#### Formula "Change" Problem

Situation:

In cell A1, I have a simple formula that sums the data in the following
6 horizontal cells.

The formula is =SUM(B1:G1)

I want this formula to never change under any circumstance.

The problem is if I insert a column before in front of column B the
formula changes to the following:

=SUM(C1:H1)

The spreadsheet is setup so that it is supposed to calculate a rolling
6 week total. Each new week a new column will be inserted and the data
for the new week entered.

How can i keep the formula from changing as the worksheet changes?

Thank you in adnvance to anyone that may be able to help.
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The following should work for you:

=SUM(INDIRECT("B1:G1"))

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HTH,
Laura Cook
Appleton, WI

"mholc3 >" <<mholc3.10gnex@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Situation:
>
> In cell A1, I have a simple formula that sums the data in the following
> 6 horizontal cells.
>
> The formula is =SUM(B1:G1)
>
> I want this formula to never change under any circumstance.
>
> The problem is if I insert a column before in front of column B the
> formula changes to the following:
>
> =SUM(C1:H1)
>
> The spreadsheet is setup so that it is supposed to calculate a rolling
> 6 week total. Each new week a new column will be inserted and the data
> for the new week entered.
>
> How can i keep the formula from changing as the worksheet changes?
>
> Thank you in adnvance to anyone that may be able to help.
> --
> mholc3
>
>
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> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
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lwilde (28)
1/23/2004 1:31:12 AM
Hi,

Use INDIRECT function to keep a reference unchangeable, like this:

=SUM(INDIRECT("B1:G1"))

Problem in your example is that if you insert a column before this
formula, then it would create a circular reference (hence the function
is in B1 and B1 is part of the sum area)

- Asser

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