# Cell Reference :: Formula To Reference New Cells

Feb 15, 2010
I have lets say 12 months of data. I have formulas that reference the latest 6 months. When I insert a new column to input a new month, how can I make the formulas include the new months without manually updating them.

EXAMPLE:

12 months of data exist in cells B3:M3 going from B3(oldest) to M3(newest). Formulas reference latest 6 months of data in cells H3:M3. When a new month hits, I insert a column after column M.I would like the formulas to now reference cells I3:N3 which is now the newest 6 months.

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Jun 11, 2008

I have 5 columns set up: A,B,C,D,E

D is the sum of A and B

E is the sum of A,B,and C

As I add in a new column to the right of C (call it C2), I need D (which has shifted over one) to sum A,B, and C.

I also need E (which has also shifted over one) to sum A,B,C, and C2.

Essentially I need a function in a cell that will be able to reference two cells to the left even as more cells are added.

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Aug 14, 2006

I have the following formula in cell L51 of all sheets calculating the volume depending on the monthly index that is chosen from the drop down menu in a particular sheet. =If(MIndex=0, SUM(D33:L50),If(MIndex=1,SUM(D34:L50),If(MIndex=2,SUM(D35:L50), 0))). I am getting the following message and I do not understand what it is about.

Microsoft Office Excel cannot calculate a formula. Cell references in the formula refer to the formula's result, creating a circular reference. Try one of the following

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Jan 8, 2012

How do I change a formula cell reference based on another cell's reference? I'm building a schedule that looks to a task's trigger and adds days based on that relationship. All entries in column "A" will be text and all cells in "B" will be the simple formula "=A2" or "=A3". Due date is calculated by adding the value in "C" to the preceding date in column "D". In the spreadsheet below, the trigger for "Budget set" is "Specs written" with 3 days added to the previous due date.

________A________________B_____________C_________D

1 Task___________Trigger_____________Days_____Due Date

2 Design begins__Proj OK______________10____10-Jan

3 Specs written__Design begins (A2)____5____15-Jan (D2+C3)

4 Budget set_____Specs written (A3)____3____18-Jan (D3+C4)

If the trigger for A4, "Budget set", changed from A3 to A2, is there a way that the formula that determines the due date in D4 could read the trigger cell reference in B4 so that the value in the corresponding row in column "C" is added in the date column?

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Mar 6, 2008

A 'Days Attended' cell (N8) and a 'Days Absent' cell (O8). N8 needs to count the number of "Present" values there are on another worksheet. The other worksheet has dates across the top and names down the side.

When i use

=COUNTIF("Attendance!C9:Z9", "Present"),

and the next date comes along the formula changes to

=COUNTIF("Attendance!D9:AA9", "Present")

ie. the reference moves a column across - the new date's absent or present is not counted. Using =COUNTIF(INDIRECT("Attendance!C9:Z9"), "Present"). is no good because when i add a new name i need the row reference to move down as a row is inserted. ie. both person's formulas count the same row. So, my question: I need the columns to stay the same - C:Z (leyway for future dates) and the rows to change as i insert or delete people from the system.

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Nov 20, 2012

Wanted to know if there is a macro that can copy the selection of cells and paste it as a formula with original cell refernce.

For Example :

Copy Selection Cells - Say Cells A1 B1 & C1

and Paste It as formula In Cell D1 as =A1+B1+C1

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Jul 14, 2014

Is it possible to reference a cells value to define a range reference?

[Code] ......

I am trying to define the row value in the range reference with a value in a secondary cell?

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Mar 26, 2009

=INDEX(INDIRECT('Quote Detail IP'!$C$10&'Quote Detail IP'!$C$5&"!$A:$DC"),MATCH(B1,INDEX(INDIRECT('Quote Detail IP'!$C$10&'Quote Detail IP'!$C$5&"!$A:$DC"),,1),0),MATCH(A1,INDEX(INDIRECT('Quote Detail IP'!$C$10&'Quote Detail IP'!$C$5&"!$A:$DC"),1,),0))

Where

A1= "M16" and B2= "185%RPIT630"

'Quote Detail IP'!$C$10&'Quote Detail IP'!$C$5=QxTermAge63

Can some on tell me why this is raising a Circular Reference!!

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Mar 11, 2009

I have a table that displays data from another worksheet. This is what the cell reference behind the table look like:

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Jul 20, 2014

I have a workbook with 1000+ worksheets, all of which have 3-letter names. On a master sheet, I would like to make a query of how many non-empty cells there are on a subsidiary worksheet. This works:

Code:

=COUNTA(ABC!A:A)

What I'd like to do from time to time is input in column A a varying set of 3-letter worksheet names, say

AAB

ABC

CDE

And have a formula in column B that converts this to

=COUNTA(AAB!A:A)

=COUNTA(ABC!A:A)

=COUNTA(CDE!A:A)

I've learned that simply substituting the cell references A1, A2, A3 for AAB, ABC and CDE doesn't work. What do I need to do to achieve this?

