Worksheets named as Dates: Indirect Error?

ExcelHell-Help

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Hello,
I'm new to Excel, but I hope you can help?

I've created a Workbook for a rota.
Therefore, each of July's worksheet's are named:

01-07-2010, 02-07-2010, 03-07-2010, 04-07-2010, etc.

I'm trying to display the information from a cell on a previous worksheet (Worksheet "01-07-2010", Cell "E6") within the cell of the current worksheet (Worksheet "02-07-2010", Cell "E6").

This works fine if I use:
='01-07-2010'!E6

But this means I have to manually enter the information for on each proceeding worksheet.

So, what I'm trying to do is dynamically reference the information using the INDIRECT function within a formula.
=INDIRECT(C3&"!E6")

Whereby, C3 contains = 01-07-2010
This produces a #REF! error.

If I evaluate the error, this is produced:
A function in this formula causes the result to change each time the spreadsheet is calculated. The final evaluation step will match the result in the cell, but interim steps may not.

But. If I rename the worksheets:
Sheet1, Sheet2, Sheet3 etc.
It works???

If anybody knows where I'm going wrong, I would really appreciate their help!

Many thanks.
:confused:
 

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Special-K99

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The date 01-07-2010 is being converted into Excel's internal date format so you need to convert it back into the mm-dd-yyyy format
Try this (untested)

=INDIRECT(TEXT(C3,"mm-dd-yyyy")&"!E6")
 

ExcelHell-Help

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Hi Special-K99,

Many thanks for taking the time to answer!

When I evaluated your suggestion, it now displays the date correctly most of the time, but unfortunately it still produces the same #REF! error.

I do believe you going in the right direction to solve this.

I appreciate you help anyway! :)
 

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