# Indirect Index and Match issues

#### cobra30md

##### New Member
Hello, I've searched the board and many other sites but I can not get this formula to work. I have a formula which runs well but am trying to make it dynamic so all I need to do is change the name(month) of the sheet I want to evaluate and I'm ready to roll. The formula below is what I use now but it is pretty hardcoded.

{=INDEX(May21Pivot!\$G\$1:\$G\$500,MATCH(1,('May21'!\$B3=May21Pivot!\$B\$1:\$B\$500)*('May21'!\$C3=May21Pivot!\$C\$1:\$C\$500)*("Activity"=May21Pivot!\$D\$1:\$D\$500),0))}

I've tried indirect but can never get it to work correctly for this. I always end up with some type of error.

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#### kweaver

##### Well-known Member
Try the following. I put this in a "master" sheet with the month and year in B7 in the form of: 'June21' for example.
Oh, you can drag this because of the cell references inside the INDIRECT. There are ways around that, but continue as a pain, frankly.

Code:
``=INDEX(INDIRECT(B7&"Pivot!\$G\$1:\$G\$50"),MATCH(1,(INDIRECT(B7&"!\$B3")=INDIRECT(B7&"Pivot!\$B\$1:\$B\$20"))*(INDIRECT(B7&"!\$C3")=INDIRECT(B7&"Pivot!\$C\$1:\$C\$20"))*("Activity"=INDIRECT(B7&"Pivot!\$D\$1:\$D\$20")),0))``

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If you want to try to get around fixing the cell reference, look at ADDRESS:

This yields: \$C3

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#### cobra30md

##### New Member
Got it. Thanks for your help. I did end up incorporating the ADDRESS as well into it. Works great now.

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