Link tabs to original data?


Board Regular
Jun 6, 2010
I have a master spreadsheet (Tab 1) which goes to cell EM:3500. The boss filters for specific data, copy/pastes the filtered data to another tab and then runs calculations. This easily results in 20 tabs for a specific project. The problem is keeping up with revisions to the master data. How can I link her tabs back to the original data (Tab 1) to Refresh when changes are made or is there another method to create her tabs? I don't think she'll use pivots due to the number of columns involved. Or possibly, keep all of her linked tabs in a separate file from the master data? Have you any suggestions?


Well-known Member
May 24, 2005
Are the filters standard?
Are the filtered results copied to known worksheet names (can wks names be generated automatically based on cell values)?
Are the calculations done by code?

If the same filters are applied to the data and the calculations are performed by code then that code could be run on the refreshed master spreadsheet to filter, copy, calculate and generate results using the prior filter/calculations procedures.

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