SUMPRODUCT With Indirect Formula

Jul 15, 2013

I am trying to sum the same data across several tabs but I am using information in the column and row headers to find it. For some reason this formula wont work and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.


I'm getting #REF! and when I step through it, it fails when it reaches the Indirect statement.

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Jul 12, 2006

I have a set of data as attached where the productivity of each staff is recorded on a daily basis.However, the cell in which their name is located on each tab of the day of the month might not be the same. I am thankful that the forum actually provided me with the formula located in cell c15.

1)However, I would appreciate if someone could translate what the formula means as I am not so sure what the formula represents.

2)The reason is I would like to calculate how many training days (TR), Medical Leave(ML) and Emergency Leave(EL) for the month of January for each staff.I tried modifying the formula but it didnt work.

3) Is it possible to use a vlookup function for this solution?

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These both work separately on their own to return the needed value. How do I put them into one formula without telling excel what sheet to go to (1st formula) and specifically what cell to go to (2nd formula) because the cell location may change and I want to completely automate this?

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Can someone help with this formula,

Cell $A$24 = A cell formatted as Month and Year = July06
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Trying to use the indirect function to ref a sheet called July06 and other ranges here a example of one range =July06!$D$2:$D$247

This is what I've got

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HTML Code:


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