Cell value/filename question...

I'm using forumulas like these to extract data from several differen
files: =SUM('Coins\[coin value.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3). I have a colum
that has all the filenames listed, but it's a huge hassle to go throug
and change the formula each time I start a new row (keyword). What 
need is something like this: =SUM('Coins\[A3.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3). 
As you can see, I'm trying to get Excel to think that A3 really equal
'coin value'. I know this is possible with concatenation (it would tak
a few extra steps) but I need all the data right in front of me as I'
working.

Does anyone know of any solution to my dilemma?

Thank you

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If you put the workbook name into another cell, you could use =indirect() to
build the reference to the other workbook.

The bad news is that =indirect() will return an error if that other workbook
isn't open.

Harlan Grove wrote a UDF called PULL that will retrieve the value from a closed
workbook.

You can find the function at Harlan's FTP site:
ftp://members.aol.com/hrlngrv/
Look for pull.zip

AlexJ wrote:
> 
> I'm using forumulas like these to extract data from several different
> files: =SUM('Coins\[coin value.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3). I have a column
> that has all the filenames listed, but it's a huge hassle to go through
> and change the formula each time I start a new row (keyword). What I
> need is something like this: =SUM('Coins\[A3.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3). -
> As you can see, I'm trying to get Excel to think that A3 really equals
> 'coin value'. I know this is possible with concatenation (it would take
> a few extra steps) but I need all the data right in front of me as I'm
> working.
> 
> Does anyone know of any solution to my dilemma?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
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> AlexJ
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petersod (12004)
9/14/2005 6:32:09 PM
Thanks for the reply, David.

I just found out about the indirect.ext addin (which I already hav
installed, coincidentally enough). However, I can't seem to get it t
work right. Let's say I have the name of a worksheet in A1, we'll cal
it "coin value.xls." Here's what I'm using to pull the data from tha
worksheet:

> 'Keyword Groups\Coins\[coin value.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3 
What I'm looking for is something like this:
> 'Keyword Groups\Coins\[A1]Group Costs'!$A$3
This will save me an incredible amount of time :). Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help

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9/14/2005 7:16:03 PM
I've never used that addin. 

Maybe someone else can jump in.

AlexJ wrote:
> 
> Thanks for the reply, David.
> 
> I just found out about the indirect.ext addin (which I already have
> installed, coincidentally enough). However, I can't seem to get it to
> work right. Let's say I have the name of a worksheet in A1, we'll call
> it "coin value.xls." Here's what I'm using to pull the data from that
> worksheet:
> 
> > 'Keyword Groups\Coins\[coin value.xls]Group Costs'!$A$3
> What I'm looking for is something like this:
> > 'Keyword Groups\Coins\[A1]Group Costs'!$A$3
> This will save me an incredible amount of time :). Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks for your help!
> 
> --
> AlexJ
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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9/14/2005 8:36:57 PM
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