Excel/Dynamic Range


Hi Tom,
I am trying to fill a chart with the 5 bottom-most pieces of data in a dynamic list.

Do you have any ideas for a formula that will reference the bottom 5 pieces of data of a column? The formula will be some kind of dynamic range, though I only know how to create a dynamic range that starts at the top of a list and extends downward...

Thanks for the help,


Defined name/Named range

Name:  List
Refers to:  =OFFSET(A1,COUNTA(A:A)-5,0,5,1)

So I put numbers from 1 to 15 in A1 to A15.  the above range would be cells A11, A12, A13, A14, A15

so it assumes contiguous data.  

Tom Ogilvy  
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