# Absolute Cell References For Large Amount Of Cells?

Aug 13, 2014

I want to link a number of cells on one worksheet back to another worksheet within the same workbook. Say everything from Cells A1 to M90.

I find the fastest way to do this link A1 on second worksheet to A1 on first worksheet (by using = and click on worksheet 1 Cell A1).
I then click on cell A1 on worksheet 2, grab small square in bottom right hand side of cell, and drag accross to M1.
While A1 TO M1 is still highlighted, I then grab small square on bottom of cell M1 and drag down to M90.

This makes all cells within this range reference back to worksheet1. In advanced settings I have unchecked for all blank cells to show a zero in woksheet 2.

Therefore I now have what I currently want, although I would like to make all reference absolute?

I tried doing this from the beginning again making A1 absolute at the start, but dragging the cells across and down does not provide the info I am looking for in all cells?

## Relative, Absolute & Mixed References In Many Cells

Jun 17, 2006

mixed references across several cells however these solutions seem to result
in formula with all relative or all absolute or all mixed.

I need to change the formula in lots of cells with a mix of types of
reference. e.g. I need to change "\$E\$4*AD\$2" to "\$E4*\$AD\$2" & would prefer
not to have to go though each of the cells with F4!

## Undo Absolute Cell References

Jul 26, 2009

I'm using a lot of "activeCell.offset(row,col).address" type of entries to form formulas for me. All of the references come across as Absolute References - \$G\$24, for example. Is there a different way for activeCell to give me a "normal" address ('G24' vice '\$g\$24') or a function that will convert for me?

## Absolute Cell References With Macros

Jul 31, 2006

can't seem to understand how to keep cells absolute when creating a macro

## Automatically Put Absolute \$ In Cell References

Aug 27, 2006

When specifying a cell, what do I press to make Excel automatically insert the \$ signs like \$C\$5 ? C

## Converting Absolute References To Relative References In Formulas?

Feb 10, 2014

I set up formulas to count text characters in a range of cells. I'm tracking attendance and payments for a small yoga studio.

All I need to do is count "Y"s for prepaid attendance and "DI"s for drop-ins. I have the formulas working but they are absolute so inserting a row will break my sheet.

=COUNTIF(E14:Z14,"*Y*")
=COUNTIF(E11:Z11,"*DI*")

## Link Large Amount Of Cells

Jan 19, 2007

I need to link 153 cells from one workbook to another
Is there a code that can do this ? The cells are not contiguous.

Something like.

If not intersect.....
SetMyrange......
With tartget.Copy.... ??

## Inserting Rows Breaks Cell References But Can't Use Absolute

Jul 23, 2006

I have a problem where my conditional formatting is broken when new rows are inserted because Excel is auto updating the cell references. I am not able to use absolute references because I need to be able to Copy the entire information many times on one sheet to handle an ever changing number of projects.

I have attached an example file which shows a simple version of the sheet. There are areas for two projects now, but more would be added to the sheet as needed by just copying the entire section of one project and pasting it at the bottom. For each project, there is a cell which has a data validation list, e.g. B6, from which the user can select the current stage. The list of stages is obtained from column A, e.g. A9:A18. Whatever stage is selected, I need it to be highlighted in some manner. I currently have conditional formatting that checks if the value in B6 matches the information in the current cell and will change the text font color if True.

The problem occurs when new rows are inserted into the project. For example: if the project requires a Beta 1.1 stage, then a row would need to be inserted and labeled for that stage. However, Excel auto changes the cell references so that it no longer looks at B6. I need some way that the current stage can still be highlighted when selected in the Data Validation list.

I know that what I am needing to do may not be the best method to go about this, but I am having to work within the confines of the software available to me and the intended users of the file. Since the number and length of projects can change on a daily basis, the users need to be able to add and remove room for additional stages and projects whenever they want. I have a basic solution available to me using a macro, but the overall solution is clumsy and just leads to more problems.

