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OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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INDIRECT converts a string to a cell or range

Use INDIRECT to convert a string representation of a cell or range address to a reference to the cell or range. Table 11 contains examples accessing data as shown in Error: Reference source not found.

Table 11. Examples using INDIRECT.

Example Comment
INDIRECT("A2") Return cell A2, which contains Bob.
INDIRECT(G1) If Cell G1 contains the text A2, then this returns Bob.
SUM(INDIRECT("B1:B5")) Return the sum of the range B1:B5, which is 194.
INDIRECT(ADDRESS(2; 1)) Returns the contents of cell $A$2, which is Bob.

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