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## I am doing percentages (very simple formula) The formula looks like this =B7/B5 Now when I drag it to the box below I get =B8/B6 But I need the numerator to increment and the denominator to stay the same. So that it would look like this =B8/B5

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Anchor Reference In Formula
I am very happy using Excel 2007 new table features.

1) I have a table with this header:

Name-Surname-Code-January-February...

2) I have this sumif formula to sum month values for each name

=SUM.IF(MyTable[Name];\$G4;MyTable[January])

3) When I copy my formula to the right it shows

=SUM.IF(MyTable[Surname];\$G4;MyTable[February])

The problem is that I canīt let the [Name] part fixed. I tried with [\$Name\$] thinking about excel 2003 logic, but I didnīt work. I need to copy my formula to the left, leting the [Name] fixed and allowing [Month] to change...

Using A Relative Or Absolute? Cell In Formula
I'm working on my first real macro - so I'm a greenhorn. I've spent a few hours trying to research a solution, but most threads are too technical for me so I'm hoping someone can really help me out.

I am trying to use a formula that references a cell that changes day to day from when I use the macro. I need to use a formula which grabs from a cell in a non concrete location. Let me try and show you what I mean.

From I4:I10, I need a formula like this:

Copy Absolute Formula, Without Changing Every Cell
I think this should be easier than I am making it out to be, but the answer is escaping me....

Among other things, I have a workbook with these worksheets in it: Hours, Cost, Profit, Revenue.

Columns A, B, C & D should be exactly the same on each worksheet. So, I have all the data for these columns entered into Hours, and then reference that worksheet on the other ones.

That works fine until I sort it differently and then instead of having row 2 reference row 2, it will be in row 9, etc.

Now I know I can use =+Hours!\$A\$2 for the absolute reference, but then i would manually have to change the reference on each cell.

SO - (finally the question) Is there a way to use the absolute reference without having to manually enter it into each cell?

Anchor A Graphic To A Cell?
I've got a couple of graphics that I want to include in one of my spreadsheets, and I just want to anchor them to a cell. Nothing fancy, no macros, no formulas, nothing like that.

Cell As Reference Anchor To Another Sheet
I have a problem how to do the next:

A1 cell contains title of some test

The next cells on bottom line (B2:B10) contains the results of the this test.

On another Sheet i want to analyze those results, thus I need the results from Sheet1 be copeid to sheet2. I want just to indicate the test name (A1 location) and the rest of the cells will be copeid automatically(relative reference, relatively to A1).

Anchor-Fix CommandButton To A Cell
Is there any way to bind a Commandbutton to a cell's location, so that when column widths or row heights are shifted, that the CommandButton moves with the cell?

Absolute Column And Absolute Row Problem
I have a simple count formula which is suppose to be absolute.
=COUNT(\$L5:\$V5) and works till I add a column via a macro.
Macro adds a new column at column M then inserts data.
My problem is when I check the formula after macro it changes to
=COUNT(\$M5:\$W5) I thought using the \$ sign means Don't change?

VBA: How To Get Either Absolute Column Or Absolute Row Only
how to get either the absolute row or the absolute column of a cell.

Suppose the active cell is H27.
If we use:

we will get \$H\$27

How can we get either \$H or \$27 only assigned to a variable let it be MyVar.

Please keep in mind that converting the \$H\$27 to a string and then making string manipulations is not accepted, unless of course it's the only way to go.

Also it would be nice if I get answers on how to get the relative address column/row portions only, too. Like H or 27.

Another tip is that using .Column returns a number, not a letter.

Absolute Reference Using Variables In Formula
I have written some VBA code that is functional, but yields a formula that is somewhat confusing to the user.

I have two string variables called TippityTop and Anchor, both of which refer to specific cell addresses in the R1C1 style.

I attempted to define other variables that reference cells that are offset from TippityTop and Anchor without using the ActiveCell route. Try as I might, I could not produce the cell addresses that I wanted these new variables to reference.

I consulted many Excel Help screens and referred to a book on Excel VBA, but I finally took another route.

I now have:

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
"=IF(AND(ISNA(MATCH(RC[-2],OFFSET(" & TippityTop & ",1,-2):OFFSET(" & Anchor & ",-2,-2),0)>0),ROUND(RC[-1],2)0),""DOV not in Treasury"","""")"

The problem is that this code yields this formula in Excel:

=IF(AND(ISNA(MATCH(L587,OFFSET(\$H\$585,1,-2):OFFSET(\$H\$798,-2,-2),0)>0),ROUND(M587,2)0),"DOV not in Treasury","")

Rather than OFFSET(\$H\$585,1,-2):OFFSET(\$H\$798,-2,-2), I would like the formula to say F586:F796, so that the end user can easily understand the logic.

