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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…