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kaiserwil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: Access a file dynamically? Reply with quote

Alright.. I want to access a cell located within a particular file that is created weekly and always has a different name.

The file is named after the date on which it was created...

So basically I want to tell my spreadsheet to load cell b5 within file c:\files\2006-11-06.xls

So basically I need to come up with a formula that is able to realize that the name of the file is always going to be a certain date.

I came up with a formula using the concatenate command that would create the proper formula but I cannot get CALC to realize that I want it to list the result of that formula and not simply list the formula..

If I've made any sense so far I'd appreciate any help with this. Thank you.
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RickRandom
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the function INDIRECT(your existing formula) but this may only work on the cell addresses, not the file names.

I guess you already know that you will need the sheet name, and also the syntax of all the \\\\ stuff.

If you haven't already done so, create the reference directly to see and copy the syntax.

Sorry if this isn't much help.
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