Referring to More Than a Single Cell

Problem

Sometimes you need to refer to a group of cells, not just a single cell. For example, some formulas discussed in Recipe 1.10 take more than a single cell as an argument. Thus you need to know the syntax for referring to more than one cell.

Solution

Use cell ranges .

Discussion

A cell range is simply a contiguous group of cells in rows or columns, or both. For example, the cell reference A1:A10 refers to the range of cells in column A from row 1 to row 10. The colon character (:) is used to indicate a range reference. The reference A1:B10 refers to the range of cells from column A row 1 to column B row 10. Technically speaking, the cell reference A1 is itself a range of only a single cell; thus, in a sense, all cell references can be thought of as ranges.

See Also

See Recipe 1.10 for examples on where ranges are required as function arguments.

Using Excel

Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for Applications

Collecting and Cleaning Up Data

Charting

Statistical Analysis

Time Series Analysis

Mathematical Functions

Curve Fitting and Regression

Solving Equations

Numerical Integration and Differentiation

Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

Solving Partial Differential Equations

Performing Optimization Analyses in Excel

Introduction to Financial Calculations

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