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Hi! I work with an excel document with 7 different sheets. its kinda a budget, and I am stuck. I have copied all the information from one sheet to another with the formula ='Total investment'!$A$2:$N$133, and they are moving perfectly together as I want them to do. However, in two of the columns - which are different in all the sheets because its different countries - are not moving when I add a new column in the total investment sheet. If I add one new line - the line shows up in the other sheets but the numbers are not following. So if it says "1" in D5, it should move to D6 when I add a line...

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Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:13

hello

User
15/08/2018 - 01:13

hi!

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:14

Can you please share the file you are working on?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:16

Do I have to ?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:17

Its a bugdet for a company an I am not allowed to share it..

User
15/08/2018 - 01:17

I guess it would make it easier but yeh..

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:17

You can send me a demo file, as it would be better to have a look into the problme

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:17

*problem

User
15/08/2018 - 01:18

I dont know what a demo file is ?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:19

I mean the part of the file you are facing problem with

User
15/08/2018 - 01:20

ah okey, I just deleted some of the columns it should be fine now

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:21

Sure, thanks, attach it please

User
15/08/2018 - 01:22

How do I do that

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:22

There is a clip symbol on your side

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:22

Press that to attach the file

User
15/08/2018 - 01:23

It doesnt allow me to add any excel files

User
15/08/2018 - 01:24

found it !

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:24

Great!

User
15/08/2018 - 01:25

Now it says - Attachment has an invalid file extension

User
15/08/2018 - 01:25

so I cannot upload it

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:25

does your file has extension xlsm?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:26

or xlsx?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:26

I dont know ? How do I find out

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:26

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DM6Agm0PIQAEHvScvZCyBNg4GK1gfzJ1530sIL3TyPE/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:27

copy-paste your data in the link

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:29

you there?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:29

yeah !

User
15/08/2018 - 01:29

Im copying it in right now

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:29

Sure thanks

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:31

now tell me

User
15/08/2018 - 01:31

So I need to get the numbers under quantity needed to move with the rest when I add another line in sheet 7

User
15/08/2018 - 01:32

Its formulas in most of the cells, exept that column since its different for each country - but It still has to move with the rest if I add a new line

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:34

So the line will be added on top?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:34

or bottom - it moves all the time

User
15/08/2018 - 01:36

so in sheet number 6 in B8 which is the number 3 - always has to follow the brand name which is ESKO - even though I add a line in sheet 7

User
15/08/2018 - 01:37

But I dont think any of my formulas followed when I copied it

User
15/08/2018 - 01:37

='Total investment'!$A$2:$K$130

User
15/08/2018 - 01:38

This is the formula I have used to copy all my information - so it is always updated whateve rI do in the sheet total investment .. but I removed the forumla from quantity needed since its going to be different from each country

User
15/08/2018 - 01:39

and when I add a new line in total investment - everything follows - exept the line Quantity needed.

User
15/08/2018 - 01:40

I just need a method where I can connect a cell to another so it always follow it or something

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:40

Sheet 7 here is the TotalInvestment...sheet?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:40

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:41

In that case adding new data at top of Sheet 7 might create problem

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:41

Otherwise it should not

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:42

You are facing the problem whenever you add data at top of Sheet 7?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:43

or wherever in sheet 7 - the number under quatity needed does not move

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:44

Does other sheets will replicate sheet 7 as it is?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:44

Is ther any way I can connect a cell to another so it always follows this one including the number inside of the cell ?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:47

do you understand ?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:48

Yes, let me see

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:49

So as you said, your Sheet 6 D8 should always say 3 and A8 say ESKO?

User
15/08/2018 - 01:50

Well yes, unless I add a line it has to move to D9 and A9 - however, right now, its only A8 tha is moving - not D8

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:53

CHECK THIS

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Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:54

Check Sheet 6 column A

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:55

Now try adding a column in Sheet 7 and check column A of Sheet 6

User
15/08/2018 - 01:57

Well yes, it doesnt move - but the line has to come in to sheet 6 as well - so it has to move

User
15/08/2018 - 01:57

not only in sheet 7

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 01:58

let me see

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:03

now check

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Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:04

now ok?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:06

You there?

User
15/08/2018 - 02:07

yeah

User
15/08/2018 - 02:07

stil only column A that moves

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:08

Check Sheet 6....add new lines in Sheet 7 and check...I have not touched column B as you said that will vary,except B column A through E of Sheet 6 now follows Sheet 7

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User
15/08/2018 - 02:10

I know - that my problem though. I got all the lines to follow - except B - which also has to follow, but the value is going to change so it cannot be an formula in it so it just has to be attached to another cell or something so that moves to

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:11

So apart from B you have other problems gone? I will focus on B then

User
15/08/2018 - 02:12

Yes, that is and was my only problem.

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 02:13

You have 6 countries? You will add different data for B for each countries and they need t have those data as per their name?

User
15/08/2018 - 02:13

yes

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