# Lookups from other workbooks from list box

#### Rus in Aus

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I have two workbooks one is a stock list with multible wooksheets and the other is a quoting workbook.
In the quoting wookbook I use the following formula to lookup various values in the stock wookbook, the "Galvabond" refers to a worksheet in the stock workbook.
The Value "Galvabond" in the quoting workbook is one value from a data validation list.
How do you change in the formula below the value "Galvabond" to use whatever is shown in the list box.
T9 in the formula below is a concatination of the first four values
'Galvabond,2,2440,1220" which is in the first column of the stock wookbook, as shown in the Mat Des column.

=INDEX('[New Sheet Cost and Stock Levels.xlsm]Galvabond'!\$F\$40:\$F\$67,MATCH(T9,'[New Sheet Cost and Stock Levels.xlsm]Galvabond'!\$A\$40:\$A\$67,0))
<TABLE style="WIDTH: 1046pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=1396><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 137pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 6592" width=183><COL style="WIDTH: 97pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 4672" width=130><COL style="WIDTH: 47pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2272" width=63><COL style="WIDTH: 34pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1632" width=45><COL style="WIDTH: 31pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1472" width=41><COL style="WIDTH: 32pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1536" width=43><COL style="WIDTH: 32pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1536" span=2 width=43><COL style="WIDTH: 31pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1472" width=41><COL style="WIDTH: 51pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2464" span=2 width=68><COL style="WIDTH: 31pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1472" width=41><COL style="WIDTH: 49pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2368" width=66><COL style="WIDTH: 36pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1728" width=48><COL style="WIDTH: 76pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 3648" width=101><COL style="WIDTH: 68pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 3264" width=91><COL style="WIDTH: 68pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 3264" width=91><COL style="WIDTH: 49pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2336" width=65><COL style="WIDTH: 94pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 4512" width=125><TBODY><TR style="HEIGHT: 46pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=61><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 137pt; HEIGHT: 46pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl79 height=61 width=183>PART</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 97pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl79 width=130>MATERIAL</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 47pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl80 width=63>Thickness</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 34pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl81 width=45>Sheet Size X</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 31pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl81 width=41>Sheet Size Y</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 32pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=43>per unit</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 32pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=43>Qty.</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 32pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=43>Length</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 31pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=41>Width</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 51pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=68>allow length X</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 51pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=68>allow width Y</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 31pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=41>sqm or meters</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 49pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=66>Stock #</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 36pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl82 width=48>Rate Date</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 76pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl83 width=101>each or rate</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 68pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl84 width=91>Total \$</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 68pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl83 width=91>Laser time / unit</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 49pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl83 width=65>Laser time minutes</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow; WIDTH: 94pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl81 width=125>Mat Des</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 28pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=37><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 137pt; HEIGHT: 28pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl73 height=37 width=183>Description</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 97pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=130>Galvabond</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 47pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=63>2</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 34pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=45>2440</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 31pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=41>1220</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>200</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>100</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-pattern: black none; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" class=xl76>203.33</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-pattern: black none; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" class=xl76>101.67</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>0.021</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d7e4bc; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl88>000117</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: #ff7c80; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-pattern: black none; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" class=xl86>Dec-08</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d7e4bc; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl87>\$13.41</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl77>\$0.28</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>0.27</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>0.27</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>Galvabond224401220</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 28pt; mso-height-source: userset" height=37><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 137pt; HEIGHT: 28pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl73 height=37 width=183>Description</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 97pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=130>Material</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 47pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=63>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 34pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=45>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; WIDTH: 31pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl74 width=41>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>1</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-pattern: black none; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" class=xl76>0.00</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; BACKGROUND: white; COLOR: windowtext; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-pattern: black none; text-underline-style: none; text-line-through: none" class=xl76>0.00</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl75>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d7e4bc; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl88>Stock #</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d7e4bc; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl86>Date</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d7e4bc; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl87>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl77>\$0.00</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>0.00</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>0</TD><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; BORDER-TOP: windowtext; BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid" class=xl78>Material000</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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Not clear from your example but take a look at INDIRECT.

What i am after is how do you write in the formula to use the value in a list box for the worksheet part of this formula?
" '[New Sheet Cost and Stock Levels.xlsm]Galvabond'!\$F\$40:\$F\$67 "

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