The Magic of the INDIRECT Function of Excel - Five Examples of how to Use it

Alan Murray, IT Trainer, Coffee Lover and Lifelong learner

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Using INDIRECT with Named Ranges

    • 3. Referencing other Sheets with INDIRECT

    • 4. Return the Last Value from a Row

    • 5. Using INDIRECT with VLOOKUP

    • 6. Create Dependent Drop Down Lists


Project Description

Open the indirect-project.xlsx file.

  1. On the Dependent Lists sheet, name the range E2:E5 as romance. The other ranges have already been named.
  2. Create a Data Validation list in cell G2 that uses the genre named range as its source.
  3. Create a Data Validation list in cell H2 that is dependent upon the selection in cell G2.
  4. On the Sum sheet, in cell C3 write a SUM function to sum the values of column B of the month selected from the list in cell B3.

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