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Reference to cell address from value in other cell [closed]

asked 2013-10-01 12:28:01 +0200

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I would like to address a cell by address from other cell (value). Example:

A1 have value "TEST" A2 have value "OTHER" A3 have value "A2" A4 should have value "OTHER" (read from A2) Changing A3 value to "A1" cell A4 should change to "TEST"

I would like to use it in =SUM() function as:

B1: =SUM(A1:A10) sums all values from row A from columns 1 to 10 but I would like to be able to change A1:A10 values not by editing function =SUM but by editing other cells:

B2: "A3" B3: "A7" B1: =SUM(VALUE_FROM_B2:VALUE_FROM_B3) so it would be =SUM(A3:A7) but it should be responsive to B2 and B3 changes.


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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-10 10:30:47.465040


Excuse me, what do you mean as SUM of "TEST" (A1 and A3) and "OTHER" (A2) in formula =SUM(A1:A10)?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2013-10-01 15:07:13 +0200 )edit

It was second example, sorry for confusion. First wat about getting single value out of cell declared in other cell. Second one was about using =SUM on cells (with number values)

HorrLibre gravatar imageHorrLibre ( 2013-10-02 17:33:50 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-10-01 15:04:01 +0200

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(about first question) Try place to cell A4 formula

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Thank You very much, it did the job! I've looked at Spreadsheet manual and there was example: =SUM(INDIRECT("a1:" & ADDRESS(1;3))). In conjuction with =INDIRECT and =CONCATENATE I've accomplished what I needed:


It is what i was looking for. Thanks.

HorrLibre gravatar imageHorrLibre ( 2013-10-02 17:43:41 +0200 )edit

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