# Referencing a cell & output required

#### hsandeep

##### Well-known Member
In my Excel workbook, there are 2 ws: tab named "4" & "5" respectively.
In 4:
AA2='5'!Z13

Output required: in cell AJ2 : the value in cell D13 of ws "5" by using reference to the cell content of AA2.
How to accomplish?

#### Andrew Poulsom

##### MrExcel MVP
What does you formula return? If it's D13:

=INDIRECT("'5'!"&AA2)

#### hsandeep

##### Well-known Member
In above formula: You are using 5 DIRECTLY. Can there be a formula which can 'identify' the ws tab name & can be used?
Why I require this: Suppose instead of AA2='5'!Z13 had there been AA2='8'!Z13 so I would require referncing with respect to ws 8.

Moreover, something like X rows DOWN & Y columns RIGHT

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#### hsandeep

##### Well-known Member
What does you formula return? If it's D13:

D13=527.20
Your formula is giving AJ2= #REF!

#### Andrew Poulsom

##### MrExcel MVP
What version of Excel do you have?

Excel2007

#### Andrew Poulsom

##### MrExcel MVP
In that case you would need a macro to get the formula from AA2.

#### hsandeep

##### Well-known Member
Macro I will not use. If it can be without macro than pls...

#### Andrew Poulsom

##### MrExcel MVP
It's not possible without a macro sorry. You could put the sheet name in a cell, eg A1, and use a formula like:

=INDIRECT("'"&A1&"'!Z13")

#### ricardomadaleno

##### Board Regular
What does you formula return? If it's D13:

=INDIRECT("'5'!"&AA2)
I think Andrew said it best here, but it is complicated to help unless you tell us what the ws 5 Z13 contains.

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