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Old October 25th 06, 02:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Niek Otten Niek Otten is offline
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Default why is the INDIRECT function volatile?

That probably is because Excel bases dependencies on cell references. And a text (like "B1") is not seen as a cell reference.
So if A1 contains "B1" and C1 is =Indirect(A1) and if you change the value B1, C1 would not be recalculated if Indirect wasn't

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Niek Otten
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"Dave F" wrote in message ...
|I was reading this white paper on performance optimization in XL 2007,
| , and it indicated
| that the function INDIRECT is volatile. I can't figure out why that function
| would be volatile.
| Thoughts?
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