Chapter 17. Performing Magic with Array Formulas


More examples of single-cell array formulas

More examples of multicell array formulas

Returning an array from a custom VBA function

The preceding chapter provides an introduction to arrays and array formulas and presented some basic examples to whet your appetite. This chapter continues the saga and provides many useful examples that further demonstrate the power of this feature.

I selected the examples in this chapter to provide a good assortment of the various uses for array formulas. You can use most of them as-is. You will, of course, need to adjust the range names or references used. Also, you can modify many of the examples easily to work in a slightly different manner.

17.1. Working with Single-Cell Array Formulas

As I describe in the preceding chapter, you enter single-cell array formulas into a single cell (not into a range of cells). These array formulas work with arrays contained in a range or that exist in memory. This section provides some additional examples of such array formulas.


The examples in this section are available on the companion CD-ROM. The file is named single-cell array formulas.xlsx.

17.1.1. Summing a range that contains errors

You may have discovered that the SUM function doesn't work if you attempt to sum a range that contains one or more error values (such as #DIV/0! or #N/A). Figure 17.1 shows an example. The formula in cell C11 returns an error value because the range that ...

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