# Change Multiple Formula Range References Between Absolute/Relative

Mar 16, 2008

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

## 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

## 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*")

## 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?

## 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!

## Add Relative/Absolute Formula To Range Macro

Sep 22, 2007

using a macro im trying to paste in a sum formula, however this will be pasted onto different sheets and the number of records will be different for each so i cannot use absolute locations. the only constant is that all ranges will start in row I9. when it runs the following code

Range("G" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell = "Total"
Range("I" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(I8:R[-1]C)"
Range("J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=Sum(J8:R[-1]C)"
Range("I:J" & (ActiveCell.Row)).Select
Selection.Copy
Range("I4:J4").PasteSpecial

it fills in =SUM('I8':I13) how can i make it insert it without the ' ' around the I9? and how can i select the two cells? (again, cannot be absolute..)

## Change Relative Reference To Absolute

Apr 4, 2014

I have an Excel workbook with multiple worksheets. One of the worksheets has a live data feed for stock updates. I extract data from the live feed (it's in multiple sentences) and pull it into 6 columns. In another worksheet, I pull those 6 columns into the sheet through the use of Index / Match. That second sheet has additional formulas that essentially analyze the data. As the data refreshes, the existing data moves down the column.

What I didn't think about was the fact that at times, a stock may be listed several times because different brokers are offering updates. Because I used Index / Match, it will look for the first match from the top and display that data in the relevant columns. Unfortunately, some of the data needs to stay with the matching row (and stock ticker) but because of the way I wrote the formulas in Index / Match, it just finds the first matching target and displays that data.

I can correct this by using an absolute reference (\$) but I can't find a way to "copy down" formulas using absolute references. I also have one column of cells that contain 1 absolute reference and one relative reference.

I'll re-write this manually if I have to but I have 1,800 cells to change.

## 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].....

## 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.

## Using A Relative Or Absolute? Cell In Formula

Feb 20, 2009

I'm working on my first real macro - so I'm a greenhorn. I've spent a few hours trying to research a solution, but most threads are too technical for me so I'm hoping someone can really help me out.

I am trying to use a formula that references a cell that changes day to day from when I use the macro. I need to use a formula which grabs from a cell in a non concrete location. Let me try and show you what I mean.

From I4:I10, I need a formula like this:

## Absolute Column And Relative Row Not Working In Formula?

Mar 15, 2014

I have a below formula which extracts the v and number attached to it I would like to copy this across all columns and change row for each column. So for example 1st column reference will be B4, the second column would have a reference B5 and so on, it's probably worth to mention that cells I am referencing to are in other sheet hence why there's Ref! before B4 is this why absolute column and relative row not working?

## Excel 2007 :: Converting Formula From Absolute To Relative Reference?

Aug 13, 2013

I am migrating a bookkeepping spreadsheet from Quattro v12 (c2001) to Excel 2007 and have hit a stone wall over relative 3-D references.

In this workbook each sheet holds data for one month, and this includes some lagging-12-month calculations -- that is, summing a range on a single cell for the preceding 12 sheets (including this one).

Unexpectedly, this formula:
=ISUM('201206:201305'!M6)

gives absolute references, even though I put in no dollar signs after the sheet names. This means it gives the wrong answer when copied to the next sheet to start a new month.

I can find no reference at all to converting the above formula from absolute to relative reference.

## Relative References To Named Range

Jan 17, 2005

I have a spreadsheet with very long formulas that reference a whole lot of variables in the same column. I tried naming the cells so that writing of the formula is easier to do. However, I need to copy the column across for other entities of varying nature, and these copied cells refer to the same named cell. Can I name a cell and copy it sideways so that it retains some sort of name with allusion to the column that it is in?

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I have tried copying a formula with a named range and, as expected, it maintains an absolute reference. Is there a way that he might be able to copy but drop the absolute reference and copy with relative references. Can I place something in front - the equivalent to the \$ sign, but rather a relative sign.

## Using Relative References In Range Names

Jun 5, 2009

I have a workbook with a single worksheet. The worksheet includes some named ranges, which are used in a dynamic chart (so that when I add data, the chart updates).

I want to duplicate worksheet#1 so that I can have worksheets 2, 3, 4 etc.

