Cell Text As Part Of External Reference

Apr 2, 2007

I am building a summary spreadsheet which will bring in a number of values from other spreadsheets located in folders on a network. Each set of external references will return the same cells, but the location and filenames are different. In order to make it quick and easy to modify the file names and locations without having to change the cell references in my summary sheet i want to type the full reference in a cell as text then use this in another cell as part of the external reference...

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I have a datafeed program that offers multiple DDE link types to retrieve different types of data. After pasting the DDE links into Excel, all works well. However... To modify the links means manually editing upto 12 different array formulas located on different pages then pressing Ctrl + Shift + Enter after each to change the data source being analysed.

I found that I can manually copy and paste a few characters into each linked array formula, Ctrl+Shift+Enter but it needs to be by Macro referring to a couple cells (Say A1, A2) containing the variables that alter the data source being linked to.

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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.

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I am trying to set up an external cell refence within my workbook for example:

When I have tried setting the equation to pull from the drop down list in cel A1 for example:

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I am also attempting to do this using the my network places file path instead of the letter drive in my computer.

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Consider the following:

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