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Trying to sum up a column that has an unknown length. This is a canned Excel form that is saved within a software system and is used to create customized documents. Usually, I would enter the table name.field name in a cell to pull the data from various parts of the system.

In this case, that data resides in AA234 of my customized Excel sheet. When the user retrieves this doc from the system, the data could run several rows, starting from AA30 to AA255. So, in my "Total" cell, I've entered =SUM(AA1:AA255), so it will just add up whatever is in the column, regardless of how long it runs upon document generation. When I try to pull the document, I get "=SUM(#REF!)" in that field instead.

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