## Copy Non Absolute Cell References In Conditional Formatting Formula?

Dec 3, 2012

I have this fairly simple formula which decides whether to shade a cell or not

=AND(\$X\$1<>"TBD",R3<>"None",AC3="Y")

This is set in cell R3 and I want to copy it all the way down the cells in the R column. However, when I copy & paste (and copy and paste using paste special, formatting) the R3 and AC3 cell references do not update to match their relevant rows. eg If I highlight cell R26 the conditonal formatting formula still refers to cell R3 and AC3, not R26 & AC26. I'm using Excel 2010 but I don't recall this happening in 2003.

## Conditionally Format Cell Using Absolute Values And Relative Cell References?

Mar 25, 2013

Below is my code which isn't formatting the cells it's suppossed to. It looks like it isn't doing anything. I think the issue might be with the highlighted section of my code, but when I go to "Manage" my rules for conditional formatting, excel references the appropriate cell under the "Applies to" section. I am using relative cell references for for the majority of the rest of the code and this section follows a section that selects the correct cell for this conditional format.

Code:
Selection.FormatConditions(Selection.FormatConditions.Count).SetFirstPriority[code].....

## Split One Large Dollar Amount To Multiple Cells?

Apr 11, 2014

I have a group trip coming up where we took in a \$1000 deposit per person. The total amount is only in the main members cell. There will be two more payment amounts coming. I need to make certain each person has paid the total amount they are required for the trip. There are two possibilities for total trip amount. Double occupancy is \$15,500.00 and Triple is \$14,500 per person.

There is a unique Identifier for each registrant, except when there is a multiple person under one registration the identifier has all the same number except at the end. I figured out a way to strip the number down to just show the same number in one registered group. There could be up to 10 people under one registration. I might not have the best option for breaking down the Identifier number, but thought it would be a good start. Used the code Left(column, number).

Issue is this. How can I now take the total number of people under one group take the total deposit and split it between just that unique group so I can then determine what is still owed after payments are made.

## Relative Or Absolute References? (each Day Is Exactly 10 Rows)

Apr 25, 2007

To simplify matters each day is exactly 10 rows (including header).

I already have code in column D that populates each D row IF it is the first unique occurance of column B for each day.
The forumla in column E for rows 2-10 put a daily total by each unique occurance.

The problem:
Since I am using absolute references in E2-E10 to contain the totals for that day if I copy E-2 -> E10 to E12-E20 the totals will be incorrect.

If I use relative references in the formula it changes the range for the day which is also produces incorrect totals.

Question:

How would I copy the formulas in column E to the addtional days so that the ranges follow for the specific 10 row day that they are intended?

## Absolute References: The Sub Worksheets To Update Automatically

Aug 4, 2009

I have a workbook with a main worksheet where all the data entry and calculations are made and then I have "sub" worksheets which mirror subsets (specific columns) of the information from the main worksheet. When information in the main worksheet changes, or rows/columns are added, I want the sub worksheets to update automatically.

The only way I can figure out to do this is to use absolute references in the sub worksheets. Does anyone know how to change the references to be absolute (using the F4 function) without having to do them one by one? Or can anyone suggest how I can achieve this in another way.

## Absolute External References When Defining Names

Nov 29, 2006

I would like a defined name (1) in my excel document (A) to refer to another defined location (2) in an external document (B), which is a master document that will not move or be renamed. The main document (A) is one which will be copied to numerous locations within our company's network.

Therefore, I need the defined name (1) to have an absolute reference to the external document (B). At the moment I'm only able to get a relative reference, since Excel 'simplifies' the reference when both files are opened. Here is what I'm currently using: ='J:Invoice TemplateOffice list01 231106 List of offices.xls'!SiteNames

## Change From Absolute To Relative References With Excel Macro.

Sep 6, 2009

How to change from absolute references to relative references.

