VLookup problem

berty2000

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Mar 29, 2011
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work book 1 data base
work book 2 Schedule
work book 3 Master file

In workbook 1 lots of VLookups used pulling data from workbook 2 Schedule, looks like this:

=VLOOKUP $J$21,'T:\SCHEDULE\[MOULDINGS_Current_month_schedule11.xls]403'!$E$8:$H$100,2,FALSE)

In workbook 3 I want to make it a master file so every time the schedule changes month or location I only have to change this one file name and all the formula will still work e.g

workbook 3
A1 File Location
B1 T:\SCHEDULE\[MOULDINGS_Current_month_schedule11.xls


Tried
=VLOOKUP $J$21,'[Book3]Sheet1!$B$1]403'!$E$8:$H$100,2,FALSE)

does not work any one got any ideas

Cheers for now
 

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JackDanIce

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Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
9,701
Office Version
  1. 365
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You need to use the INDIRECT function I think.

E.g
If in cell A1 you have the value "Jaffa cakes",
In cell A2 the value "A1", then
Code:
=INDIRECT(A2)
Returns the value "Jaffa cakes"
 

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