Dynamic & Scalable Model


New Member
Jan 5, 2012
Hello - Thanks for your time. I have a question on what formulas/ideas I could use to achieve the following.

I'm working on a Forecast model that has multiple tabs. These tabs represent the different functions in my company (IT, Risk, Marketing, etc). On each of these tabs I have identical tables with different expense accounts and my forecasted expenses by year (i.e. Salaries, Bonus, Furniture going down on the columns, and 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 on rows going across).

On a separate summary tab, I'd like to build a table with dynamic formulas that allows me to see a consolidated view of all the expenses across the different functions. I'd like for the formulas to be dynamic in the sense that if I were to add additional tabs in the future, this summary tab could quickly include the new functions, rather than me having to edit all the formulas and manually add in the new tabs.

Is indirect the best function to use?

steve the fish

Well-known Member
Oct 20, 2009
Office Version
Its fairly simple to do if you know the column the year is going to be on:


where SheetNames is a named range containing the sheet names.

Im thinking its possible to alter the column based on year but i cant think how at the mo.

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