# Reference Part Workbook Name In Formula From Date In Cell

Feb 20, 2008
i want to return a value from a cell in another workbook where part of the the workbook name is determined by a date set on the current open sheet.

so on my open sheet i have a cell where the user can change the date and i want the below formula to then use the date to look at the relevant file.

any ideas would be appreciated. know how to do this in VBA but no clue with formulas.

what i am trying to do is concatenate part of a file name and a cell value which contans a date

=VLOOKUP(A4,[accountsummary17022008.xls]Sheet1!$A:$B,2,FALSE)

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Feb 20, 2014

I have the following formula/array:

='fake folder location[2013-004.xlsx]MgmtRpt'!$A$4

Now this works perfectly fine, but I am wondering if it is possible to replace 2013-004 so that it reads the text from a cell on that sheet to complete the file name.

Example:

A

B

1

2013-004

='fake folder location[2013-004.xlsx]MgmtRpt'!$A$4

I want to replace the 2013-004 in B1 with text from A1. I have tried multiple methods but it just always assumes it is part of the file name or breaks the formula.

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Aug 4, 2009

I have this If statement on one of the cells

=IF(A7=AQ6,AQ32,IF(A7=AR6,AQ32,IF(A7=AS6,AQ32,IF(A7=AT6,AQ30,IF(A7=AU6,AQ29,IF(A7=AV6,AQ33,IF(A7=AW6 ,AQ33,IF(A7=AX6,AQ31,""))))))))

If I want to change only A7 to A8, A9, A10 without changing the other parts of the formula, how do I do that. I need to copy this formula in about 300 rows.

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Jan 15, 2008

I have a spreadsheet containing quite a few lookups etc. I am trying to copy a cell across about 10 columns. This has to be done for about 50 different rows on about 20 different sheets, so I am looking for an alteration to the formula to help me rather than typing in the formula over and over;

='Basic Labour'!AD6*Rates!$E$526

Say this is in AD6, then in AE6 I would require

='Basic Labour'!AE6*Rates!$E$527

and so on across the region to be autofilled...

(It is multiplying the same cell in a different sheet against the 'next row down' in a rates lookup sheet).

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Mar 19, 2014

So finally got my sumrpod working using this formula

=SUMPRODUCT(1*('Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm]SPECIALS TEAM NZ'!$C8:$C10000=A5))

Is there a way i can link 'Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm] to a cell so that when the next months tracker is created and the filename changes i simply change the filename in the cell which im using to reference the filepath/filename.

e.g A1 = South Pac Load Tracker - MAR14.xlsm

Formula would read =SUMPRODUCT(1*('Q:Documents13-14 FCGP CONTRACTING13-14 TrackingSouthPac - Team Use Only[' & a1 & ;]SPECIALS TEAM NZ'!$C8:$C10000=A5))

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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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Jul 22, 2011

I have a pretty elaborate spreadsheet for my bills. One cell adds up all the bills due during a specific pay period using named ranges. The formula looks like this:

=SUMIFS(NextPmtAmt,NextPaymentDueDate,">=9/9/2011",NextPaymentDueDate,"<=9/22/11")

It works, but when I have to populate cells for upcoming pay periods, I have to go in an edit the dates manually. I'm lazy, and want to simply reference a cell with the date in it instead of typing the whole date out in the formula. What I'd like to do is this:

A2 contains 9/9/2011

B2 contains 9/22/2011

=SUMIFS(NextPmtAmt,NextPaymentDueDate,">=A2",NextPaymentDueDate,"<=B2")

but it doesn't work.

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Jan 16, 2008

Using cell contents in formula to Populating cells with values from closed workbooks

I am trying to create a summary table of data (e.g. orders) from previous weeks. In the table I am creating, the left hand column contains the Monday date of the week to be summarised along the row. I want the cells to show the values from other spreadsheets when those spreadsheets are closed, but I want the formula to pick up the date of the week that is in column A. I have attached a sample spreadsheet to try and make it clearer.

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Jan 5, 2007

I would like to know if there is an option available which will allow me to reference a cell on the active sheet and print it as part of the sheet header. The contents of this cell change often so the header should also reflect the change when the sheet is printed. Also, this header should be alinged in the center.

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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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Jul 26, 2007

I've run into a roadblock in excel 2003 in trying to create an accounting spreadsheet that will pull in information from several separate workbooks (invoice files) using formulas which substitute invoice Nos. (which coincide with the tab/worksheet names).

