# How To Do Absolute / Relative / Mixed Reference

Apr 14, 2007

This is what I need to be doing:

Write cell K5 as a relative reference, absolute reference, mixed reference with the row varying, and mixed reference with the column varying.

How do I do that?

## Relative, Absolute & Mixed References In Many Cells

Jun 17, 2006

mixed references across several cells however these solutions seem to result
in formula with all relative or all absolute or all mixed.

I need to change the formula in lots of cells with a mix of types of
reference. e.g. I need to change "\$E\$4*AD\$2" to "\$E4*\$AD\$2" & would prefer
not to have to go though each of the cells with F4!

## Excel 2007 :: Convert Absolute Reference Into Relative Reference

Feb 4, 2014

I have encountered some difficulty in modifying a macro I wrote into what I need. I created a macro that searches a column (Column C) for a cell value of, "stop", and then it copies everything above that cell and pastes it onto another sheet. In the sample data set that I was using, "stop" first occurred in cell C541, so the macro copies C1:C540 and pastes it onto another sheet. The problem is that the macro created an absolute reference to C540. What I desire is for the macro to use the 'Find' function to locate the first occurrence of, "stop", offset one cell above that cell, and then reference the active cell (which was positioned by these last two steps) in the range that should be copied. Basically, I'm hoping to have cells C1 through the active cell copied and then pasted onto another sheet.

Code below.

Sub FAIL()
'
' FAIL Macro
'
'
Sheets("Reformatted").Select
Columns("C:C").Select
Selection.Find(What:="stop", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt _

[Code] .......

## Change Relative Reference To Absolute

Apr 4, 2014

I have an Excel workbook with multiple worksheets. One of the worksheets has a live data feed for stock updates. I extract data from the live feed (it's in multiple sentences) and pull it into 6 columns. In another worksheet, I pull those 6 columns into the sheet through the use of Index / Match. That second sheet has additional formulas that essentially analyze the data. As the data refreshes, the existing data moves down the column.

What I didn't think about was the fact that at times, a stock may be listed several times because different brokers are offering updates. Because I used Index / Match, it will look for the first match from the top and display that data in the relevant columns. Unfortunately, some of the data needs to stay with the matching row (and stock ticker) but because of the way I wrote the formulas in Index / Match, it just finds the first matching target and displays that data.

I can correct this by using an absolute reference (\$) but I can't find a way to "copy down" formulas using absolute references. I also have one column of cells that contain 1 absolute reference and one relative reference.

I'll re-write this manually if I have to but I have 1,800 cells to change.

## Excel 2007 :: Converting Formula From Absolute To Relative Reference?

Aug 13, 2013

I am migrating a bookkeepping spreadsheet from Quattro v12 (c2001) to Excel 2007 and have hit a stone wall over relative 3-D references.

In this workbook each sheet holds data for one month, and this includes some lagging-12-month calculations -- that is, summing a range on a single cell for the preceding 12 sheets (including this one).

Unexpectedly, this formula:
=ISUM('201206:201305'!M6)

gives absolute references, even though I put in no dollar signs after the sheet names. This means it gives the wrong answer when copied to the next sheet to start a new month.

I can find no reference at all to converting the above formula from absolute to relative reference.

## Relative But Changes To Absolute While Running...

Oct 14, 2008

I have a list of values in column A, and want to display in column B, in the cell where the cursor is when the macro is started (let's call it Bn), the sum of values (An:An-11), where n can be any row where there are values to be added. The following works fine.

## Relative & Absolute Ranges

Feb 6, 2009

I'm using the following formula: = LOOKUP(\$H5,I27:I32,J\$27:J\$32)- SUMIF(H5:H18,H5,J\$4:J4). It's returning an incorrect value of "0". If I click in the formula bar, then click on the "fx" button & bring up the "Function Arguments" window. This gives a formula result of "4" (the correct value). Why is the cell value not the same? Are the formulas unreliable or volatile

## Using A Relative Or Absolute? Cell In Formula

Feb 20, 2009

I'm working on my first real macro - so I'm a greenhorn. I've spent a few hours trying to research a solution, but most threads are too technical for me so I'm hoping someone can really help me out.

