How to find if a cell contains a reference to a another cell

Vera

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In A1 I have formula =B4*C23. In A2 I need a formula which would tell if A1 has a reference to C23. Thank you so much for your help.
 

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if you have =B4*C23 in A1, A1 has a reference to B4 & C23, you can use the auditing tools to find your references, go to tools auditing
 
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Thank you Paul, but I need a formula.

Thank you Aladin. Unfortunately I need an Excel formula/function. My spreadsheet is used by various people on different machines; I can not install the add-in to every single computer.
 
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On 2002-09-23 12:35, Vera wrote:
Thank you Paul, but I need a formula.

Thank you Aladin. Unfortunately I need an Excel formula/function. My spreadsheet is used by various people on different machines; I can not install the add-in to every single computer.

What a pity...

There isn't a built-in function. However, you can use this UDF in VBA (which is slower than Longre's FORMULATEXT)...

Public Function FormulaText(source As Range) As String
FormulaText = source.Formula
End Function
This message was edited by Aladin Akyurek on 2002-09-23 13:02
 
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Thank you Brian; it is not irregular; I would use that info in other formula; if A1 has C23 in it do task 1; if A1 doesn't have do task 2. Thank you anyway, it seems that there is no kind of more elaborate combination of build in functions to achieve what I need.

Best regards
 
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Vera,

You are tapped into a lot of business and application experience here. If you tell us what your business problems is, and ignore the Excel part, maybe someone can help.
 
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