# Change One Value Of A Cell Without Changing Others That Reference It

Apr 7, 2007

I am creating a schedule to use for our helpdesk - it has pre-defined tasks that need to be assigned each day - easy enough to accomplish with a formula. And I've done this by using this similar formula on each line of the tasks (This first task is based on a manual entery into one field (B19))
=IF(AND(B6="Liz"),"Paul",IF(AND(B6="Paul"),"Mark",IF(AND(B6="Mark"),"Diane",IF(AND(B6="Diane"),"Jeff",IF(AND(B6="Jeff"),"Dan R",IF(AND(B6="Dan R"),"Chris",IF(AND(B6="Chris"),"Liz","")))))))

So, B4 is one task (phones) and the formula above (B6) is from another task (tickets) and then a third task (admin) looks at the value of B5 and uses the same formula above, etc.

However, I want to be able to change the value of a single cell, based on the (manual entry) value of another (out of task) series of cells (i.e. Sick (B35) & vacation (B36)) - and I don't want any of the other task cells(in the C cell series of 'tasks'), that are basically linked together by the value of the other cell, to change. Thus, in turn, would mean that the same person would now be in two different cells, and thus is creating a circular reference.

Let me spell this out a bit clearer.
The first manual field is B19 - If I enter 'Chris' into this field, then field C5 matches it. Then field B6 uses the formula above to figure it's value; as does B7 thru B12.
Now, If I put another manual entry into 'Sick' (B35), then I want whichever task that person is assigned to (for this example, we'll say I entered 'Jeff" into Sick, and Jeff happens to be on 'tickets' that day) to change to whoever is in cell B12 - but I don't want any of the other cells to change - but, since they are all dependant on each other, this doesn't seem like a possibility.

I've tried creating a count of names in the Sick or Vacation fields and then added this to the formula
=IF(AND(C5="Liz", B38=0),"Paul",IF(AND(C5="Paul",B41=0),"Mark",IF(AND(C5="Mark",B40=0),"Diane",IF(AND(C5="Diane",B40=0),"Jeff",IF(AND(C5="Jeff",B43=0),"Dan R",IF(AND(C5="Dan R",B37=0),"Chris",IF(AND(C5="Chris",B45=0),"Liz",B12)))))))

B38 being Pauls count; B41 being Marks, etc - so as long as their count equals zero, they are 'eligible' to fill that slot.
B12 is the last person on the schedule.

## Stop Formula Changing Cell Reference But Change Sheet Number When Dragged?

Feb 8, 2010

need to do to the below code so that when i drag the formula down it changes the sheet number....sheet1, sheet2, sheet3 and so on but keeps the cell reference the same?

## Change Formula Without Changing The Reference

Dec 5, 2006

I have a set of formula in column C to H. I have set a formula as sheet1+sheet2+ like this for about 24 sheets with different reference of cells. I want to change in the entire range of cells C to H as =sum(sheet1:sheet24!b04). The reference what I have mentioned changes in different cells.

## Change Table Array Reference Without Changing Formula In Every Worksheet?

Jun 25, 2014

i want to change the table_array reference without changing formula in every worksheet. I tried using a new worksheet and naming it the same as what is referenced in vlookup table_array but it messed up all the data.

I have to use a different worksheet every month so need a way to change reference OR how to change array data without messing up the worksheets with the vlookup

## Change Formula Cell Reference Based On Another Cell Reference

Jan 8, 2012

How do I change a formula cell reference based on another cell's reference? I'm building a schedule that looks to a task's trigger and adds days based on that relationship. All entries in column "A" will be text and all cells in "B" will be the simple formula "=A2" or "=A3". Due date is calculated by adding the value in "C" to the preceding date in column "D". In the spreadsheet below, the trigger for "Budget set" is "Specs written" with 3 days added to the previous due date.

________A________________B_____________C_________D
2 Design begins__Proj OK______________10____10-Jan
3 Specs written__Design begins (A2)____5____15-Jan (D2+C3)
4 Budget set_____Specs written (A3)____3____18-Jan (D3+C4)

If the trigger for A4, "Budget set", changed from A3 to A2, is there a way that the formula that determines the due date in D4 could read the trigger cell reference in B4 so that the value in the corresponding row in column "C" is added in the date column?

