Two Workbooks

mattpolyak

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To simplify a previous question that got no response:

Lets say you have two workbooks. One has a value of 1 or two in Cell A1.
The second has a formula that reads: (=IF('C:\Users\Mattpolk\Desktop\[source.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$1=2,2,IF('C:\Users\Mattpolk\Desktop\[source.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$1=1,1,0)) in cell A1 and A2. with a sum of A1 and A2 in cell A3

In cell A2 in the first book should be the value of A3 in the second book.

I need cell A2 in this first book to change and update when I change cell A1 to 1 or 2 while workbook 2 is closed.

Is this possible?
 

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Ok,

First if I understand you correctly book2 has the formula in cells A1 & A2 with a =sum(A1:A2) in book2 A3. and in book1 cell A2 is ='C:\Users\Mattpolk\Desktop\[destination.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$3

if you have booth workbooks in the same directory you should not need the path and can usually just get away with the book name and sheet name cell ref. I am using 2013 and I don't have to have the second workbook open for the calculations to take place, at work we have 2010 and some security so I have to have the other book open for it to grab data.

hope this helps.
 

mattpolyak

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Yes that's correct.

I have excel 2010 at work. So is there anyway around having the other books open in order for it to grab the data?
 
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