VALUE ERRORS WHEN THE FORMULAS ARE CORRECT?!

ellie0127

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i am trying to link a destination workbook to several different source workbooks. The formula's that I've entered are correct (I've had other people check them to be sure). The problem occurs when I open my workbook and click update values. The numbers then all change to #value. I can get the values to go away if I click edit, links, open source. Once the source is open the value errors go away and the correct information is entered. Why do I have to open the source workbooks and is there a way around this?? PLEASE HELP.. :oops:
 

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Oaktree

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Welcome to the board.

Certain functions require the referenced workbook to be open. What formula is producting the error?
 

ellie0127

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All the formulas in the spreadsheet produce an error. Here are a couple examples:

=COUNTIF('R:\PRICING ACTIVITY\[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!A:A,"N")

=SUMIF('R:\PRICING ACTIVITY\[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!A:A,'R:\PRICING ACTIVITY\[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!$A$4,'R:\PRICING ACTIVITY\[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!H:H)
 

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ellie0127

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I've read the article from the link you sent and I don't understand the new formulas? I tried entering my old formula as an array: {=SUMIF('[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!A:A,'[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!$A$4,'[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!H:H)} but that didn't work. So then I tried to rewrite the formula using the example they provided. Doesn't work, or I'm too stupid to understand. Their formula is changing a countif to a sum: =SUM(IF([SOURCE]SHEET1!$A$1:$A$8="a",1,0))
What is with the 1 and 0 at the end of the formula??
 

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Try:

{=SUM(IF('[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!A:A='[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!$A$4,'[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!H:H))}

Think of {=SUM(IF([SOURCE]SHEET1!$A$1:$A$8="a",1,0))} as calculating whether each cell in [SOURCE]SHEET1!$A$1:$A$8 is equal to "a". If it is, count it as a 1; if it's not, count it as a 0. Then, sum the eight values.
 

ellie0127

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When entering the formula as you list above: {=SUM(IF('[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!A:A='[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!$A$4,'[BLUE SKY.xls]SEPT'!H:H))} I get a #NUM! error.
 

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