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How to define an array given row and column numbers?

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    How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Hello,

    How do I define an array by using row and column numbers?

    What I want to do is:

    =product(array)

    in which the starting and ending cell are defined by row/column numbers.

    For example:
    Row 1, Column 1 = Cell A1
    Row 3, Column 5 = Cell E3

    I want to calculate '=product(A1:E3)' without using the term A1:E3 but instead define A1 and E3 using Row/Columns numbers.
    Thanks!

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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Not sure what you're up to.

    Why would you do it that way.

    Maybe you want something like in this example?
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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by oeldere View Post
    Not sure what you're up to.

    Why would you do it that way.

    Maybe you want something like in this example?
    Based on a value in a cell, I want Excel to calculate the product of an array. The location and size of the array depends on the value in the orginal cell. That's why.
    Last edited by anon; 08-22-2012 at 03:13 PM.

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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Please also respond on my example (is it usefull)?

    and even better, make an excel example without confidentional information and the wanted result.
    Last edited by oeldere; 08-22-2012 at 03:13 PM.

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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Let's define an array using rows and columns. Consider this UDF:

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    In the worksheet, the formula:

    =makearray(1,1,3,3)
    will display:
    $A$1:$C$3
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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by oeldere View Post
    Please also respond on my example (is it usefull)?

    and even better, make an excel example without confidentional information and the wanted result.
    Thansk for the help. Unfortunately I don't think that's what I'm looking for.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jakobshavn View Post
    Let's define an array using rows and columns. Consider this UDF:

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    In the worksheet, the formula:

    =makearray(1,1,3,3)
    will display:
    $A$1:$C$3
    This is what I'm looking for except I've never used Macros before. Can you product the array you created? What's the easy way to add this Macro?

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    Re: How to define an array given row and column numbers?

    We change the UDF to perform all the multiplications:

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