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QUESTION: Dear Marcrodos‎

Cell Reference is intersection of column,row where data is to be inserted in the cell.

For example : A3 Cell data is 5.
Now A3 cell is column 1 and row 3.

Instead of addressing a cell as columnrow i.e. A3 would we had use
addressing a cell as rowcolumn, it would have become 3A.

In this case, the cell reference is 3A, now if this convention had
been applied instead of the columnrow convention for cell representation, would it had impacted other excel features ?.

Examples : 5C, 4B, 9R instead of C5,B4,R9 respectively.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Which I do not understand the question.
In VBA you can reference and select cell A1 using the code below

 sheets ("sheet1"). Range ("A1"). select

But with the following code also selects cell A1 and becomes the first row and column as in the previous case

Sheets ("sheet1"). Cell (1,1). Select

There are two ways to select cells, please ask again if it is not what you wanted to know.

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QUESTION: Dear Marcrodos

Thank you.

As Excel is not allowing us to use 1A,5B,7R conventions  for a cell reference, if we tried using this cell referencing, it results in formulas or functions not accepting this cell reference.

To make this happen that Excel also accepts 1A,2B,5C cell references then one has to modify the source code of the latest version of excel. By doing this the current features should continue working as it was before.

Mostly the Source code of MS Excel application was written in C or C++ programming languages.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Hi if you want to work in excel refrencia style rather than A1 1A ie first refer to rows and columns then you should change the reference style, for it clicks

Photo - options - formulas - reference style
branded the check box

Do not forget to ask again if the answer is incomplete trying to be specific in the question.

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