Absolute Value Of Sheet To Absolute Cell Sheet?
I want to move the absolute value of sheet 2 \$D\$42 to absolute cell sheet \$F\$15. The !sheet2 \$d\$42 is not working.

Formula To Calculate The Absolute Total Of A Column Of Numbers
Need a formula to calculate a absolute total from a column of totals.

I thought this was simple, but the formula I made didn't work.

Embed Formula In VBA (calculate The Absolute Week )
I need to calculate the absolute week and have found a formula to do so. Is there a way to embed/execute this in VBA?

TRUNC(((StartDate-DATE(YEAR(StartDate),1,0))+6)/7) where StartDate is the date which you are trying to find the corresponding week number (for example Now().

Update A Formula To Add An Absolute Value Of Amounts In Cells
I am using this formula to calculate a column of numbers that are both negative and positive numbers. =SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$5:\$A\$9647<=TODAY()),--(\$A\$5:\$A\$9647>TODAY()-365),\$C\$5:\$C\$9647). I need to keep this formula the same where it will calcuate on a rolling 365 day but I need the total to be only the absolute value (abs).

Add Relative/Absolute Formula To Range Macro
using a macro im trying to paste in a sum formula, however this will be pasted onto different sheets and the number of records will be different for each so i cannot use absolute locations. the only constant is that all ranges will start in row I9. when it runs the following code

Range("G" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell = "Total"
Range("I" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(I8:R[-1]C)"
Range("J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(J8:R[-1]C)"
Range("I:J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
Selection.Copy
Range("I4:J4").PasteSpecial

it fills in =SUM('I8':I13) how can i make it insert it without the ' ' around the I9? and how can i select the two cells? (again, cannot be absolute..)

Formula Change To Gather The Absolute ABS Sum Instead Of The Net
I am using the following forumla, it gathers the net sum of a column of \$ amounts.

I need to have it changed to gather the Absolute ABS total instead.

=SUMIFS(\$B\$23:\$B\$500,\$A\$23:\$A\$500,">="&\$V23,\$A\$23:\$A\$500,"<"&EDATE(\$V23,1))

V23 has a date "Month" value.

Change Multiple Formula Range References Between Absolute/Relative
Is there a way to absolute reference multiple cells at one time?

Copy Formula With Absolute Reference & Increment Row Number Every X Cells
I am creating a spreadsheet which creates a bulk of data from a front sheet.

The question is:
Is there a way to automatically copy a fixed formula for 100 cells using one fixed cell reference such as \$A\$1 and then automatically after 100 cells replace \$A\$1 with \$A\$2, after another 100 with \$A\$3 and so on?

Explanation with Example:

For example, Sheet1 contains the words "Green Tree" in Cell A1 and Sheet2 will then place "Green Tree" into 100 different sentences such as:

Plant a Green Tree
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This would be created with the formula ="Grow a "&'Sheet1'!\$A\$1& " today"

After 100 different variations using the formula I want to change that formula to reference cell A2 on Sheet1.

I know if I place "Red Tree" in Cell A2 and use the formula ="Grow a "&'Sheet1'!\$A\$2& " today" I can do this manually using find and replace for the 100 cells, but I want to do this for 100 different variations of Green Tree to create a 10,000 different sentences so I'd need to find and replace 100 times!

Change A Macro To From And Absolute Cell Reference To Selected Cell.
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Anchor Or Lock Object From Moving While Scrolling
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How do I copy an absolute cell reference from say a1 to a2 -100 so that the row reference increments with each row. Without the absolute cell reference '\$' it works Ok. But with it every cell is the same as a1?

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Absolute Cell References With Macros
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Absolute Cell Reference :: Dividends
I have a number in cell A2. I have hundreds of numbers (dividends) spanning across row 1. I want that number in A2 to be the divisor in my formular all across row 2.

In cell B2... if I type the formula "=B1/A2" i get the quotient I want. If I copy and paste this formula into cell C2 the divisor changes as well as the dividend. How can I "copy and paste" this so that the divisor stays the same and only the dividend is variable.

Absolute Reference To The Cell Even When Rows Are Inserted
I have a spreadsheet that gets updated from the top. Is there any way for me to mod my formulae so that they always begin with the topmost cell (row 2 in this case, and in many columns) but still extend downward?

