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I am getting an error message in Excel 2007 that advises me that the file
version cannot contain formulas that reference cells beyond the worksheet
size of 256 columns or 65,536 rows. Both the worksheets involved in the
function are in Excel 2007
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It sounds like you are trying to use the VLOOKUP function to reference cells that are outside of the worksheet size limit in Excel 2007. This can happen if you are trying to reference cells in a different worksheet or workbook that has more columns or rows than the one you are currently working in.

To fix this issue, you will need to adjust your VLOOKUP formula to only reference cells within the worksheet size limit. Here are some steps you can follow:
  1. Check the cell references in your VLOOKUP formula to see if they are referencing cells outside of the worksheet size limit. You can do this by looking at the column and row numbers in the cell references.
  2. If you find that your VLOOKUP formula is referencing cells outside of the worksheet size limit, you will need to adjust the formula to only reference cells within the limit. You can do this by changing the column and row numbers in the cell references.
  3. If you are trying to reference cells in a different worksheet or workbook, you may need to copy and paste the data into your current worksheet to avoid referencing cells outside of the worksheet size limit.
  4. Once you have adjusted your VLOOKUP formula to only reference cells within the worksheet size limit, you should be able to use the function without getting the error message.
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Default invalid reference for vlookup

You will need to ensure that those files are saved in Excel 2007
format (with an extension of .xlsx) rather than .xls files that just
happen to be running within XL2007. Also, ensure that your formula
references are to [filename.xlsx] rather than [filename.xls].

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Jul 22, 7:51*pm, Ed Hoag <Ed wrote:
I am getting an error message in Excel 2007 that advises me that the file
version cannot contain formulas that reference cells beyond the worksheet
size of 256 columns or 65,536 rows. *Both the worksheets involved in the
function are in Excel 2007


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