Thus I can paste new data in the new worksheets, and have all my calculations done.

Naturally, the only probelm is the graph. It is using the named ranges from worksheet #1.

Is there a solution, so that I don't have to re-create my graphs on each worksheet? (each worksheet has varying numbers of rows, AND, I will be updating each worksheet with new data from time to time, thus the need for a dynamic chart)

## 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.

## Replace Blanks With Formula With Relative References

May 13, 2014

So have large spreadsheet with grid of elevations. Each column/row is 1 foot grid. There are blanks in it where there was no elevation data available. I need to interpolate those elevations using the surrounding known elevations. I can setup the interpolation just fine using a circular reference but what i am having trouble with is getting formula into all the cells. I need to replace blanks with formula that averages all four cells around it.

This will result in circular references that will interpolate from known points nearby. So for example if cell D4 was blank formula needs to be

=(D3+E4+D5+C4)/4. D5 would be =(D4+E5+D6+C5)/4.

I have been playing around trying to make a macro or something to do this but am not having any luck. Basically need to find/replace all blanks with formula above but so the formula references the cells around it properly.

## Copy Relative References Whilst Using Range Names

Jul 20, 2006

eg say you call (ie insert a range name) cell A1 "firstcell", B1 "secondcell", then A2 "divisor1" and B2 "divisor2". if you put a formula in A3 which is "=A1/A2", how do you copy and paste this formula into B3 but getting the formula to reference B1/B2 rather than firstcell/divisor1, as it does by default?

## Formula Change To Gather The Absolute ABS Sum Instead Of The Net

Jan 17, 2010

I am using the following forumla, it gathers the net sum of a column of \$ amounts.

I need to have it changed to gather the Absolute ABS total instead.

=SUMIFS(\$B\$23:\$B\$500,\$A\$23:\$A\$500,">="&\$V23,\$A\$23:\$A\$500,"<"&EDATE(\$V23,1))

V23 has a date "Month" value.

## Relative But Changes To Absolute While Running...

Oct 14, 2008

I have a list of values in column A, and want to display in column B, in the cell where the cursor is when the macro is started (let's call it Bn), the sum of values (An:An-11), where n can be any row where there are values to be added. The following works fine.

## Relative & Absolute Ranges

Feb 6, 2009

I'm using the following formula: = LOOKUP(\$H5,I27:I32,J\$27:J\$32)- SUMIF(H5:H18,H5,J\$4:J4). It's returning an incorrect value of "0". If I click in the formula bar, then click on the "fx" button & bring up the "Function Arguments" window. This gives a formula result of "4" (the correct value). Why is the cell value not the same? Are the formulas unreliable or volatile

## Change Worksheet Named Range To Absolute Values?

Feb 28, 2012

Have a query that pulls general ledger data. Named Range SALES defined for Sales Account numbers. What is the best way to always have SALES (which pulls as negative number) converted to absolute values?

I have in my mind that it would be some sort of worksheet change event . . . but I don't really grasp the byval/byref TARGET concept by itself, let alone whether it can work on a named range.

## How To Do Absolute / Relative / Mixed Reference

Apr 14, 2007

This is what I need to be doing:

Write cell K5 as a relative reference, absolute reference, mixed reference with the row varying, and mixed reference with the column varying.

How do I do that?

## Relative/absolute Macro Recording

May 12, 2007

I'm trying to create a macro using Tools/Macro/ Record a New Macro. I need to record in the relative mode, but I cannot find the Relative/Absolute button. I have gone to Tools/Macro/Stop Recording but it only allows me to stop recording. I am on excel 2002

## Absolute/Relative Ranges In Formulas

Oct 22, 2007

I have a Formula = SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE197,'Master List'!AG3:AG190)
When I copy this formula the next line is as Follows =SUMIF('Master List'!B4:B191,AE197,'Master List'!AG4:AG191) Is there something I can do to in order to make so that when I copy the formula is would read =SUMIF('Master List'!B3:B190,AE198,'Master List'!AG3:AG190). Elliott Auto Merged Post;Nevermind I used the formula = SUMIF('Master List'!\$B\$3:\$B\$190,AE197,'Master List'!\$AG\$3:\$AG\$190)

## 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

## 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

## 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?