More practical example:

I have an Average formula in column X which (at the moment) averages X2:X75. I would like, even when adding new rows at the top (in the row 2 position) the forumla to not need to be manually extended with every new entry. So, if I add three more entrie4s, it will then average X2:X78. I tried all manner of absolutes.

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I am trying to use an absolute cell refernce on tab 2 that refernces tab 1.

When I insert a row on tab 1 (tab name is week 1)the refernce changes. For
example cell A4 the formula is ='week1'!\$a\$4

when I insert a row on the week 1 tab it changes tab 2 formula for cell A4 to
='week1'!\$a\$5

What can I do to make it not make that change but still be able to insert
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Absolute Cell Reference :: Alpha Characters To Increment
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Copy Selected Cells, Then Change To Absolute Cell Reference
I need a macro to do this small task for me. Preferably it should execute when I have selected a cell and press a command button. Here's the way it should work:

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I have a problem where my conditional formatting is broken when new rows are inserted because Excel is auto updating the cell references. I am not able to use absolute references because I need to be able to Copy the entire information many times on one sheet to handle an ever changing number of projects.

I have attached an example file which shows a simple version of the sheet. There are areas for two projects now, but more would be added to the sheet as needed by just copying the entire section of one project and pasting it at the bottom. For each project, there is a cell which has a data validation list, e.g. B6, from which the user can select the current stage. The list of stages is obtained from column A, e.g. A9:A18. Whatever stage is selected, I need it to be highlighted in some manner. I currently have conditional formatting that checks if the value in B6 matches the information in the current cell and will change the text font color if True.

The problem occurs when new rows are inserted into the project. For example: if the project requires a Beta 1.1 stage, then a row would need to be inserted and labeled for that stage. However, Excel auto changes the cell references so that it no longer looks at B6. I need some way that the current stage can still be highlighted when selected in the Data Validation list.

I know that what I am needing to do may not be the best method to go about this, but I am having to work within the confines of the software available to me and the intended users of the file. Since the number and length of projects can change on a daily basis, the users need to be able to add and remove room for additional stages and projects whenever they want. I have a basic solution available to me using a macro, but the overall solution is clumsy and just leads to more problems.

Absolute Reference (cell Reference Behind The Table)
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I was wondering how I can replicate Excel's function abs(), which simply gives an absolute value of some number. Is there a simpler way to do that rather than creating a loop to test a condition? For example, I have a line:

w_1 = Range("E2").Value / Range("E3").Value

w_1 can be either positive or negative depending on the sign of E2 and E3. But I need w_1 to be always positive, no matter what signs E2 and E3 have.

I tried

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Absolute Row Reference
column headers are people in my department spread verticall goin down column A on my lead sheet. I am trying to report metrics for each person in their row.

I am trying to link the metrics for reporting from 5 seperate weekly batch reports that represent 5 tabs within the same workbook.
The problem is that I have the total information for each metic in column H of all 5 tabs, but all metrics for individuals are reported vertically. (H6, H7, H8, H9)

Thus how do I get the following: =SUM('Week 1'!H4)+('Week 2'!H4)+('Week 3'!H4)+('Week 4'!H4)+('Week 5'!H4)

To Equal: =SUM('Week 1'!H5)+('Week 2'!H5)+('Week 3'!H5)+('Week 4'!H5)+('Week 5'!H5) When I copy the formula across the row for each individual

My column to stay constant, but my row to increase by 1 as I fill the formula across my spreadsheet.

Absolute Reference In The Column
explain with an example.

Cell A1 =A2/MAX(A2:A5)
Cell A2 1
Cell A3 2
Cell A4 3
Cell A5 4

Cell A1 is 0.25 right? Right. Now insert a cell (or row) between cell A1 and A2. Then cell A1 changes to =A3/MAX(A3:A6). I don't want this to change. I still want to formula in A! to be =A2/MAX(A2:A5). I've tried using the "\$" absolute character and I've tried using the absolute reference in the R1C1 reference style both to no avail.

Absolute Reference Check
Is there any way to check a worksheet/workbook to ensure that all formulas contain absolute references?

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Entering \$ Sign (absolute Values)
I tried to make use of the indirect function but don't think this is the right type of formula to be used.

Essentially in column A..i have linked cell references

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However, for the whole of the column I'd like to change the refs to =\$D\$2767, ALL in column A in one go.

I know that if you place the cursor in one cell immediately after the = sign and press F4 it automatically adds \$ SIGNS TO THE CELL, which I find useful for V-lookups, but I obviously cannot do it (fill it) all the way down the column i'm using excel v7.

In addition or related how would I write an IF formula to read eg.

