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Excel sheet name from a cell value

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I have a workbook that includes several worksheets that are each named with a unique identifier.

One of the sheets is my summary page that references values form each of the sheets. Because it is a pain to write out the name of the sheet each time I copy a formula I would like to grap the name of the worksheet from a value.

for example something like this is in cell B3

  ='B2'!B3

so if B2 on my current sheet is 'cjs123' then the formula should go to the sheet called cjs123 and retrieve the value in cell B3.

How can I create this functionality?
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Question by:lvmllc
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Use the indirect formula, as in:
=INDIRECT(B2 & "!B3)

or, if you have spaces in your tab names, put single quotes surrounded by double quotes.
=INDIRECT("'" & B2 & "'!B3)
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=indirect("'"&b2&"'!b3")
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by:nutsch
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If you want to have the B3 dynamic depending on where you place the cell, you can use the address() function, as in:

=indirect("'"&b2&"'!" & address(row(),column()))

Thomas
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by:lvmllc
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Thomas, I think your first response second example was missing a " behind b3. otherwise both yours and ssaqibh got me on the right track.
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