Reference a tab name within a formula

eak2006

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Below is an example of tab names that reference another file. Is there a way to create a formula in row 3 that references the other file VR tab and cell
R3 and then copy that formula over to column C and beyond (and row 4 would reference R4 in the other file). I have many columns. I understand that the indirect formula requires you to have the other file open which I cannot always do because the links in the other file would constantly change which I don't want to happen.

ColB ColC ColD ColE
Row 2 VR VC TB BH
Row 3
Row 4

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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aaronbens

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I assume VR is in column B, if so and the tabs are in the same workbook then this should work: =INDIRECT(B$2&"!R"&ROW())
 
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eak2006

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Thank you very much, you are correct with your assumptions. However I am referencing another file that I cannot always open. The referenced would get updated if I kept it open, it has to stay stagnant. So I can't use the indirect formula.
 

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