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Apr 4, 2008

I'm using a template that has formulas using a $ sign to attempt to stop the ranges they refer to changing. The problem is, when I use the template (which involes Access importing some data and adding columns to the sheet the formula refers to in the process) the rows referred to in the formula change in line with the number of rows of data that have been imported. Only the row numbers change not the column headings. So for example:

=( SUMPRODUCT(((Workings!$H$3:$H$1000=Explanation!B9)+(Workings!$E$3:$E$1000="Buy")*(Workings!$J$3:$J$1000))))-998


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Column A shows the car type and model; column B shows the engine that the cars has represented by a number (the higher the number the better the engine is); and so it continues, Column C shows the transmission; column D the brakes etc.

Underneath the 40 rows (lets say from row 45 to 65) I then have a table with spare-parts that can be used to replace the cars existing parts. This Parts-table is also arranged with engines in column B, transmissions in column C, brakes in column D etc...

This point of this layout is that it should be easy to compare each type of part in the spare-parts table with the corresponding type of part already used in any of the cars as everything is perfectly lined up by the columns.

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