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I'm looking to create a dynamic formula. For example, if condition 1 is invoked in cell A1, then I want a formula stored as text to be invoked by another formula in cell C3. I'm good at using index/match and I have already prepped the formula to be referenced. The problem is that when my index/match formula calls the right statement, it does not translate the text into formula even if it's nested within an indirect statement. Is what I'm looking to do even possible?
Solved by M. J. in 22 mins
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24/04/2018 - 02:54
Hello, I understand that you would like to use a formula stored as a text and have it function correctly as a working formula, right?
24/04/2018 - 02:55
24/04/2018 - 02:57
Okay, I got to be honest, this is going to be tough and there is no functionality in Excel that supports this but what we can do is we can try to create workarounds. Of course this depends exactly on what you need.
24/04/2018 - 02:57
Are you able to share your file so I can analyze it?
24/04/2018 - 02:58
Are you still with me?
24/04/2018 - 02:59
If you are able to share your file or at least create a sample date in the document preview to the right then I'll be able to create something using Named Range and evaluate.
24/04/2018 - 03:00
Otherwise, I'll just have to provide a generic sample.
24/04/2018 - 03:02
The method I'll be giving you will need a macro enabled file even though it isn't really using a macro so please download this file:
24/04/2018 - 03:03
24/04/2018 - 03:06
If you are unable to access the file above, I'll be asking our support team to send you the file. Please expect the file within 24 hours.
24/04/2018 - 03:09
I have forwarded the sheet along with the explanation on how to use a Named Range and the Evaluate function to our support team.
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