INDIRECT Function

SpreadJS provides an INDIRECT function similar to Microsoft Excel.

INDIRECT returns the reference specified by a text string. References are immediately evaluated to display their contents. Use INDIRECT when you want to change the reference to a cell within a formula without changing the formula itself. INDIRECT supports a1-style reference, r1c1-style reference, named reference, or a reference to a cell as a text string. For invalid cell references, INDIRECT returns the #REF! error value.
window.onload = function () { var spread = new GC.Spread.Sheets.Workbook(document.getElementById("ss"), { sheetCount: 2 }); initSpread(spread); }; function initSpread(spread) { spread.suspendPaint(); var sheet = spread.sheets[0], sheet2 = spread.sheets[1]; sheet.setArray(0, 0, [["b1", 1], ["A", 2], ["B", 3]]); sheet2.setArray(0, 0, [["b3", 1], ["A", 3], ["B", 5]]); sheet.setValue(3, 0, "Random"); sheet.setFormula(3, 1, "=RANDBETWEEN(1,100)"); sheet.setValue(4, 0, "Now"); sheet.setFormula(4, 1, "=NOW()"); sheet.setArray(8, 0, [["Formula", "Description", "Result"]]); sheet.setColumnWidth(0, 165); sheet.setColumnWidth(1, 285); var sampleData = [ ['=INDIRECT("A1")', 'Value of A1 => "b1"'], ['=INDIRECT(A1)', 'Value of the reference of A1 => value of b1 => 1'], ['=INDIRECT("A"&(1+2))', 'Value of A3 => "B"'], ['=INDIRECT(A3&B2)', 'Value of B2 => 2'], ['=INDIRECT("Sheet2!"&A1)', 'Value of Sheet2\'s B1'], ['=INDIRECT("Sheet2!A1")', 'Value of Sheet2\'s A1'] ]; for (var i = 0, len = sampleData.length; i < len; i++) { var data = sampleData[i], row = 6 + i; sheet.setArray(row, 0, [data]); sheet.setFormula(row, 2, data[0]); } spread.resumePaint(); document.getElementById("btnAddCustomName").addEventListener('click',function () { var name = document.getElementById("customName").value, ref = document.getElementById("customReference").value, row = 15; if (name) { sheet.addCustomName(name, ref, 0, 0); sheet.setArray(row, 0, [['=INDIRECT(name1)', 'name1 is a custom name, if a valid cell reference is defined by it then use the value otherwise #REF!']]); sheet.setFormula(row, 2, '=INDIRECT(' + name + ')'); } }); }
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