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Quickly replace or change names in formulas with cell reference in Excel

When a formula uses range names, and you want to convert the range name references to the actual cell reference, how can you do? Excel is not able to do that, while the Kutools for Excel's Replace Range Names utility can quickly replace names in formulas with cell reference in Excel. You can do the following operations:

Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range

Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a worksheet or workbook

Only replace or change specified names within formulas with cell references

Supposing you have a workbook which contains many range names in formula, and now you need to replace the range names with the actual cell references. Such as shown in the below screenshots.

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Click Kutools > More > Replace Range Names. See screenshots:

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Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range

If you want to replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a range, pleas select the range and then apply the utility by cliking Click Kutools >> More >> Replace Range Names. In the Range tab of Replace Range Names dialog box, all formuals with names of the range will be listed in a list. See screenshot:

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Info: As you see on the above screenshot, all formulas with names have been listed.

Please checked the formula that you want to replace names with actual cell references in the list, and then click Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to tell you hom many formuals have been replaced names with cell references.

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The selected range names have been replaced with cell references. See screenshots:

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Replace or change names within formulas with cell references in a worksheet or workbook

If you want to know all formulas with names in a worksheet or workbook, please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > More > Replace Range Names. In the Worksheet tab of Replace Range Names dialog box, and click the drop down list from Base Worksheet to select the worksheet that you want to list all formulas with names. Tip: All Worksheets will list all formulas with names in the list. See screenshot:

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Please checked the formula which you want to replace names with cell references, and then cliking Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to indicate how many formulas have been replaced with cell references.

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All of the names within formulas have been replaced by the cell references. See screenshots:

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Only replace or change specified names within formulas with cell references

If you only want to list all formulas which have been used specific name, please apply the utility by Click Kutools >> More >> Replace Range Names. And in the Name tab of Replace Range Names dialog box, you can listl all formulas according to specific names. For example, you can list all formulas which have been used the name costprice in the list. See screenshot:

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Please checked the formula which you want to replace names with cell references, and then click Replace button. And there will be a prompt box to indicate how many formulas have been replaced successfully.

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4. And the range name you specified has been replaced with the cell references. See screenshots:

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Notes:

1. This utility supports Undo (Ctrl + Z).

2. Checking View cell option can help you to view the cell when you click the item in the Replace Range Names dialog box.


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