Referencing another workbook via cell contents

Texas Longhorn

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Hi all,

I have several Excel models in different folders using stock tickers as folder/file names. For example, I have these three folders: MSFT, DELL, GE. Within each, respectively, I have MSFT Model.xls, DELL Model.xls, and GE Model.xls.

I am trying to make a summary workbook with various statistics pulled from each model. For example, in this summary workbook I have stock symbols in column A, 2006 sales in column B, 2006 net income in column C, etc. In each model, the variable of interest is a named cell. So in B1, I have: ='M:\Models\MSFT\MSFT model.xls'!Ann_Sales

What I'd like to do is have the formula reference the stock ticker in column A so I can simply drag it down for any stock symbol I happen to put in column A (and of course, have a folder and model set up). I've tried the following: ="'M:\Models\"&A1&"\"&A1&" model.xls'!Ann_Sales" as well as several other variations with the quotation marks in different places. However, none of my attempts have worked.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Excel Facts

Whats the difference between CONCAT and CONCATENATE?
The newer CONCAT function can reference a range of cells. =CONCATENATE(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) becomes =CONCAT(A1:A5)

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