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Index Match question

Posted on 2013-12-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-11
Hi Guys, if I do a INDEX MATCH to another spreadsheet. Will it work if you use a Named Range?

Also, has anyone any idea how to shorten my lookup path just to include the Name of the external spreadsheet from:

=IF(ISNA(INDEX('V:\Treasury Finance Controls\Ledger v SS Recs\Recs - Murex_GBO\2013 Recs\12_2013 Recs\BS\[Murex BS rec breaks - 041213.xlsm]Rec'!$B$3:$AL$1000
=IF(ISNA(INDEX(Murex BS rec breaks - 041213.xlsm]Rec'!$B$3:$AL$1000]
Question by:Justincut
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by:Rob Henson
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Create NamedRange called for example "BS_Rec_Breaks" with refers to as:

='V:\Treasury Finance Controls\Ledger v SS Recs\Recs - Murex_GBO\2013 Recs\12_2013 Recs\BS\[Murex BS rec breaks - 041213.xlsm]Rec'!$B$3:$AL$1000

=IF(ISNA(INDEX('V:\Treasury Finance Controls\Ledger v SS Recs\Recs - Murex_GBO\2013 Recs\12_2013 Recs\BS\[Murex BS rec breaks - 041213.xlsm]Rec'!$B$3:$AL$1000

would then be


Rob H

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ID: 39703084
Hi Rob, I roll the spreadsheet everyday as its a dated file and do an Index Match on the Previous Day file so this named range would not work would it?
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by:Rob Henson
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I have just been trying to incorporate a means of putting together the file name as a text string so that you can then adjust the parts of it required by having the date/day part in a cell that changes and feeds into the text string. However, use of this string in the Range Name will then need the use of INDIRECT which as we have discovered is not compatible for the source book being closed.

Apologies I can't take this any further.

Rob H
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Just thinking, by sounds of it you have a master file which gets renamed each day which you are trying to change so that it then refers to previous day file.

I have found that if you have a destination and source file open at the same time and then do a Save As on the source file, thus changing the name, the link to the destination file also changes.

Are you able to split the section of the data that gets referred to the following day into a separate file. Alternatively setup part of the routine that exports the current days data to a separate file each day.

You would then have master rec file linked to daily data. If you have master rec and daily data open at the same time when you do the save as on the source data, the link in the master rec will change.

Not 100% sure on the logic at the minute so might need to go away and think about this.

Rob H

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