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Not allowed to define "C" as name [closed]

asked 2020-01-24 05:20:01 +0200

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updated 2020-08-04 01:29:54 +0200

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I happily named some cells with one letter names: L, D, O, P .. like that.

Because I like one letter variable names for ease of use when writing out formulas.

The system jibbed at 'C' because of something about it being a cell reference. I was in column C at the time. So I played around a bit to see if that was the reason but it didn't seem to be. It seems of all the alphabet letters it didn't like 'C'. Why?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by erAck
close date 2020-08-04 19:04:20.837726


And what got the title of the question to do with the details of the question? Please adapt accordingly.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-01-24 13:17:53 +0200 )edit

The dialog message is: "Invalid name. Reference to a cell, or a range of cells not allowed."

LeroyG gravatar imageLeroyG ( 2020-08-04 01:28:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-08-04 02:28:22 +0200

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C is the column reference notation if the Excel R1C1 formula syntax is activated (Tools -> Options -> Calc -> Formula) hence can not be used as a range name; same for R the row reference notation. E.g. =R[-1]C means same column one row up, which in the Calc A1 formula syntax is =A1 if entered in cell A2.

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