Lesson#116: How to name a range in excel

This post will teach you the basic concept of Name Manager. Here I will show how to name a range in excel.

You can also create name for range, reference or formula to work in the spreadsheet easily. Above picture shows a simple data table of student marks, name.

For the easiness of work we can use name for a range of cells. For that you have to go to Formulas>Name Manager or simply use the shortcuts Ctrl+F3

Click on the New button then put a desired name for the range and select the range in the Refers to: place.

Like it has shown in the above picture.

See in the above picture I have used the name ‘Table’ instead of the cell range for VLOOKUP function. This gives the exact result.

Just like the cell range we can use name for formulas also.

Now I have added another new name where I have put the formula to lookup student’s name. Please no the point I can use a previously added name in the formula to make a new name.

From now every next time I can use only the name after “=” sign to avoid writing a long formula.

Puspendu is the founder author of Excelabcd. He is a creative person, blogger and Excel-maniac guy.

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