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20150428, 13:55 #1
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Using Indirect Function in Sum Formula
I have a sum formula referring to a cells to add data on various sheets for eg =sum(Oct:Mar!B6) ,=sum(Oct:Mar!B7) etc
I would like to use an indirect formula to refer to a month name from a drop down list so that the formula to be changed immediate for eg If I want to calculate a value from Oct to Dec , I would select Dec from the Drop down list and the formula would change to = sum(Oct:Dec!B6)
The starting point would always be Oct for eg = sum(Oct: ....)Last edited by RetiredGeek; 20150428 at 15:02. Reason: Added NoParse tags

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Howard,
The Indirect function does NOT support 3D (multisheet range) references.
I've tried a UDF w/o success. What you may want to try is adding a hidden sheet at the end and then just insert new month before the hidden sheet. Then use a formula with that sheet name as the end and you don't even need the dropdown
=SUM(Oct:EndSht!B6)
Test File: HowardC3dSum.xlsx
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20150428, 20:57 #3
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Hi RG
Thanks for your input
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Howard,
The following code will take the selected value of a combobox and place it in the formula as you described. The formula is in cell A5.
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Code:Private Sub ComboBox1_Change() Range("A5").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B7)" End Sub

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Hi Maud
This is perfect
I have not set up a combobox for a very long time so a bit rusty. Please explain to me how to set up the combobox in your example and linking to the months
Howard

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Howard,
The months are on a hidden spreadsheet (xlSheetVeryHidden) called "settings" in the range A2:A12. Note the list range in the properties window for the combobox
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Thanks Maud
It has now come back to me on how to set this up. I have set up the months on the same spreadsheet (called months) and linked it to the combo box and changed the properties in listfillrange to months!A1:A12
I have amended your code to account for other formulas for eg
Code:Private Sub ComboBox1_Change() Range("A5").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B7)" Range("A6").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B8)" End Sub

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Hi Maud
I have set up code to change the value based on the month selection which works fine, but have had to manually amend the cell referencessee below
Is there a way to incement the cell reference by 1 in the code?
Code:Private Sub ComboBox1_Change() Range("B4").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B4)" Range("B5").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B5)" Range("B6").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B6)" Range("B7").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B7)" Range("B8").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B8)" Range("B9").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B9)" Range("B10").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B10)" Range("B11").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B11)" Range("B12").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B12)" Range("B13").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B13)" Range("B12").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B12)" Range("B13").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B13)" Range("B14").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B14)" Range("B15").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B15)" Range("B16").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B16)" Range("B17").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B17)" Range("B18").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B18)" Range("B19").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B19)" Range("B20").Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B20)" End Sub

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HI Howard
..you have repeated it twice for B12 and B13!
Try this shorter method:
Code:Private Sub ComboBox1_Change() [b4] = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1 & "!B4)" temp = "b5:b20" [b4].Copy Range(temp) ActiveCell.Select End Sub

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Howard,
Do you may want the formulas in column A rather than column B as your formulas suggest? Aside from Zeddy's code, this will also work.
Code:Private Sub ComboBox1_Change() For I = 4 To 20 Cells(I, 1).Formula = "=sum(Oct:" & ComboBox1.Value & "!B" & I & ")" Next I End Sub
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Howard,
I've fixed the attachment in post #2, sorry about that! HTHMay the Forces of good computing be with you!
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Thanks Zeddy & Madibe for your input
Te code works perfectly
Maud the formulas must be in Column B.

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Hi RG
No problem

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FWIW  and note I do not recommend this as a solution, it's just for information  you can make INDIRECT work with a 3D reference in this situation. See attached.
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Rory,
Tricky...Very Tricky!
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