= IF (cell ref begins with C, then link and add PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING \$ signs to all refs)?

Absolute Range - AutoFill Via Macro
In a macro - how can you copy a cell and keep a data range absolute?

In the statement below, the range denoted by: DATA!RC[-52]:R[829]C[-52] is D2:D829. When I use the macro to Autofill using the following:

(Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range("BG2:BG220"), Type:=xlFillDefault)

the range progresses. I need to have the range as an absolute.

Sheets("Report").Select
Range("BG2").Select
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Relative & Absolute Ranges
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Absolute/Relative Ranges In Formulas
I have a Formula = SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE197,'Master List'!AG3:AG190)
When I copy this formula the next line is as Follows =SUMIF('Master List'!B4:B191,AE197,'Master List'!AG4:AG191) Is there something I can do to in order to make so that when I copy the formula is would read =SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE198,'Master List'!AG3:AG190). Elliott Auto Merged Post;Nevermind I used the formula = SUMIF('Master List'!\$B\$3:\$B\$190,AE197,'Master List'!\$AG\$3:\$AG\$190)

Invalid Function When Using Absolute Reference On Another Worksheet.
I'm creating a chart that will show a running average of a set of values. First column has the values and the second is a running average. Here's my sample data:

55.0
65.5
8732.7
425.5
521.4
8832.5
528.6
826.0
423.6

My formula for the second column is as follows, =AVERAGE(\$G\$1:G1), =AVERAGE(\$G\$1:G2)... and so on.'

My problem is when I try to run the same formula on a different worksheet to put on the current worksheet, I get an error from Excel that the formula is invalid. Here's the formula I use, =AVERAGE('Team Stats'!\$A\$I1:AI1), =AVERAGE('Team Stats'!\$A\$I1:AI2), ...

Is this a bug with Excel? Is the format wrong? I've tried just using the function wizard and it tells me that the absolute reference is invalid.

Relative Or Absolute References? (each Day Is Exactly 10 Rows)
To simplify matters each day is exactly 10 rows (including header).

I already have code in column D that populates each D row IF it is the first unique occurance of column B for each day.
The forumla in column E for rows 2-10 put a daily total by each unique occurance.

The problem:
Since I am using absolute references in E2-E10 to contain the totals for that day if I copy E-2 -> E10 to E12-E20 the totals will be incorrect.

If I use relative references in the formula it changes the range for the day which is also produces incorrect totals.

Question:

How would I copy the formulas in column E to the addtional days so that the ranges follow for the specific 10 row day that they are intended?

Absolute References: The Sub Worksheets To Update Automatically
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The only way I can figure out to do this is to use absolute references in the sub worksheets. Does anyone know how to change the references to be absolute (using the F4 function) without having to do them one by one? Or can anyone suggest how I can achieve this in another way.

Udf Vb Looking To Define A Dynamic Absolute Reference
I'm trying to create a user defined function to drop into dblookup functions that will always reference the first cell in an associated column and the first cell in the row of an associated column.

I came up with the following, however the problem is that the udf always returns the values for the active cell's, row and columns.

Function SRCref2()
Application.Volatile

myfield1 = ActiveCell.Column
Dim1 = Columns(myfield1).Range("a1").Value
SRCref2 = Dim1
End Function

Function SRCref3()
Application.Volatile

myfield2 = ActiveCell.Row
Dim2 = Rows(myfield2).Range("a1").Value
SRCref3 = Dim2

End Function

I would nest these in a formula such as "=srcsum(srcref2(), srcref3())".
Ideally I could then use this same funtion anywhere instead of having to use and worry about the accuracy of "=srcsum(\$a\$2,\$b\$1)"."=srcsum(\$a\$3,\$b\$1)"."=srcsum(\$a\$4,\$b\$5)".etc.

It seems like there should be a current cell method or something but I can't find it and I'm not smart enough it seems to use vb to designate some kind of floating intersect as a base for a row and column reference.

Countif Error With Absolute Range Reference
I've been testing the countif function and for some reason it isn't working for me.

I have the following text in cells A1:A3
"apple"
"banana"
"peach"

I have the following text in cells C1:C3
"apricot"
"banana"
"grape"

I put the following formula in B1 and copied down into B2 and B3.
=COUNTIF(\$C\$1:\$C\$3,A1)

It is meant to count how many of each fruit in A1:A3 is also in C1:C3.
The banana is the only one that is in both lists so the formula in B2 should return 1.

But all three formula's return zero.

If I change the range in the countif formula to relative it works. eg., =COUNTIF(C1:C3,A1)