#### Duplicating cells with formula's

```I'm havnig a problem that I just can't figure out...
I have the formula....

=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!
A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")

I need to copy the formula down a column from row 3 - 280 only
changing the A2 after each vlookup to the next corrisponding A3, a4,
a5.  etc. When I drag the little plus down it copies it but adjusts it
incorrectly.

Example of how I want it to look....
This formula would go in Column A Starting Row 2
Row 2:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
Row 3:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A3,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A3,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
Row 4:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A4,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A4,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
etc to Row 260

Example of how it actually looks.....
Row 2:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
Row 3:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A3,Sheet3!A4:B281,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A3,Sheet3!A4:B281,2,FALSE),"")
Row 4:=IF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A4,Sheet3!A5:B282,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
(A4,Sheet3!A5:B282,2,FALSE),"")

I'm tried using the replace tool, but Can't get it right.
Without manually typing it, lots of formulas to retype.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Excel 2007

Thanks!
Shaun
```
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shaunholtz (11)
8/13/2009 8:47:47 PM
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```You need to fix the references to the table so that it does not change
when you copy it down. You do this by putting \$ symbols in front of
(in this case) the row references, and in doing so they become
absolute references rather than relative - you can find out more in XL
Help, but your formula would become:

=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A\$3:B\$280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A
\$3:B\$280,2,FALSE),"")

Now when you copy it down the table will not change.

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Aug 13, 9:47=A0pm, Storm_21_924 <shaunho...@comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm havnig a problem that I just can't figure out...
> I have the formula....
>
> =3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!
> A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
>
> I need to copy the formula down a column from row 3 - 280 only
> changing the A2 after each vlookup to the next corrisponding A3, a4,
> a5. =A0etc. When I drag the little plus down it copies it but adjusts it
> incorrectly.
>
> Example of how I want it to look....
> This formula would go in Column A Starting Row 2
> Row 2:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
> Row 3:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A3,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A3,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
> Row 4:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A4,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A4,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
> etc to Row 260
>
> Example of how it actually looks.....
> Row 2:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A2,Sheet3!A3:B280,2,FALSE),"")
> Row 3:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A3,Sheet3!A4:B281,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A3,Sheet3!A4:B281,2,FALSE),"")
> Row 4:=3DIF(ISNUMBER(VLOOKUP(A4,Sheet3!A5:B282,2,FALSE)),VLOOKUP
> (A4,Sheet3!A5:B282,2,FALSE),"")
>
> I'm tried using the replace tool, but Can't get it right.
> Without manually typing it, lots of formulas to retype.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated..
> Excel 2007
>
> Thanks!
> Shaun

```
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pashurst (2576)
8/13/2009 9:02:09 PM
```Perfect!!!  That's exactly what I'm looking for.. I've been racking my
brain, completely forgot about absolutes vs relatives.

Thanks for you help!

```
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shaunholtz (11)
8/13/2009 9:08:01 PM
```You're welcome, Storm - thanks for feeding back.

Pete

On Aug 13, 10:08=A0pm, Storm_21_924 <shaunho...@comcast.net> wrote:
> Perfect!!! =A0That's exactly what I'm looking for.. I've been racking my
> brain, completely forgot about absolutes vs relatives.
>
> Thanks for you help!

```
 0
pashurst (2576)
8/13/2009 9:31:08 PM

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