If you name your cells in Excel…

Seriously, fuck off. You can’t change my mind in anyway for any efficiencies it brings. What a God damn headache and nightmare for anyone trying to update your model. Literally the worst. I don’t need you to name the Property Name that is on the Assumptions page as “Property Name”. Wasting my time trying to locate your 5000 dumb ass cell names in Name Manager.

 

I had a junior who once failed a modelling test because the interviewer told him "You didn't use named ranges." Think it was some infra group, so bizarre.

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we do it in infra and I kind of hate it for the reasons mentioned here

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Naming in Excel could be very useful if done correctly… unfortunately people still uses Excel at its low minimum capability (spreadsheets and formulas) while there’s a lot of power in it if you start to play with PowerQuery, PowerPivot and, most of all, you link your Excel database in PowerBi… these tools gives you access to an entire new world

 

The only genuine cases where a named cell makes sense is if you have something at the top of a sheet that gets referenced a ton. Like WACC/COE, something related to a macro, or a hard coded input that is used more than 20-30 times.

Otherwise just hit F4 lmao

 

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