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Nov 19, 2003

I'm trying to do: In Book2.xls, Sheet1, Column A, I have a list of tab names in another workbook (2003 Com October.xls). In column B of Sheet1, I want to utilize what's in column A to pull data from the correct tab in 2003 Com October.xls. Here's what the result should resemble:

******** ******************** ************************************************************************>Microsoft Excel - Book2___Running: xl2002 XP : OS = Windows XP (F)ile (E)dit (V)iew (I)nsert (O)ptions (T)ools (D)ata (W)indow (H)elp (A)boutB2B3B4B5B6B7=

ABCD1Onyx*IDName**2acgattikhickert**3acgattikhickert**4acgattikhickert**5acgattikhickert**6agomesnbizman**7athomasmweaver**Sheet1*

[HtmlMaker 2.42] To see the formula in the cells just click on the cells hyperlink or click the Name box

PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS TABLE IMAGE ON SAME PAGE! OTHEWISE, ERROR OF JavaScript OCCUR.

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Jan 5, 2008

I'm using this formula (in Cells D4:D10) to tabulate hours being spent on various testing activity categories (N,O,R,E,U,A,D). Is there a method I can use to permit me to change the range of cells being tabulated using Named Ranges or some sort of substitution?

= SUMIF($C$15:$C$89,C4,OFFSET($C$15:$C$89,0,4))

for example I would like to use the value I present in cell A2 as the starting point (for the range) & B2 as the end point (for the range) of cells being evaluated. In other words the improved formula would look like this.

=SUMIF(A2:B2,C4,OFFSET(A2:B2,0,4)) -or something like that-

See attached for reference!

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Oct 21, 2007

"Enter a formula that adds the total gross sales for the first quarter in cell B6 in the Q1 worksheet and total gross sales for the current quarter in cell G18 in the Q2 worksheet"

**First ungroup the grouped worksheet

How am i going to formula a total gross that i don't even know what is the first quarter? i don't see anything for first quarter? and in Q2 worksheet G18 i already did =SUM formula Ungroup the worksheet? i don't think my worksheet is even group?? how i ungroup it?

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May 22, 2014

I'm dealing with forecasting invoices. The main column 'BALANCE' has a formula referencing the previous cell and then adding or subtracting invoices (ENTRY). The problem I have is that I'll put values in ENTRY that I expect to come in at some point but as they arrive I need to change the order of the cells. So I'm constantly changing the order and then it changes the formula in BALANCE. I tried absolute cells (and even found a work around way to flow absolute cells by flowing then viewing formulas then using the replace function but that didn't work.

So my formula in BALANCE is:

=$I$173+$E$174-$G$174

but if I move G174 to another cell I'd like to keep the BALANCE formula to stay G174 instead of following the move.

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Jun 27, 2014

How to make a formula with references to certain cells, so I can sort the sheet but keep the formula referring to the same cells as before the sorting?

In the example I illustrated the problem: when I sort the data, the formula refers to the same cells which have now different values, so the calculation is not right anymore.

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Mar 6, 2014

i need a macro which puts the formulas into the cells as per attached.

the number of rows between the "beam" can be variable

the number next to the beam will be variable.

the number of "beam" rows is vaiable

my thoughts where to do a find"beam" and refernce the cells address the create formulas off those points but dont have the skill to code this

beam macro.xlsx

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Nov 5, 2006

I have a problem using indirect in a counta function. Basically, I want to count the number of used cells in a range. However, there would be insertions to the rows (using the insert row) on top of the range.

my function is now =counta(indirect(" events database"!"A"&M22&":A"&M500)

However, this formula returns an error. What have I typed wrongly?

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May 14, 2014

I am trying to find a formula that will allow me to reference another page in my spread sheet. In my scenario the row I am referencing has 5 consectutive numbers after the reference point I would use for a vlookup. These numbers are all zeros except for one number in each row which will be a positive number greater than zero. I want my formula to check the first cell in the row, if it is not a zero it will show that number, but if this cell contains 0, then it moves over to the next cell. If all the cells in the row have a zero, then i just want zero to appear on my summary sheet. I tried to do a vlookup with an IF function, but I couldn't get it to work. I have attached a sample of what the spreadsheet looks like.Example doc.xlsx

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Mar 25, 2009

I am creating a spreadsheet which creates a bulk of data from a front sheet.

The question is:

Is there a way to automatically copy a fixed formula for 100 cells using one fixed cell reference such as $A$1 and then automatically after 100 cells replace $A$1 with $A$2, after another 100 with $A$3 and so on?

