## Excel Office

Excel How Tos, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Shortcuts

# Tag: OFFSET function

## How to create dynamic named range with OFFSET in Excel

One way to create a dynamic named range with a formula is to use the OFFSET function together with the COUNTA function. Dynamic ranges are also known as expanding ranges – they automatically expand and contract  to accommodate new or deleted data. Note: OFFSET is a volatile function, which means it recalculates with every change to a worksheet. With a modern machine…

## Average last 5 values in columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to work Average last 5 values in columns in Excel using the example below; Formula =AVERAGE(OFFSET(firstcell,0,COUNT(rng)-N,1,N)) Explanation To average the last 5 data values in a range of columns, you can use the AVERAGE function together with the COUNT and OFFSET functions. In the example shown, the formula in F6 is: =AVERAGE(OFFSET(D5,0,COUNT(D5:J5)-5,1,5)) How this formula works The OFFSET function…

## Average last 5 values in Excel

This tutorial shows how to work Average last 5 values in Excel using the example below; Formula =AVERAGE(OFFSET(A1,COUNT(A:A),0,-N)) Explanation To average the last 5 data points, you can use the AVERAGE function together with the COUNT and OFFSET functions. You can use this approach to average the last N data points: last 3 days, last 6 measurements, etc. In the example shown,…

## Count visible rows only with criteria in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Count visible rows only with criteria in Excel using the example below; Formula =SUMPRODUCT((range=criteria)*(SUBTOTAL(3,OFFSET(range,rows,0,1)))) Explanation To count visible rows only with criteria, you can use a rather complex formula based on SUMPRODUCT, SUBTOTAL, and OFFSET. The problem The SUBTOTAL function can easily generate sums and counts for hidden and non-hidden rows. However, it isn’t able…

## Sum every n rows in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Sum every n rows in Excel using the example below; Formula =SUM(OFFSET(A1,(ROW()-offset)*n,0,n,1)) Explanation To sum every n rows, you can use a formula based on the OFFSET and SUM functions. In the example show, the formula in F4 is: =SUM(OFFSET(\$C\$3,(ROW()-4)*5,0,5,1)) How this formula works In this example, there are 5 rows of data for each…

## Sum through n months in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Sum through n months in Excel using the example below; Formula =SUM(OFFSET(start,0,0,N,1)) Explanation To sum a set of monthly data through n number of months, you can use a formula based on the SUM and OFFSET functions. In the example shown, the formula in G6 is: =SUM(OFFSET(C5,0,0,G5,1)) How this formula works In the example shown,…

## How to use Excel OFFSET function

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the OFFSET function with syntax and examples. Excel OFFSET function Description The Microsoft Excel OFFSET function returns a reference to a range that is offset a number of rows and columns from another range or cell. OFFSET function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Lookup/Reference Function. The OFFSET function can…

## Offset in Excel

The OFFSET function in Excel returns a cell or range of cells that is a specified number of rows and columns from a cell or range of cells. OFFSET function Syntax; OFFSET(reference, rows, cols, [height], [width]) 1. The OFFSET function below returns the cell that is 3 rows below and 2 columns to the right of cell A2. The OFFSET function returns a cell…