# URGENT: Using Named Ranges with Chart Wizard

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#### artisdepartis

URGENT question (1): Is it possible to use a Named Range as a source
for a Chart? If so, how?

I have done this succesful with PivotTable and am now trying to get it
to work with Charts. The idea is to use a dynamic range as a source
for the chart.

The Problem: when I enter a Named Range asthe Data Range of my chart,
Excel converts this to a static formula.
Example:

=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$Q\$1;0;0;5;COUNTA(Sheet1!\$Q\$1:\$AZ\$1))
Turns into
=Sheet1!\$Q\$1:\$AC\$5 (last col with data is indeed AC...)

Less urgent question (2):
I have the names of my sheets in a list. How can if refer to these
using this dynamic range?
=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$Q\$1;0;0;5;COUNTA(Sheet1!\$Q\$1:\$AZ\$1))
Where the name of Sheet1 is in cell(\$G\$1)

(I got about 100 Charts to update on 50 Sheets, that's why im trying
these methods... )

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#### Guest

one way to do the (1) question is to use a pivot table as your source for the
chart

in (2)

=OFFSET(indirect(G1&"!\$Q\$1");0;0;5;COUNTA(Sheet1!\$Q\$1:\$AZ\$1))

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#### artisdepartis

one way to do the (1) question is to use a pivot table as your source for the
chart

in (2)

=OFFSET(indirect(G1&"!\$Q\$1");0;0;5;COUNTA(Sheet1!\$Q\$1:\$AZ\$1))

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Hi BJ,

thx for the response! Gonna try it first thing tomorrow morning.
However, since this report was made by someone else... I don't know if
i can redo it all using PivotTables, without getting into extra work
over my head. (Deadline is Wednesday, which i'll make using the old
way, but i'd like a new way... ;-)

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#### artisdepartis

orhttp://peltiertech.com/Excel/Charts/Dynamics.html#DynColCht
orhttp://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/newsgroups/dynamic_charts/index.html
or , for a simple example look athttp://people.stfx.ca/bliengme/ExcelTips/Dynamic.htm

Do come back if nothing helps
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengmewww.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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Dear Bernard,

already i got my first Chart functioning now. (Following one of ur
links). All I need to figure out now is to make the function a
'global', So I can call upon it on every sheet. (I have rearranged the
data on my 25 Sheets to have the same layout and format on every
sheet.)
I will continue looking, meanwhile just started doing it by hand ;-)