Example :
ws.Range("G" & NextRow).Formula = "=" & Range("H" & NextRow).Address & "+" & ws.Range("I" & NextRow).Address
This code return the absolute references---> =\$H\$365+\$I\$365
, and i want change to relative references, like this ---> =H365+I365

## Excel 2010 :: Absolute References Do Not Apply To Inserted Rows?

Nov 18, 2013

build a spreadsheet that reads information off of a Master sheet onto 4 other sheets. The hope is that by making changes ONLY to the Master sheet that the other 4 will update automatically.

And then we ran into the trouble of not being able to insert new lines onto the Master sheet without throwing everything off on the other sheets.

(I've attached an example.)

For instance, if I go to the Master sheet in the Test.xlsx attachment, I've left out Lima from the alphabet. So, I insert a new row onto the Master, switch back to the Formula sheet where it should (theoretically) just update the cells to display the new data.

Not so. The Formula sheet just skips the new A13 and keeps on going.

the primary one seems to be using Offset. Well, the coworker will be adding and deleting many, many rows over the course of the year, as it is a product log and we change our products often.

## Disable Automatic Absolute References When Linking To External Sheets?

May 30, 2014

Would be a massive time saver but can't find anything here or on Google on how to do this.

## Change Multiple Formula Range References Between Absolute/Relative

Mar 16, 2008

Is there a way to absolute reference multiple cells at one time?

## Sorting Large Amount Of Data

Nov 21, 2011

I have a large amount of data, 97000 rows and 4 columns that I need to sort every 26 rows starting with row 26. I only need 2 columns but I'll take all four, any easy way to accomplish this task. The data is position and time and the time is in seconds from which I need the 0,.5,1,1.5... all the way to 12577 seconds.

## Update Large Amount Of Worksheets

Jun 19, 2009

I have a large amount of worksheets that require a formula update. Update itself is simple. Each formula in the cell has to be devided by different cell. My problem is that I have a big number of worksheets to do this in and they are in different workbooks. Is there a faster way of doing it besides manually updating each cell?

## Finding Certain Values In Large Amount Of Data

May 8, 2013

I have a large amount of data and am trying to find certain values.

Firstly - I am looking for any cell which has the number 0 in it, as I need to edit that specific cell. However, when I search for the number 0, multiples of 10 (e.g. 10,20,30,etc) come up in my search. Is there anyway to find the number 0, without also finding the multiples of 10?

Secondly - I am also looking for values over 100, is there a search function which allows me to do this?

## Creating Spreadsheet With Large Amount Of Data?

Nov 11, 2013

I am creating a spread sheet with a large amount of data.

In column a I have a list of managers, in B I have a list of employees and C, I have a list of activities that have been recorded throughout the day.

What I want to do is create a list (on a new sheet) so in column A that would bring back all the managers. Then in column B, bring back the employee that is tied to the manager from column A and finally in column C, bring back the activity that is tied to the employee.

I know how I can do this by doing list validation with INDIRECT, but with the large amount of data that I have this would take forever in a day.

Is there an easier and quicker way to do this?

## Stop Large Amount Of Data On Clipboard Message

Sep 12, 2007

I have some code to open up another workbook, take the data from sheet1 in it, copy it to a sheet in the first book, and then close the opened workbook. My problem is that whenever it closes the workbook it gives me the large amount of data on clipboard window that I must then click 'No' on before it will proceed. I thought that making CutCopyMode = False would fix that, but it hasnt worked. Heres the bit of code that does this:

CutCopyMode = False
Workbooks.Open Filename:= _
"G:InventoryInventory.xls"
Range("A1:M500").Select
Selection.Copy
Windows("Inventory Report.xls").Activate
Sheets("Vis-W").Select
Cells.Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("A1").Select
Windows("Inventory.xls").Activate
CutCopyMode = False
ActiveWindow.Close
Sheets("Main").Select

## Using SUMIFS On A Large Amount Of Data - Numeric Value Stored As Text?

Aug 1, 2012

I was using SUMIFS on a large amount of data, but wasn't getting back the exact sum that I needed.

