How to define range based on another cell value in Excel?
To calculate a range of values is easy for most of Excel users, but have you ever tried to calculate a range of values based on the number in a specific cell? For example, there is a column of values in column A, and I want to calculate the number of values in column A based on the value in B2, which means that if it is 4 in B2, I will average the first 4 values in column A as below screenshot shown. Now I introduce a simple formula to quickly define range based on another cell value in Excel.
Define range based on cell value
Define range based on cell value
To do calculation for a range based on another cell value, you can use a simple formula.
Select a blank cell which you will put out the result, enter this formula =AVERAGE(A1:INDIRECT(CONCATENATE("A",B2))), and press Enter key to get the result.
1. In the formula, A1 is the first cell in the column you want to calculate, A is the column you calculate for, B2 is the cell you calculate based on. You can change these references as you need.
2. If you want to do summary, you can use this formula =SUM(A1:INDIRECT(CONCATENATE("A",B2))).
3. If the first data you want to define is not in first row in the Excel, for instance, in cell A2, you can use the formula as this: =AVERAGE(A2:INDIRECT(CONCATENATE("A",ROW(A2)+B2-1))).
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