Cell Data To Reference External WorkbookApr 21, 2008
I am designing a spreadsheet at work, and need a little assitance. I can't find the answer I need online or here either. Here's the problem: I want to be able to enter data (A 5 digit job number, 80227 for example) into a cell, and then multiple other cells would auto fill with data from outside worksheets. The worksheets are in a seperate folder on my server and named under the same name as the project. (So if I entered 80227 as the data in A1, I would want A2, A3 and A4 to open spreadsheet 80227.xls on the server, locate the referenced cell/s, and insert the info from 80227 into them.)
I can easily reference the cells alone and have them input the data, but this is extremely time consuming since this spreadsheet has all the current jobs our company is working on. I currently am running a macro/VBA that automatically updates all linked spreadsheets without them having to be open, so that is not an issue.