## Changing A Cell Reference

Jul 14, 2009

I have three sheets - Actual( which has actual figures from Jan - Dec), Budget ( figures from Jan - Dec) and a Summary sheet ( which is just the summary for the current month, say July and compares the budget VS Actual). Every month i need to change the summary sheet to the next months set of figures, say Augusts etc etc.

Currently i've been using find and replace, and changed the formula to the correct months column - but its a rather large spreadsheet( its a management accounts pack and has many many more sheets that link up - like lasts years comparison etc etc)
Is there any easy way of linking ( without VBA) or anything complex, so that each month i can change my data easily?

## Changing Linked Cell Row Reference?

Nov 14, 2009

I have a master summary sheet that contains all the required information for 21 other worksheets. Each row contains the information for a single sheet. I have linked all the relative cells to the first sheet but would like create a formula that changes the row reference in each of the links rather than the tedious task of updating each individual link in every sheet.

I have tried using the indirect function but constantly get errors returned, the basic formula i have been using is: =INDIRECT("Summary"!C&,X1)

'C' is the column in the summary sheet that the information should be taken and 'X1' is the cell in the worksheet that will define what row the data should be taken e.g in one sheet the reference for that specific cell will be C5 and the next C6 and so on.

## Reference Changing Column On Specified Cell?

Dec 9, 2013

I have 2 Sheets in Excel: Sheet 1 & Sheet 2

Sheet 1 has some basic data (numbers) in a column, say AB1, AB2, AB4, AB15 (specific cells)

Sheet 2 basically references the data in a nicer template, with the basic forumala: ="Sheet 1"!AB1, etc..

Now...Sheet 1 has a new column inserted and new data added weekly, so AC1, AC2, AC4. AC15

How do I ensure that Sheet 2 recognises the new Column Insert (incremental letter) and references it automatically?

## MAX Date - Cell Reference Not Changing For Each Row

Aug 10, 2013

I'm using the following formula which is entered by using VBA on the worksheet change event but the cell reference 'A2' is not changing for each row, i.e. A3, A4 etc.....

Code:
=MAX(IF( 'Device Use - 4 month Period'!\$A\$2:\$A\$20000=A2, 'Device Use - 4 month Period'!\$C\$2:\$C\$20000))

## Inserting Row Without Changing Reference Cell On Another Sheet

Jul 3, 2014

I am trying to create a formula that references information on two different sheets, but i want it to show me the values that are newly created when a new row is inserted. The two current sheets are Master and Data.

I have a formula on Master that reads ='Data'!\$K\$3 to reference the value on Sheet data in cell K3. When a new row is inserted showing me the current readings, I want the Master sheet to show me the NEW value in cell K3 on the data sheet. The problem is, the insert of a row moves the formula on the Master sheet to now be ='Data'!\$K\$4. How can i STOP the insertion of a row from changing the formula so i continue to see the value i need?

## Changing Cell Reference In A Formula When Inserting A Row

Jul 10, 2009

I have a function Sum('1st Qtr:4th Qty'!AW1) in row 1 and dragged down 129 rows so the last reads Sum('1st Qtr:4th Qty'!AW129). If I insert a row the cell reference does not increment automatically below the insert location. How do I get it to do so. The insertion occurs when I run a macro.

## Repeat Formula 5 Times Before Changing Cell Reference?

Feb 27, 2014

how I can have a formula repeat down a column five times before it changes to another formula? For example. Say on tab 1 I have a list of products. On tab two I have five codes that repeat down the page over and over again. On tab two next to the repeating codes I need to repeat product one 5 times and then skip to product 2 on the 6th row and repeat five times and then skip to product 3 on the 11th row and repeat 5 times and so on?

## Copy Formulas In Cells Without Changing Reference Cell?

Jul 7, 2014

I'm preparing an accounting model for my office use. How to solve the copying of formula to all other cells.