My obstacle has something to do with order of operation/calculation I presume... I've successfully used labels to bring in information from separate tabs on the same file by using the substitute function with generic formulas.... in this case exel processes the formula, likely because it calculates the linked information first in its order of calculation; then trys to substitute information into the result of a calculation already made....

I'm trying to find a way to tell excel to look at respective cells in the same file but on a different tabs/sheets...

For example; I've been trying to pull in the date an invoice was issued for client "X".

I plug in a formula in a remote cell of my accounting spreadsheet "Y" which basically says to bring in the value on file ["X"]; worksheet "tab"; cell $J$11 - where "tab is just a filler that I would like to use the substitute function to exchange with respective invoice Nos. (i.e. 049; 050; 051; etc.) My hope is that by adding these 3-digit sheet identifiers; all other information from respective cells (in file "X") will be pulled into my accounting sheet - file "Y" (i.e. invoice total; applicable pst; gst; expenses; etc.) I have written as many formulas as required for the different types of info sought after, the only variable being the 3-digit worksheet identifier. The problem has been that excel first processes the formula in the remote formula cell(in file "Y"); then applies the substitute function to info already brought in from File "X"; whether it is a date value; or a currency value. I can't figure how to have the substitute function change the formula... not the result of the original function...!

I've tried to format the source formula cell as text (therefore not calculating a result at that instant) however the substitute function inherits the format of the source formula cell.

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Dec 4, 2008

Let me try to explain.

I know that I can do this to fetch a cell entry from an external workbook

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Feb 24, 2009

I am trying to write a formula with some variables passed into it. i want to sum up part of a column based on a date range (i've got the range already).

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Jun 20, 2013

I believe this is the last piece of the puzzle of a project I'm working on. Here are the components I have to work with:

Component 1:

VB:

Dim file As Range

Set file = Range("rgFileToBeChecked")

'this sets "file" as the full path

[Code]...

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Nov 11, 2009

I am having trouble inserting a cell reference into a formula. I have a spreadseet that uses data from another workbook. The workbook name changes monthly, so i'd like to be able to place the workbook name in a cell and have the formulas in the spreadsheet use that cell to get the name of the workbook to get the data from. So:

if, for eg, the formula in my spreadsheet is ='[test data file.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$4+'[test data file.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$6

I would like to be able to enter test dta file.xlsx into cell A2 of my spreadsheet and replace a reference to A2 into the formulas. I've tried several ways, but can't seem to get it to work.

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May 15, 2007

I have a formula that calculates data from the workbook that the formula is in. I need it to do the same calculations only pull the data from another workbook. Here is a sample formula:

= SUM(X1504 + SUMPRODUCT((H1:H394=73)*(U1:U394="NVLIV"),S1:S394))

Would I do something to the nature of:

=SUM(C:/sample.xls[Sheet1$x1504] + SUMPROD...etc...?

Basically how do you reference another workbook that is closed?

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Aug 14, 2006

I have the following formula in cell L51 of all sheets calculating the volume depending on the monthly index that is chosen from the drop down menu in a particular sheet. =If(MIndex=0, SUM(D33:L50),If(MIndex=1,SUM(D34:L50),If(MIndex=2,SUM(D35:L50), 0))). I am getting the following message and I do not understand what it is about.

Microsoft Office Excel cannot calculate a formula. Cell references in the formula refer to the formula's result, creating a circular reference. Try one of the following

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Nov 19, 2003

I'm trying to do: In Book2.xls, Sheet1, Column A, I have a list of tab names in another workbook (2003 Com October.xls). In column B of Sheet1, I want to utilize what's in column A to pull data from the correct tab in 2003 Com October.xls. Here's what the result should resemble:

******** ******************** ************************************************************************>Microsoft Excel - Book2___Running: xl2002 XP : OS = Windows XP (F)ile (E)dit (V)iew (I)nsert (O)ptions (T)ools (D)ata (W)indow (H)elp (A)boutB2B3B4B5B6B7=

ABCD1Onyx*IDName**2acgattikhickert**3acgattikhickert**4acgattikhickert**5acgattikhickert**6agomesnbizman**7athomasmweaver**Sheet1*

[HtmlMaker 2.42] To see the formula in the cells just click on the cells hyperlink or click the Name box

PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS TABLE IMAGE ON SAME PAGE! OTHEWISE, ERROR OF JavaScript OCCUR.