I am trying to use a formula that references a cell that changes day to day from when I use the macro. I need to use a formula which grabs from a cell in a non concrete location. Let me try and show you what I mean.

From I4:I10, I need a formula like this:

## Relative Or Absolute References? (each Day Is Exactly 10 Rows)

Apr 25, 2007

To simplify matters each day is exactly 10 rows (including header).

I already have code in column D that populates each D row IF it is the first unique occurance of column B for each day.
The forumla in column E for rows 2-10 put a daily total by each unique occurance.

The problem:
Since I am using absolute references in E2-E10 to contain the totals for that day if I copy E-2 -> E10 to E12-E20 the totals will be incorrect.

If I use relative references in the formula it changes the range for the day which is also produces incorrect totals.

Question:

How would I copy the formulas in column E to the addtional days so that the ranges follow for the specific 10 row day that they are intended?

## Relative/absolute Macro Recording

May 12, 2007

I'm trying to create a macro using Tools/Macro/ Record a New Macro. I need to record in the relative mode, but I cannot find the Relative/Absolute button. I have gone to Tools/Macro/Stop Recording but it only allows me to stop recording. I am on excel 2002

## Absolute/Relative Ranges In Formulas

Oct 22, 2007

I have a Formula = SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE197,'Master List'!AG3:AG190)
When I copy this formula the next line is as Follows =SUMIF('Master List'!B4:B191,AE197,'Master List'!AG4:AG191) Is there something I can do to in order to make so that when I copy the formula is would read =SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE198,'Master List'!AG3:AG190). Elliott Auto Merged Post;Nevermind I used the formula = SUMIF('Master List'!\$B\$3:\$B\$190,AE197,'Master List'!\$AG\$3:\$AG\$190)

## Absolute Column And Relative Row Not Working In Formula?

Mar 15, 2014

I have a below formula which extracts the v and number attached to it I would like to copy this across all columns and change row for each column. So for example 1st column reference will be B4, the second column would have a reference B5 and so on, it's probably worth to mention that cells I am referencing to are in other sheet hence why there's Ref! before B4 is this why absolute column and relative row not working?

## Add Relative/Absolute Formula To Range Macro

Sep 22, 2007

using a macro im trying to paste in a sum formula, however this will be pasted onto different sheets and the number of records will be different for each so i cannot use absolute locations. the only constant is that all ranges will start in row I9. when it runs the following code

Range("G" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell = "Total"
Range("I" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(I8:R[-1]C)"
Range("J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(J8:R[-1]C)"
Range("I:J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
Selection.Copy
Range("I4:J4").PasteSpecial

it fills in =SUM('I8':I13) how can i make it insert it without the ' ' around the I9? and how can i select the two cells? (again, cannot be absolute..)

## Change From Absolute To Relative References With Excel Macro.

Sep 6, 2009

How to change from absolute references to relative references.

Example :
ws.Range("G" & NextRow).Formula = "=" & Range("H" & NextRow).Address & "+" & ws.Range("I" & NextRow).Address
This code return the absolute references---> =\$H\$365+\$I\$365
, and i want change to relative references, like this ---> =H365+I365

## Change Multiple Formula Range References Between Absolute/Relative

Mar 16, 2008

Is there a way to absolute reference multiple cells at one time?

## Absolute Reference (cell Reference Behind The Table)

Mar 11, 2009

I have a table that displays data from another worksheet. This is what the cell reference behind the table look like:

## Drag Formula Across A Row And Still Take Account Of Mixed Reference

Mar 15, 2009

1. I have data A1, A2, A3....down a column.

2. I have one value on C2 ( constant value)

3. the formula is a very simple multiplication formula. I want to multiply every single value of column A to C2. But it needs to be in across a row that starts in
D4. So,formula needs to be in (D4, E4, F4) there are other datas in the worksheet

4. So when I input =\$A1*\$C\$2 in D4 it calculates it fine but when i try to drag the formula across the row so [E4=\$A2*\$C\$2, F4=\$A3*\$C\$2...]

it repeates the same fomula as D4 and does not adjust for the increase in column number.

