Trying to use INDIRECT to sum the contents of a column on another worksheet upto a certain cell reference which is in another cell on the worksheet.

=SUM(INDIRECT("Sheet1!A4:Sheet1!"&B1))

I have taken it back to simply having sheet1 with numbers in A4 to A23, then sheet2 with A23 in cell B1, and the formula above it C9, but I keep getting #REF!.

The formula works fine if on sheet1 without the worksheet names in it. Formula evaluation gets to =SUM(INDIRECT("Sheet1!A4:Sheet1!A23")) then gives =SUM(#REF!)

I only dabble with Excel occasionally, but whenever I do, boy, do things get ambitious. Now I've run into a bit of a brick wall trying to reference one worksheet from another, with the specific worksheet referenced being variable (it looks for the worksheet name in cell D3).

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?

I am trying to stream line the recording of time tickets . I would like to create a Summary sheet that shows the amount of hours each worker has done based on that particular day. The trick is I want the summary sheet to be automatically updated when the each individual time ticket sheet is completed. I would also like to be able to drag the formula across a row so I do not have to recreate the equation each time a new time ticket sheet is completed. Each time ticket sheet is its own sheet and is identified by date. Each time ticket ticket sheet is identical and is already created to so all you have to do is click on that the sheet reflecting the date and fill in the information.

This is the equation I have created but keep getting #VALUE!

The sum_range is Manhours from L11:L34 for each time ticket sheet. The criteria_range1 is date in cell B6 listed on each time ticket sheet, criteria1 is date listed on cell J8 of the summary sheet . The criteria_range2 is names from C11:C34 for each time ticket sheet, criteria2 is name of person on cell I9 of the summary sheet.

Each sheet is labeled as 8-19-13, 8-20-13, 8-21-13, and so on. Summary sheet is labeled as Summary

The table that I am using to record the data on the summary sheet has the date increasing by one day on row 8. The names are vertically listed on column I.

I have a need to sum values in the right column of a 2 column table based on multiple criteria of the values in the left hand column. The table has 500 rows.

The two criteria are: 1 - that the cell contains a specific text string ("product a")and 2 - that the cell contains a text string for the month in question ("Jan")

The other limitation I have to work with is that the formula is in a different workbook to the source data. I have a worksheet that lists the external workbook/sheet and have been using INDIRECT in the DSUM.

I read through the examples here: [url]

Basically they recommended DSUM as the most efficient.

I can get the DSUM working, but it needs the workbook to be open before it can evaluate the expression and therefore I get an error when I select to update values upon opening the workbook.

So in summary I wondering if anyone can show me how to write a SUMIF formula based on the above criteria.

TRANS_Cost = B:B on FEB tab TRANS_Cat1 = C:C on FEB tab TRANS_Cat2 = D:D on FEB tab CAT_Main3 = "Everyday_Expenses" TRANS_Status = E:E

In short the formula adds the total cost of anything 'tagged' as Everyday_expenses, computer items, paid. I want to adapt it so that it takes the value from a defined cell such as Month, so that data can be pulled by month.

is a Defined Name which refers to a column on another tab in the workbook, and is defined as:

=OFFSET(Table!$AA$3,0,0,COUNT(Table!$AA:$AA),1)

What I would like to do is to come up with an approach to this formula that would allow me to drag it across columns and have the year automatically increment (e.g., FY2013_TY, FY2014_TY, all of which are similarly defined Defined Names referring to adjacent columns). I have tried various approaches using INDIRECT along with CONCATENATE, but when it comes down to evaluating the formula, I consistently get a #REF! error.

I have an income statement with the cities on top (column header) and the expenses below it. There are 5 cities for example. The last line is net profit before it changes to the next city.

New York (column header) Wages Lights Net Profit

Boston Lights Wages Sales Net Profit

How do you get the row reference for Boston Net Profit without using the offset or indirect function? (doing external linking with workbook closed) The formula would find Boston first and then look for the first net profit after Boston? The small if function may work for this.

I am trying to say, if the cell 1 column to the left of the cell that matches the text in B2, in the cell range referenced in A1 (CWS) "added to the text "TM", is blank, then write "-", otherwise return the number in the cell 1 column to the left of the cell that matches the text in B2, in the cell range referenced in A1 (CWS)+"TM".

Cell A1 is a data validation list that refers to different ranges. The only difference between those named ranges and the named range I want to reference is the text "TM" comes at the end.

I have the following formula which i'm using to indirectly reference a worksheet. The worksheet i'm referencing includes named ranges that i'd like to call on but i can't get the syntax right.

