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I have a reuters Ric code in excel eg. =REUTER|CANTOR!'ARGFRB,6'
I want to know how to remove 'ARGFRB' from the formula by referencing it in another cell.
I've tried concatenating but this doesn't help.
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From: vboukhar Date: Monday, September 06 1999 - 06:23AM PDT  

OK, look at another suggestion:
Add Module to your VBAproject (Alt-F11) of your workbook and add code below (to create user-defined
function for on-sheet usage):

Public Function DoEval(a As String)
DoEval = ActiveSheet.Evaluate(a)
End Function

Now at your sheet you can place formula like that, where create desirable string with CONCATENATE function:

"=DoEval(CONCATENATE("STOCK|NYSE!",A1))"
(assume stock name is in A1 cell). Now if you change name in A1 cell, you'll get what you want

Hope it helps
XXXX

Remark: Depending of how many manual inputs your spreadsheet has, the calculation probably should be
set at manual or triggered by some macro, otherwise you will have multiple updating.  

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Another alternative is to _write_ the formula into the cell using VBA.

BTW: Using INDIRECT does not work here.
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