references as below

    =OFFSET(Sheet1!$B$2,0,0,MATCH("zzzzz",Sheet1!$A:$A)-1)
    =OFFSET(Sheet1!$A$2,0,0,MATCH("zzzzz",Sheet1!$A:$A)-1)
    =OFFSET(Sheet1!$C$2,0,0,MATCH("zzzzz",Sheet1!$A:$A)-1)
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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    Just want to highlight on nfl's solution

    use the same column reference "MATCH("zzzzz",Sheet1!$A:$A)-1" in each named range
    otherwise if your last row has blank in either column A,B or C then you will get error like before

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    Re: Offset do not consider blank cell in name range

    Thanks all for your help especially nflsales

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