How to use text from a cell in a formula, so if I change the text, the formula changes to?

Want2BExcel

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Hi,
I have a budget table. For each month there is a formula to get data from another sheet. But the text is "fixed", so for every post (row) I manually have to change this text in all 12 months (colums).
If I use a column to specify witch text I want in the formula and rewrite only the part of the formula that specify what text to look for, then my intention is that I only need to change the text in the new column to change it in every month column. Is that possible?

My formula is (hereunder) and it's the bold text that I want to change to get text from the extra column.

SUMIF(expected.expenses[text];"Health insurance";expected.expenses[July])

I have already tried the obvious way and just write C3, but then Excel can't find the matching text in the expected.expenses sheet...
 

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Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback.
 

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Want2BExcel

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Is it possible to make a button that changes the formula?

Right now the formula is "pointing" to the expected.expenses. but when a month is over I import all the actual expenses in a new sheet. Now I, of course, know what I have to do to change the formula to point to the new sheet. But if I gave this budget to friends, they don't know what to do. So if there was a button, they just could click on and then a drop-down menu opens to choose witch month he/she would like to apply the "new" formula...voila :)

So from this:
Original in danish: =SUM.HVIS(ANSLÅET.UDGIFTER[Tekst];[@[Postering tekst]];ANSLÅET.UDGIFTER[Januar])
In english: =SUMIF(EXPECTED.EXPENSES[Text];[@[Postering text]];EXPECTED.EXPENSES[January])

To this:
Original in danish: =SUM.HVIS(BUDGET_JAN_22[Tekst];[@[Postering tekst]];BUDGET_JAN_22[Beløb])
In english: =SUMIF(BUDGET_JAN_22[Text];[@[Postering text]];BUDGET_JAN_22[Amount])

It would be amazing!
 

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As this is a totally different question, it needs a new thread. Thanks
 

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