## Conditionally Format Cell Using Absolute Values And Relative Cell References?

Mar 25, 2013

Below is my code which isn't formatting the cells it's suppossed to. It looks like it isn't doing anything. I think the issue might be with the highlighted section of my code, but when I go to "Manage" my rules for conditional formatting, excel references the appropriate cell under the "Applies to" section. I am using relative cell references for for the majority of the rest of the code and this section follows a section that selects the correct cell for this conditional format.

Code:
Selection.FormatConditions(Selection.FormatConditions.Count).SetFirstPriority[code].....

## Converting Formulas To Relative/absolute References With Formulas Referencing Other Sheets

Dec 15, 2008

I've found a few macros that will automate changing cell references from absolute to relative and they work great. However, when I run the macros on formulas that have references to another worksheet or workbook, the macro will not work correctly.

## Save Hyperlink Path For File With Absolute Path And Non-Relative?

Mar 4, 2013

is it possible to configure Excel in order to save the Hyperlink path for a file with absolute path and non relative?

I notice that the hyperlink is ....pdf ry.pdf

if I change the position of the file excel there is a problem!

I would like to save es. d:invoichepdf ry.pdf

## Absolute Row Reference

Jul 18, 2007

column headers are people in my department spread verticall goin down column A on my lead sheet. I am trying to report metrics for each person in their row.

I am trying to link the metrics for reporting from 5 seperate weekly batch reports that represent 5 tabs within the same workbook.
The problem is that I have the total information for each metic in column H of all 5 tabs, but all metrics for individuals are reported vertically. (H6, H7, H8, H9)

Thus how do I get the following: =SUM('Week 1'!H4)+('Week 2'!H4)+('Week 3'!H4)+('Week 4'!H4)+('Week 5'!H4)

To Equal: =SUM('Week 1'!H5)+('Week 2'!H5)+('Week 3'!H5)+('Week 4'!H5)+('Week 5'!H5) When I copy the formula across the row for each individual

My column to stay constant, but my row to increase by 1 as I fill the formula across my spreadsheet.

## Converting Absolute References To Relative References In Formulas?

Feb 10, 2014

I set up formulas to count text characters in a range of cells. I'm tracking attendance and payments for a small yoga studio.

All I need to do is count "Y"s for prepaid attendance and "DI"s for drop-ins. I have the formulas working but they are absolute so inserting a row will break my sheet.

=COUNTIF(E14:Z14,"*Y*")
=COUNTIF(E11:Z11,"*DI*")

## Name Manager Absolute Reference

Oct 14, 2013

I am using name manager to identify variables in formulas in order that I can be consistent with calculations. The problem is each line item have different variable amounts. In other words if I am calculating cubic yards of concrete I used (Length*Width*Depth)/27. Line Item number one is (100*3*2)/27 based on my dimensions given. Line Item two may be (50*2*1)/27 based on different dimensions. The Name Manager has Length, Depth, etc. as absolute references. What I am trying to do is copy each formula down the sheet but each time I do the new line item always calculates from the reference cell in absolute mode. Is there a way to copy this formula all the way down the sheet so it will pick up the different dimensions keyed in each time using the Namae Manager Variables set up?

Line 1 (100 x 3 x 2)/27 = 22.22 Cubic Yards
Line 2 (50 x 3 x 1)/27 = 5.55 Cubic Yards

## Absolute Reference In The Column

Jun 1, 2006

explain with an example.