Just wondering if there is a way to indirectly reference a workbook in a formula?

For example, suppose A1 has the path/filename of the workbook I want to reference.

So in another cell I want to do, say, a VLOOKUP(A2,A1,5), where A2 is the lookup value. This way, if I have multiple workbooks I want to look at, I can specify them all in various cells, and simply have the formula look at the right cell to perform the lookup.

I've played with INDIRECT and get something close if I do

=INDIRECT("'"&A1&"'!A1:AJ1500")

but that just returns the contents of A1 in the target sheet.

I'm having difficulty referencing named ranges indirectly in a VLOOKUP formula (Excel 2003).

Cell A1 contains a fuel cost.

Cell A2 contains a formula that returns a RangeName.

In Cell A3, I want to enter a VLOOKUP formula that uses the range returned as the result in Cell A2 as the Table_array. In other words: =VLOOKUP($A$1,$A$2,2,FALSE). The result is #NA!.

If I use =VLOOKUP($A$1,INDIRECT($A$2),2,FALSE), I get #REF!.

Among other things, I've also tried =VLOOKUP($A$1,TEXT($A$2,"@"),2,FALSE). No cigar.

I'm trying to combine text and a cell reference using Indirect. Cell B1 contains the text "Region" (no quotation marks). In another cell I'm trying to create a reference to "Region total" (no quotation marks). By my limited understanding the below should work: =INDIRECT("b1"&" total")

But the cell returns #REF!. I've tried pretty much every combination of quotation marks around different elements of the formula I can think of. Cell B1 is a drop down list, don't imagine that's relevant, but it may be.

The formula works fine, but when I drag it to the next column c3:c39 stays the same. How do I get that reference to change when I drag the formula over multiple columns.

How would I used the indirect function to reference a named range in the workbook in formula creation.

For instance, if in cell A1 I have entered the text "Sales" which is also a named range in the workbook. Then in cell A2 I tried entering the following formula to sum based on the entry in cell A1 using the indirect funtion. For instance:

=sum(indirect(A1))

In this instance I was hoping this formula would then sum the amounts in the "Sales" named range. And, if I changed the text in cell A1 to "Cost" for instance (another named range in the workbook), it would sum the amounts in the "Cost" named range. Allowing for a dynamic formula based on the entry in cell A1.

I want to create a formula of the form: =INDIRECT(ADDRESS(4,2,2,TRUE,($A9) and insert this in a cell BUT the $A9 reference needs to reference the row of the cell where the formula is being inserted which will vary. ie. A30, A31, etc. How do I do this?

COPYING indirect formula. When I copy, the lookup reference does not change. My formula is =INDIRECT("'"&$A247&"'!j106"). When I copy horizontally across cells, I want J106 to increase, ie j107, j108 etc. At the moment it remains at J106 and i have to manually increase the numbers by 1.

How do I change my formula so that the numbers increase automatically?

It's just a simple percentage calculator for my purposes and works fine as is. However, I want to make it dynamic whereby from a user input the length of the array will increase or decrease, e.g. G9-G11 will become G9-G12 if there are four rows occupied with data. For all my other SUMming equations I have solved this and even came up with what I think is a perfectly valid solution for this one. The one problem is that it doesn't work when combined into a single equation.

My solution for the upper part of the fraction is this:

I am using the formula below to sum across several worksheets, and the formula I am using works fine, but when I copy the formula across to other cells, I can't figure out how to have it update my cell range:

Attached I have a document where I am wanting all of the individual sheet names on the Total page. Rather than having to change each formula to match the sheet name I believe there is a way to reference the sheet name column (AO) in the formula so you can drag it down to fill in the columns. I am basic with Excel and do not know how to add this indirect function into my current formulas.

How can I reflect the correct trainee count for Day1-Batch1?

Currently columns F,G,H computes for expected, actual and total variances of trainee respectively reference to the training date J3.

Since this is a 2-day per batch even, I could not capture the 1st day trainee total of every batch because I divide the sum by 2 (2 day / training batch). The sum is only corrected on the 2nd day. Attached herein is the sample file.

See attached for an example. I'm trying to use the SumIF funtion with a named reference as the criteria. Here is my formula. =SUMIF(B10:F10,"<MinReq",B10:F10) It keeps returning 0 even though there is valid data.

I attached a file I made conditional formatting on cells C4..G6 which makes any number less than value in cell C15 invisible. In line " Total" I used SUMIF formulas which ignore any value less than 30. However the formulas should not contain static numbers but rather a reference to cell C15. But I simply cannot make it work.