That formula is used to freeze rand() value.

I am able to "Link to spreadsheets" on Google Docs / Google Slides, but right after the copy, it asked to "Update". I clicked the "Update" and it show a different value.


RAND() can't be frozen by using a formula as it's recalculated every time that a spreadsheet is opened and following the rules of File > Spreadsheet settings... > Calculation.

Instead of RAND() you could try to use a script.


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