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Apr 9, 2008

I need to reference a cell to another cell in a different workbook (not opened), however the name of this workbook contains a variable in its name. Something like:

='C:[Week" & variable &".xls]R23'!$D$3

where variable is the number of the week. I have tried using a cell name instead of a variable: ='C:[Week=($B$3).xls]R23'!$D$3

and I get a dialog box to update values by selecting a file.

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I'm trying to get Mac OS X Excel VBA to understand this code however the ChDir reference and the filepath seem to be causing problems. I would like to specify in the code where the file should be stored but I did try removing the filepath section altogether but to no avail.

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I have atempted to use the following:

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Explanation of problem:

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