How do I reference a file that does not exist yet

Phillip Rogers

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Jan 19, 2021
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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I have a dashboard that pulls data from another spreadsheet. Each months it is named "Maltb Dashboard "month and year".
On the dashboard I want to reference source files that that have not been created yet but, I do know the names.

Example
=IFERROR('C:\Users\Phill\one\PR FILES\Store Dashboard Info\[Maltb Dashboard January 2021.xlsm]Dashboard'!$U$52,0)

I was hoping to copy the formula across for the 50 rows in the column
Use find / replace to change the file names on all the cells in that month row

My issue is that when I rename the cells with future file names, excel opens an "update values box"(obvs don't have that file yet). I can hit ESC but it only changes that one cell even though I have highlighted the whole column using FIND / REPLACE
 

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jmacleary

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Joined
Oct 5, 2015
Messages
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Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2007
Platform
  1. Windows
Welcome to the forum. What about setting up all the required sheets up-front, with 0 values?
 

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