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I have a summary sheet and I would like that every time I add a new sheet everything gets referenced to the summary sheet. I have used indirect to do this, the only flaw is that once I add a row, the formula doesn't update so I would have to update the formula each time in the summary sheet. Is there any way to fix this?

This is my formula now: =indirect(""&A33&"H44") where A33 is referencing the sheet name and H44 is what I want to be updated when I add a row in the sheet being referenced. I hope that makes sense!

  • share a copy of your sheet – user0 Jul 18 '19 at 17:13
  • docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/… This is an example, Lets say I add a row above row 4 in the S5 sheet, I need the formula in the summary sheet to update from =INDIRECT("'"&A2&"'!B4") tp =INDIRECT("'"&A2&"'!B5"). Thanks – Yasmeen Elladen Jul 18 '19 at 19:40
  • sheet is private – user0 Jul 18 '19 at 19:41
  • fixed, you can edit now. Thank you! – Yasmeen Elladen Jul 18 '19 at 19:43
  • sheet is still private – user0 Jul 18 '19 at 19:46
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  • try like this:

    =SUM(INDIRECT(A2&"!B5:B"))

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  • or like this:

    =SUM(INDIRECT(A2&"!B5:B"&ROW('S5'!B7)))

    note: inserted row needs to be added before the last value in the range. eg. with this formula you will need to add row between B6 & B7 so the formula would rewrite itself to B8. if you add it after B7 the formula won't extend

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  • when I use these, it starts referring to the current sheet instead of the summary sheet. – Yasmeen Elladen Jul 18 '19 at 19:42
  • @YasmeenElladen answer updated. try now – user0 Jul 18 '19 at 19:54
  • Thanks! Unfortunately, it didn't work, I should have mentioned that I have other data underneath it, hence why I need to add rows :( Thank you for trying – Yasmeen Elladen Jul 18 '19 at 19:58
  • @YasmeenElladen I see. in that case try 2nd fx from updated answer – user0 Jul 18 '19 at 20:02
  • thank you! that worked! how about for C2 in the summary sheet? – Yasmeen Elladen Jul 18 '19 at 20:18

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