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Using the Indirect.Ext functionI keep trying to use this function and it gives me an error even if the source workbook is open or closed. I have a reference in a cell that pulls the cell value in another workbook based on the intersection of two named ranges. The reference looks like this: ='K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!Jan 'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!PR Where "Jan" is the named column and "PR" is the named row. I want the named column to change based on a cell value so I wrote the following formula. The cell that holds the value is c179. The formula looks like this: =INDIRECT.EXT("'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!" & C179 & " 'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!Rev") This just gives me a REF#! error. Is what I'm trying to do not possible or am I just wrong in how I am writing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Henry -- henryhbb ------------------------------------------------------------------------ henryhbb's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=15774 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=272888 |

Hi
the original formula (without INDIRECT.EXT) does not seem to be a valid reference either. Also you can't access defined names from closed workbooks. This is not possible! -- Regards Frank Kabel Frankfurt, Germany henryhbb wrote: I keep trying to use this function and it gives me an error even if the source workbook is open or closed. I have a reference in a cell that pulls the cell value in another workbook based on the intersection of two named ranges. The reference looks like this: ='K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!Jan 'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!PR Where "Jan" is the named column and "PR" is the named row. I want the named column to change based on a cell value so I wrote the following formula. The cell that holds the value is c179. The formula looks like this: =INDIRECT.EXT("'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!" & C179 & " 'K:\ACCTG\25 BUDGET\Department Budgets\GAMES 2005.xls'!Rev") This just gives me a REF#! error. Is what I'm trying to do not possible or am I just wrong in how I am writing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Henry |

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