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How to use CONCATENATE to fill in variables in a COUNTIF formula?

Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hello again, Experts.  I need your help.

See attached worksheet for details.  I'm trying to develop a flexible COUNTIF formula using CONCATENATE to fill in the variables from reference cells.

Is this a klugy approach??  I bet you guys can give me a better solution.

Gary
LCS-by-Activity-Code-08-2011-EE.xls
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You'll need to use INDIRECT as well (passing the result of the CONCATENATE formula) and the source workbook will need to be open.
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Rorya:  Not the answer I wanted but it is what it is.

Next question will refer to a workaround...

Thanks for the fast response.

Gary
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