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In Depth Information
These functions are available on this topic's website, in a file named extended date
functions.xlsm. The website also contains a PDF file (extended date functions help.pdf)
that describes these functions. The functions are assigned to the Date & Time function
category.
The extended date functions don't make any adjustments for changes made to the cal-
endar in 1582. Consequently, working with dates prior to October 15, 1582, may not
yield correct results.
Returning the Last Nonempty Cell in a Column
or Row
This section presents two useful functions: LASTINCOLUMN, which returns the contents of the last nonempty
cell in a column, and LASTINROW, which returns the contents of the last nonempty cell in a row. Chapter 15
presents standard formulas for this task, but you may prefer to use a custom function.
This topic's website contains last nonempty cell.xlsm, a workbook that demonstrates
the functions presented in this section.
Each of these functions accepts a range as its single argument. The range argument can be a column reference
(for LASTINCOLUMN) or a row reference (for LASTINROW). If the supplied argument is not a complete
column or row reference (such as 3:3 or D:D), the function uses the column or row of the upper-left cell in the
range. For example, the following formula returns the contents of the last nonempty cell in column B:
=LASTINCOLUMN(B5)
The following formula returns the contents of the last nonempty cell in row 7:
=LASTINROW(C7:D9)
The LASTINCOLUMN function
The following is the LASTINCOLUMN function:
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