Cell A1 =A2/MAX(A2:A5)
Cell A2 1
Cell A3 2
Cell A4 3
Cell A5 4

Cell A1 is 0.25 right? Right. Now insert a cell (or row) between cell A1 and A2. Then cell A1 changes to =A3/MAX(A3:A6). I don't want this to change. I still want to formula in A! to be =A2/MAX(A2:A5). I've tried using the "\$" absolute character and I've tried using the absolute reference in the R1C1 reference style both to no avail.

## Absolute Reference Check

Jul 13, 2009

Is there any way to check a worksheet/workbook to ensure that all formulas contain absolute references?

## Absolute Cell Reference In A Table?

Jan 30, 2014

I know how to turn a column reference in a structured data table into an absolute reference:

=Table1[A] becomes =Table1[[A]:[A]]

However, how to make a cell reference, like this one, absolute to that it still locks on this row, column A when I drag it across. I don't want to use copy & paste, as I have other cell references that i need to leave dynamic.

=Table1[[#This Row],[A]]

I've seen that @ can lock rows, but I don't seem to be able to lock an individual cell.

## F4 Key Does Not Perform Absolute Cell Reference

Mar 30, 2014

I am taking an online computer class and when i enter a formula (=c5/c11) and then press f4, to make the cell c11 absolute, this does not work. Instead it brings me the "Project" right side mini screen. Is there a way to program the f4 key to return absolute results?

## Copy An Absolute Cell Reference

Dec 6, 2006

How do I copy an absolute cell reference from say a1 to a2 -100 so that the row reference increments with each row. Without the absolute cell reference '\$' it works Ok. But with it every cell is the same as a1?

## Absolute Reference Using Variables In Formula

Dec 1, 2006

I have written some VBA code that is functional, but yields a formula that is somewhat confusing to the user.

I have two string variables called TippityTop and Anchor, both of which refer to specific cell addresses in the R1C1 style.

I attempted to define other variables that reference cells that are offset from TippityTop and Anchor without using the ActiveCell route. Try as I might, I could not produce the cell addresses that I wanted these new variables to reference.

I consulted many Excel Help screens and referred to a book on Excel VBA, but I finally took another route.

I now have:

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
"=IF(AND(ISNA(MATCH(RC[-2],OFFSET(" & TippityTop & ",1,-2):OFFSET(" & Anchor & ",-2,-2),0)>0),ROUND(RC[-1],2)0),""DOV not in Treasury"","""")"

The problem is that this code yields this formula in Excel:

=IF(AND(ISNA(MATCH(L587,OFFSET(\$H\$585,1,-2):OFFSET(\$H\$798,-2,-2),0)>0),ROUND(M587,2)0),"DOV not in Treasury","")

Rather than OFFSET(\$H\$585,1,-2):OFFSET(\$H\$798,-2,-2), I would like the formula to say F586:F796, so that the end user can easily understand the logic.

## Udf Vb Looking To Define A Dynamic Absolute Reference

Mar 13, 2007

I'm trying to create a user defined function to drop into dblookup functions that will always reference the first cell in an associated column and the first cell in the row of an associated column.

I came up with the following, however the problem is that the udf always returns the values for the active cell's, row and columns.

Function SRCref2()
Application.Volatile

myfield1 = ActiveCell.Column
Dim1 = Columns(myfield1).Range("a1").Value
SRCref2 = Dim1
End Function

Function SRCref3()
Application.Volatile

myfield2 = ActiveCell.Row
Dim2 = Rows(myfield2).Range("a1").Value
SRCref3 = Dim2

End Function

I would nest these in a formula such as "=srcsum(srcref2(), srcref3())".
Ideally I could then use this same funtion anywhere instead of having to use and worry about the accuracy of "=srcsum(\$a\$2,\$b\$1)"."=srcsum(\$a\$3,\$b\$1)"."=srcsum(\$a\$4,\$b\$5)".etc.

It seems like there should be a current cell method or something but I can't find it and I'm not smart enough it seems to use vb to designate some kind of floating intersect as a base for a row and column reference.