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i have 1 spread sheet that i take out with me on site and fill in as i do site survey
i have a 2nd spreadsheet that i need to populate with the info from spreadsheet 1 but this is a large spreadsheet and has loads of formulas i have done the first column and then thought i could just drag the formula down but it doesn't work any suggestions please?
probably didn't explain that very well

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Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:21

Hi

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:21

Welcome to Excel Chat.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:22

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Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:22

Can you please share the Excel file to review and update the formulas? Hope, you are fixing the ranges using "$" to make it absolute?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:24

Please upload the file using paper clip icon next to chat box.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:24

here is the

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User
17/09/2018 - 09:25

this is the one that i need to get the formulas to follow on ?

User
17/09/2018 - 09:25

this is the one that i populate onsite

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Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:25

I have opened the file. Please provide me the details further. I would like to highlight few points about poclily meanwhile.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:26

Before we get started, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 problem per session with additional Q&A on that problem as time allows.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:27

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:27

Where is the formula you are referring?

User
17/09/2018 - 09:29

in the led doc in all the separate tabs when i put in a number i want that number to correspond with the main spreadsheet

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:30

Ok. Whether both sheets have same format?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:30

and same pattern? I mean the cell locations are same?

User
17/09/2018 - 09:31

you will see i have done the first tab but that took ages and i am looking for a way to make it much quicker

User
17/09/2018 - 09:32

yes they are the same locations but on a separate tab and have to add up as i go along

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:32

If they are same, then you can make one perfect sheet.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:33

with linking formulas.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:33

And then copy the cells from one sheet and paste it in other sheet.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:33

Then you can use find and replace option to replace the sheet name in the formulas.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:33

Then, it updates all the cells.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:34

how does that work find and replace option?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:34

As an example: If you link RM1 cells to other spread sheet, copy the cells in RM1 and paste it in RM2.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:35

And use Find and replace.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:35

Press Ctrl + F

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:35

Click on Replace at the top.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:35

And In Find What: RM1

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:35

Replace With: RM2.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:36

So, all formulas will be linked to RM2 sheet.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:36

Please click on Replace All option.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:37

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Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:38

Similar way for other sheets.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:40

this is the formula =+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM1'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM2'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM3'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM4'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM5'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM6'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM7'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM8'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM9'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM10'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM11'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM12'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM13'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM14'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM15'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM16'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]RM17'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet18'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet19'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet20'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet21'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet22'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet23'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet24'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet25'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet26'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet27'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet28'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet29'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet30'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet31'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet32'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet33'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet34'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet35'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet36'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet37'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet38'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet39'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet40'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet41'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet42'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet43'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet44'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet45'!$C$4+'[LED DOC.xlsx]Sheet46'!$C$4+'[LED

User
17/09/2018 - 09:41

as you can see it changes from RM1 through to RM52

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:42

Where is the formula applied? Please let me know the sheet name?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:42

You can apply 3D formula for this and also, i see you have used "$" for C4

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:43

When you are dragging the formula. Remove $ in the formula.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:43

You can use find and replace to remove "$" in the formula.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:43

Find What:"$"

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:44

And replace with: No need to enter anything. Press Replace All.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:45

Then copy the cell and paste it on other cells.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:48

=SUM('[LED DOC.xlsx]RM1:Sheet46'!C4)

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:48

Or just apply the above formuila. It is called 3-D formula.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:48

It takes care from RM1 to Sheet46. It is simple.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:49

No need to enter intermediate sheets. Excel picks all intermediate sheets.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:49

=SUM('[LED DOC.xlsx]RM1:Sheet46'!C4)

User
17/09/2018 - 09:51

thank you so much that looks like it has worked thanks again!!

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:51

Great to hear. It is short and sweet formula.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:52

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17/09/2018 - 09:52

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