The detail is here:

Sheet 1:
1) I've entered a number 1000 in L2

Sheet 2:
1) I've entered a values in columns D,E,F,G
2) Calculations :
at G2 : the formula is =D2*Sheet1!L2

The problem is when I Copy the formula in G2 through G3, G4, G5........... it changes to =D3*Sheet1!L3, =D4*ValidData!L4, =D5*ValidData!L5 and so on... but it should be =D3*Sheet1!L2, =D4*ValidData!L2, =D5*ValidData!L2, so that the L2 value shall be constant for calculations in all cells.

## Stop Cell Reference Changing When Insert Column

Jun 4, 2009

I have referenced data in two colums on a sheet A and B. Column A contains the latest data, each month i insert new column (moving column A to column B). However all of my references continue to follow the original data (eg will change from column A to column B). this happens despite using Absolute references. (=\$A\$1). Is there a way to lock these cell references to only ever display column A etc?

## Stop Formula Cell Reference Changing When Copying

Nov 1, 2006

I am trying to cut/paste a row of formulas in my spreadsheet. The problem is that I want some of the referenced cells in the formula to stay CONSTANT and not increment on each new row. In this example, I want the references to row 17 (F17,E17) to increment (E18,E19,...), but I want the "G7" reference to remain hard coded (as G7) on each row I paste (because that is where my master value is). (The formula is working fine) =IF((F17>0),IF((F17<=G7),E17,0),0)

## Stop Formula Column Reference Changing On Insert But Not Row Reference

Mar 6, 2008

A 'Days Attended' cell (N8) and a 'Days Absent' cell (O8). N8 needs to count the number of "Present" values there are on another worksheet. The other worksheet has dates across the top and names down the side.

When i use
=COUNTIF("Attendance!C9:Z9", "Present"),
and the next date comes along the formula changes to
=COUNTIF("Attendance!D9:AA9", "Present")

ie. the reference moves a column across - the new date's absent or present is not counted. Using =COUNTIF(INDIRECT("Attendance!C9:Z9"), "Present"). is no good because when i add a new name i need the row reference to move down as a row is inserted. ie. both person's formulas count the same row. So, my question: I need the columns to stay the same - C:Z (leyway for future dates) and the rows to change as i insert or delete people from the system.

## Multiply Range Of Cells By Cell Reference Without Changing Hard Coded Values?

Aug 20, 2014

I am trying to multiply a range of cells by a cell reference. The cells currently have hard coded values in them. I know with past special you can multiply a range of cells by a copied #. I want a similar function to that just instead of a copied cell its a cell reference. No VBA.

## Change The Fill In The Changing Cell

Nov 24, 2008

How can I change the fill in the ChangingCell to, say, ColorIndex = 15, if the goal seek method is successful
Currently I've in a loop:

Cells(myrow, colSet).GoalSeek Goal:=Cells(myrow, colVal), _
ChangingCell:=Cells(myrow2, colChange)

## Changing Value Of Cell By Change Of Value In Another Cell Using Dropdown List

Jun 7, 2013

I have a spreadsheet with numerical data in B1:B11 and textual data in C1:C11. The numerical data is a couple of digits, nothing big, and the textual data is always two letters, in this case AB, AC or AD. I have the options for AB, AC or AD for each of the cells in C1:C11 in a data validation drop down list. What I'm trying to do is make a VBA macro, of some sort, that acts upon when, AB for instance, is changed to AC, and then multiply the adjacent numerical value in the B column by a conversion value:

AB -> AC = 3

So for example, if I had cell B2 as 10 and C2 as AB, then changed AB to AC using the drop down menu, the macro would recognise the change, select the adjacent cell, B2, and multiply it by 3 to get 30, and put 30 in B2.

This is what I've got so far, and I'm no VBA expert, so I've probably made mistakes in multiple places. At the moment, the code below is getting stuck on active.celloffset - and I'm really not sure why. I did manage to get it working with specific cells rather than a range, but that only ever worked once and I had to close and re-open excel to get it to work again. Is my code any good, or am I coming at this from the wrong direction?

Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Code:
Static ov As Variant
For Each Cell In Range("B1:B10")

[Code].....

## Changing Values Of Cells Based On Change Of One Cell Value

Jun 3, 2008

I am trying to do is to write a code that will change the values of cells B17:B25 to "false" when the user selects "true" from the drop-down box in cell B16.

