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I've have a spreadsheet where 4 cells are linked to another workbook via a vlookup.
the problem i have is that a lot of users can update this external book, or it can be saved as a seperate spreadsheet somewhere else on the network. If it was up2 me i would have them only update the one sheet, but as it stands its not. So what i want to be able to do is put some code onto a button on the sheet, from here i want the: Application. GetOpenFileName

method to open....but from here i want them to be able to pick the cells where the data is situated. Any clues..... i can get as far as them selecting a workbook. Do you think i will need to create another userform?? Maybe RefEdit? I'm not sure.

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'Option Explicit

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