Explanation with Example:

For example, Sheet1 contains the words "Green Tree" in Cell A1 and Sheet2 will then place "Green Tree" into 100 different sentences such as:

Plant a Green Tree

Grow a Green Tree today

This would be created with the formula ="Grow a "&'Sheet1'!$A$1& " today"

After 100 different variations using the formula I want to change that formula to reference cell A2 on Sheet1.

I know if I place "Red Tree" in Cell A2 and use the formula ="Grow a "&'Sheet1'!$A$2& " today" I can do this manually using find and replace for the 100 cells, but I want to do this for 100 different variations of Green Tree to create a 10,000 different sentences so I'd need to find and replace 100 times!

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Jul 28, 2012

I am using the DOB formula of =DATEDIF(AA19,NOW(),"y") & " years, " & DATEDIF(AA19,NOW(),"ym") & " months, " & DATEDIF(AA19,NOW(),"md") & " days". In the next cell I want it to look at the previous cell and determine if "older than 2 years". I have tried the "search" and isnumber, but I keep getting the wrong answer.

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Jul 26, 2009

Hello,

I am trying to create a formula in Excel to preform a "SUM" on cells that only have a letter Y (as in "yes") in the cell next to them.

For example

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May 11, 2012

I need to display cell AV13 from sheet 2 on sheet 1. To do this I go to sheet one and in the cell I type =Sheet2!AV13 and voila I get my value. My problem is AV13 is determined by two list boxes, one finds the column AV (named the cell that holds this value as StageColumn) and the other finds the row (named SubCatRow). What I want to do is have a cell that gets this information from Sheet 2. I tried to concatenate the string, but all I get is the text.

The concatenation string was =concatenate("='Sheet2'!",F25)

I have F25 containing the formula =Address(StageColumn,SubCatRow)

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Mar 24, 2013

i have a table of data and a formula at the right which gives the max of that data and would like to get the row header and column header of the cell that is giving me the maximum value

e.g on the below the maximum value is 24346.3 and i would like to have in another cell Australia Diversified REITs

Diversified REITs

Homebuilding

Industrial REITs

[Code].....

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May 22, 2009

I am trying to figure out how to reference the formula from another cell. For example, say cell A1 has the formula =indirect(address(row(),2)). Assume B1 equals 10 and B2 equals 20. The formula in A1 would yield 10. How can I make A2 reference the formula in A1 so that A2 yields 20? I need it to actually reference the formula in A1, simply copying and pasting A1 or dragging A1 will not suffice.

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Feb 18, 2010

I currently have the formula =+'Mar-Final'!$C10*M3/N3.

I would like to have the 'Mar part be input from a cell.

For instance, if I put Feb in cell A3, then the formula would look like ='Feb-Final'!$C10*M3/N3.

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Jul 31, 2008

I have a column (A1:A26) with a series of numbers which I want to multiply by a second variable in another column (Sheetb:C1). So I write a formula for a new column - =A1*Sheetb!C1. I want to multiply each value in (A1:A26) with just the value from Sheetb:C1. However, when I drag the 'fill series' pointer down, it automatically increments the cell its is multiplying by i.e. 1st cell is A1 X SheetB!C1, 2nd cell is A2XSheetB!C2... However I want it all multiplied by SheetB!C1.

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Apr 25, 2014

Let's say I've ended up with the number 8 in Cell D4 for example. Is there a formula that can return the letter "G" (The 8th Column) so I can use it in future cell references ? If so, let's say we store that in Cell B5. How do I now refer to a cell in a chosen Row of that same Column by reference to Cell B5 ? For example if I want to refer to Cell G33 can you refer to this Cell in some form like Cell(Contents of Cell B5;33) ??? Don't want to use R1C1 type references if possible.

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Feb 2, 2014

I have a spreadsheet with temperature data, all in one column (D), that was recorded every 10 minutes for several months. In two adjacent columns (E & F), I would like to record the daily max and min temperatures. I can manually do this with MAX and MIN formulas in column E and F respectively, MAX(D1:D144). But when I copy this formula to the next row, I get MAX(D2:D145) when what I really want is MAX(D145:D288)....and so on...

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Jun 6, 2006

I am looking for a formula or something - that when a reference number is used - it popluates cells from a list. Attached is a sample spreadsheet - 2 worksheets are being used - 1 is Purchase List and the 2nd is Fax Commitment. When reference no is filled in on the Fax Commitment sheet and it = the same reference no as on the Purchase List - I need it to populate the appropriate fields (in this case I have colour coded)

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Apr 10, 2014

I have a formula to extract the worksheet name and add the "!" to it so it can be used in a copied formula... I'm just having trouble writing the formula to reference the text in the cell with the worksheet name. If it's easier, I also have the list of worksheets without the "!" - e.g., Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3, etc...

I want the formula to calculate, in my example, the sum of 2 cells on a different worksheet.

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