Here 's my
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

If Target.Value = "TRUE" Then
Range("B17:B25").FormulaR1C1 = "FALSE"
End If
End If

End Sub

This is not working! Nothing happens when I select "TRUE" in cell B16!

## Change A Cell Reference Using VBA

Feb 11, 2010

Complete and utter newbie here, so I will apologies now if what i am asking is a simple thing or complete nonsense..

What i need to do is update/edit those links so that they point to another file and cell reference. Can this be done using a macro? or is this something that cant be done using macros/vba?

New to all this so am just getting to grips with it..

## Changing Text In One Cell Creates Formula Change In Column Below?

Apr 1, 2014

I have a list of pricing and I want to be able to change the text of cell, say "D1", which says "Standard" to say "Premium" and all the formulas would change in accordance. The "Standard" pricing would be, Starting D2, "=C2*.3" and I want them all to go to "Premium" pricing which would be formula "=C2*.35".

What would be the best method of creating this function or formula?

## Dinamically Change Cell Reference

Oct 21, 2009

i'm having trouble finding a suitable solution for a problem in excel, i have multiple columns with data, what i want as result, is to put first value from the first column in a new created column, after that the first value in the second column on the second positon of the newly created column and after that with select and drag over the two rows new created to folow my seqvece -> second value from the first column, second value from the second column an so on.

## Change Column And Cell Reference Name?

Apr 25, 2014

I have a massive excel sheet with 300,000 rows and 100+ columns. When reading back through my formulas, it can get very confusing. Example: "=(AZ9*5 + 1)+BH9/2 +(AP9*0.75)" I then have to figure out what each column letter is representing. Instead of this, could I rename a column so I can reference the variable name? Example:

Instead of =CONCATENATE(A4, " ", B4)

have

=CONCATENATE(FirstName4, " ", LastName4)

## Change Cell Reference In A Formula

Jun 23, 2014

I have a cell which is referencing another (=Sheet2!A1) that and I want excel to update the reference by 50 rows each time (Sheet2!A51) .

## Change Reference Cell From Column To Row

Jul 25, 2008

I am using this formula

=IF(\$A5="Select","",MAX(INDIRECT(SUBSTITUTE(\$A5,"/","")&"m1440"&"!d:d")))

It looks for the sheet based on A5
It finds the max number from the sheet in Column D

This is what i would like to do please....

On this found sheet - Column A has dates in this format yyyy.mm.dd

I would like to enter a date in a cell (say for example AA5 on main sheet)

Can the formula above be adapted to:

Look for sheet based on A5
then
Look at date entered in AA5
then
use Vllookup to find row containing date in AA5 (making table range the ENTIRE SHEET found based on A5)
then
Return value from Column D

## Way To Change A Cell Reference Within A Formula

Dec 28, 2008

Is there a way to change a cell reference within a formula. ie: If the formula is =A1 (in reference to cell A1) and I wanted a new cell to have the reference =A10. Can I make a formula which was A1+9, and therefore lookup A10.

## Change Source Of Cell By Changing Value Of Another Cell

Jan 11, 2013

See an example of the problem I'm having in this excel file with the explanation inside

I basically want the source of the data in a cell to be changed once another cell value is changed. I tried multiple formulas with no luck as well.

## Change A Macro To From And Absolute Cell Reference To Selected Cell.

Feb 5, 2010

i am currently using the macro below to import text files into a spreadsheet. Currently, it begins the import in cell A1 which is what I recorded it to do. how do I change the code to begin the import on the active cell?

## Change Cell Reference Depending On Date

Jun 11, 2009

The spreadsheet attached is a timesheet I use. The last column on the sheet (IV) keeps a running total of time spent on each project. I need a way that i can find out how much time was spent on projects in specific timeframes (eg 01/01/09 - 07/01/01, or 01/01/09 - 31/01/09). my initial thought is perhaps i can have a "from" cell and a "to" cell to input the dates i require and it will total the relevant cells in the rows below.

NOTE! This workbook uses VBA to auto hide any column which are dates previous to today's date so you may need to unhide them to view times logged.