It turns out that I had cells with values similar to the following

Code:
000123
0123
Basically, text fields with the same numerical values, except for the number of leading zeros. Due to the nature of the table, the number of leading zeros is important.When I did SUMIFS, it counted the sum of the two values together. For example with the following:
Item
Batch
Qty

ABC
123
1

It appears that even if a numeric value is stored as text, SUMIFS treats it like a number.

## Macro- Large Amount Of Data In A Single Spread Sheet

Jul 17, 2008

I have a large amount of data in a single spread sheet. Each row has a branch number on it, there are multiple branch numbers. Each branch number is located in Column A. I want to separate this sheet and put all of the branch numbers into their own sheet. how to do this without manually copying and pasting?

## Macro Close Workbooks - Large Amount Of Data On Clipboard Msg

Mar 8, 2005

I am using the close.workbook command in VBA to close a workbook I opened to copy data from. I am getting a message that says "You have a large amount of data on the clipboard. Do you want it available?" What command do I use in VBA say no to this message?

## Excel 2003 :: Column Function Insert Within Large Amount Of Data

Nov 27, 2012

I am trying to insert three columns within a large amount of data. I am using Excel 2003 edition. The three columns need to measure max, min, and standard deviation of month long ranges and the data goes all the way back to 1993.

Currently, I have a column that has the correct ranges but finds the average for each month

(=AVERAGE(\$H7214:\$H7243))...

And many more ranges as it dates back all the way to '93. Is there a possible way to insert these three columns with their respective commands (=MAX... =MIN... etc.) while keeping all the ranges from the AVERAGE column.

In effect, I am looking to solely switch the begining of the column command

(=AVERAGE(\$H7214:\$H7243)) to (=MIN(\$H7214:\$H7243) etc...

While keeping all of the specified ranges from the AVERAGE column.

## Reconciling Large Amount Of Data When VLookup And Match / Index Not Ideal

Nov 12, 2013

I need a little coaching on big data. I have two reports, one from a production system the other from the invoicing system. I need to reconcile the two reports to ensure our invoicing ties out to production. At this time I am focusing on 1 particular item code, but there are potentially hundreds of item codes.

I have 1 Item Code.
I have a around a hundred invoices. (Sample 100)
I have a few hundred different customers. (Sample 100)
I have several hundred lines of billing data. (Sample 650)
I have several thousand lines of production data. (Sample 40,000)
In the billing system, per invoice I might have 1 or more billing lines for this item, usually no more than 2.
In the production system, per invoice I might have 5 to 50 or more production lines for this item per invoice.

Example
Prod System:
30 lines of data has a run amount and a total run amount for each line.

I am looking for tools to reconcile this data. VLookup and Index/Matching is not cutting it. VLOOKUP does not move beyond the first line found. Index/Matching wants to add all the prod together. I can get subtotals easy enough. I have tried Concatenation, but when it takes multiple production data lines to equal 1 billing line, this does not work. I needs some thing that can look at the Qty on a billing invoice and tie it out to various lines of production data to identify which production jobs went on that line of the invoice.

Here is a sample. These are fairly easy to resolve, but others are not so easy due to number of production and billing rows.

Invoice number
Billing item
Est. Quantity
Actual quantity
Billable Qty
Sales order
Position number
Sequence
Agreement
Billing source
Description
Total Billable Qty

[Code] ..........

## Converting Formulas To Relative/absolute References With Formulas Referencing Other Sheets

Dec 15, 2008

I've found a few macros that will automate changing cell references from absolute to relative and they work great. However, when I run the macros on formulas that have references to another worksheet or workbook, the macro will not work correctly.

## Copy Selected Cells, Then Change To Absolute Cell Reference

Oct 28, 2009

I need a macro to do this small task for me. Preferably it should execute when I have selected a cell and press a command button. Here's the way it should work:

Copy the cell I have selected