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Oct 14, 2009

Using a combination of "Cell" and "Indirect" commands, I can get cell-references (the name, like "A1"), but I can't figure out how to actually DO anything with them.
I keep trying to nest them inside of formulas, but I just can't get it to work. I've attached a sample workbook - there are two tabs.


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I need a formula which will auto fill the remaining cells in the table.


Cell A3 fills to contain '0091 911'!$E$3 (row +1)

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I have gotten the information in columns A through F on the first sheet to update as rows are added, moved, deleted on the second sheet using Indirect range. Also, I could do this for Column I (Copmleted Proj. Avg. Terminations) but I would have to do it manually (as I began doing in I3, I4 & I5) but that would be time consuming. So I am hoping there is a way I can copy the formula down the cells are updated for the initial copy but then don't update if the referenced cells are moved or deleted.

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Right now I have to go in and edit it to change the month to the next month (i.e. change Jan to Feb.)

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This is the formula i get a circular reference for =IF('Store Input'!I6:J6=Lewis,(('Store Input'!C6:D6/1.2)/100*0.75))

I am not entirely sure what im doing thats causing confusion but ill explain the desired effect.

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Further more i want it to apply to multiple cell possibilities. so like the one above except repeated on different cells.

So as well as the above, i want it to perform the same operation for a set of cells further to its right and so and so forth.

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I have read that Defined Names / Constants should be used as often as possible, but even trying that, the VBA code errors out or "hangs up". Even within Bill Jalen's book (VBA and Macros 2007), there is nothing that addresses this, especially using Intersect.

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