I have a sort of summary in my Google sheet. In the second column, I refer to the sub tables further in the sheet with e.g. this content:


Meaning it refers to column F1.

This works fine; when clicking on the cell in the summary the focus is moved to column F1.

However, when I insert columns before the F column, the link is not changed and thus the column is referring to the wrong column.

Is there a better way to handle this?

The link to the Google sheet is: Link

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    can you share a copy of your sheet? – user0 Apr 15 '19 at 11:00
  • @user0 of couirse, I added it at the end of my question. – Michel Keijzers Apr 15 '19 at 11:05
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    you need to add =" in front of it. see the image – user0 Apr 15 '19 at 14:37
  • you need to refer it as an active range like this:



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    Thanks, this works (slightly cumbersome to have to have a duplicate in Row and Column but inserting/deletion etc works... Thanks! – Michel Keijzers Apr 15 '19 at 14:49
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    @MichelKeijzers you can drop ROW(D1) and put there 1 – user0 Apr 15 '19 at 14:54
  • Thanks .. works perfectly ... also I changed 1 to $1 in the column, so I always go to the first column (easier when copying the links until row 12 in my example, only have to change the column name/number, Thanks! – Michel Keijzers Apr 15 '19 at 14:57

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