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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

1 Task___________Trigger_____________Days_____Due Date

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?

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Apr 6, 2014

I have to many refrence links I need a macro that replace the filename. How to replace workbook refrence filename on a formula using cell value,

example:

from [13.xlm]2014.Goals'!C8 to ["cell-value".xlm]2014.Goals'!C8

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Apr 17, 2008

I want to copy a formula from Workbook A to Workbook B and have the formula configured with Workbook B's spreadsheet cells, not Workbook A's.

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Jan 4, 2010

I am trying to create a formula, comparing the date in column A to 3 fixed dates, then calculate the value in column C:

=IF(OR(A142=Sheet1!B2,A142=Sheet1!B3,A142=Sheet1!B4),C141-B142+8,C141-B142)

Where Sheet1!B2, B3 and B4 are the fixed dates (5/15/2010, 8/31/2010 and 10/31/2010). I would like to copy the formula into multiple cells, but keep the references to the fixed dates the same. When I do a copy, paste, the resulting formula becomes:

=IF(OR(A143=Sheet1!B3,A143=Sheet1!B4,A143=Sheet1!B5),C142-B143+8,C142-B143)

I need the Sheet1 references to remain the same. Or, can I hard-code dates in a formula?

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Feb 15, 2010

I have lets say 12 months of data. I have formulas that reference the latest 6 months. When I insert a new column to input a new month, how can I make the formulas include the new months without manually updating them.

EXAMPLE:

12 months of data exist in cells B3:M3 going from B3(oldest) to M3(newest). Formulas reference latest 6 months of data in cells H3:M3. When a new month hits, I insert a column after column M.I would like the formulas to now reference cells I3:N3 which is now the newest 6 months.

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Feb 10, 2013

I have the following formula in my workbook;

=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A8702"")/COUNTIF(A2:A8702,A2:A8702&""))

The data in the workbook is imported automatically and the range 'A8702' is different every time the data is imported, although is always in column A.

Can I use the value of a cell to determine the range?

So I have used this to get the ast used row number;

=MAX(ROW(A:A)*(A:A""))

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Jan 23, 2008

I need a cell formula (gets put in by macro) that returns part of a workbook name.

The worksheet name will always be different, but will contain either

SD1, SD4, BDO, BD (not neccessarily in Caps)

and it is this key code that i want returned in the cell (G2).

so if the worksheet name is

NW SD1 bobs your uncle. when macro runs G2 returns SD1

or

BDO xyz. when macro runs G2 returns BDO

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Feb 13, 2012

I am having trouble making any formula references between 2 different workbooks.

For example, I being typing out my VLOOKUP function on 1 sheet, as soon as I get the table argument, I switch over to the other workbook in which the table is, and I no longer have the VLOOPKUP function active.

I am having this problem for any formula in which I am trying to reference this workbook.

I have ensured they are both saved as Excel workbook documents. I am using Excel 2007

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Aug 13, 2009

I have 2 sheets, Sheet1 and Sheet2. I want to populate Sheet2 Column B with a formula which will reference Column B of sheet1 so that on each iteration of the For..Next, the cell being referenced in the formula will change. So if i = 5, I'd like the cell to be populated with the formula =Sheet1!B5

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Mar 7, 2012

I have this formula below that counts all matching cells that fall between two dates (a Monday to the next Monday) where S2 and T2 are the dates (one week apart).

I have 52 colums ie one for each week.

=SUMPRODUCT(($G$3:$G$1000>=S2)*($G$3:$G$1000

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Apr 28, 2007

I'm trying to perform a copy & paste operation by hand which to me should be easy in theory. I have a worksheet whose formulas have been corrupted. I have a backup of this sheet- I'd like to copy the backup sheet into the workbook. The problem is that the formulas, which reference other worksheets within the workbook, are copied over as links to the backup workbook instead of the new workbook they are being copied too. This seems simple, but how do I copy the worksheet and the references without having to go through all of the references by hand to only apply to the local book.

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Sep 1, 2007

Dim vCriteria3 As String

vCriteria3 = ActiveCell.Text

Sheets("CUSTOMER OVR REVIEW").Select

Rows("25:25").Select

Selection.Copy

Rows("26:" & vCriteria3).Select

ActiveSheet.Paste

it hits the

Rows("26:" & vCriteria3).Select

and crasses with a "incorrect type" mesage. am i storing this into memory incorrectly? how do i fix it? the function is intended to use a variable to paste over x amount of rows.

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