Formulas not retaining cell information

I have created formulas on a sheet where I use code to poplulate a form.  I noticed when I delete the forms where I paste the data to I get #Ref! in the formula that is to be used to paste into the sheet.  Is there a way to not lose the cell references in the formulat when data is deleted?


=INDEX(Cpuimport!#REF!,MATCH(CPU!#REF!,Cpuimport!#REF!,0))
leezacAsked:
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SmittyProCommented:
You can use INDIRECT:

=INDEX(INDIRECT("Cpuimport!Address"),MATCH(INDIRECT("CPU!Address"),INDIRECT("Cpuimport!Address"),0))

Where "Address" equals the original range addresses.

HTH,
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leezacAuthor Commented:
Thanks but don't understand.....

This is how it should look

=INDEX(Cpuimport!$C$4:$C$5000,MATCH(CPU!D4,Cpuimport!$A$4:$A$5000,0))

I have a formula page and was going to use vba to add to columns on CPU sheet, but when  I delete the CPU sheet I the the REF! error on the formula tab
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SmittyProCommented:
Try:

=INDEX(INDIRECT("Cpuimport!$C$4:$C$5000"),MATCH(INDIRECT("CPU!D4"),INDIRECT("Cpuimport!$A$4:$A$5000"),0))

Note that the range references become static when you use INDIRECT, so to make D4 dynamic you'd need to do some workarounds with ADDRESS, COLUMN & ROW.  

E.G.

=ADDRESS(ROW(),COLUMN())

Another issue is that while INDIRECT is incredibly handy, it can also get very expensive with regards to overhead if you have a lot of them.
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Don't delete the cells - clear them instead.
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leezacAuthor Commented:
Rorya,  I tried clear and go the #ref! error....
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
You will only get #ref errors of you delete cells. Clearing them will not give you that error.
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