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Hi All,

I need to the following formula placed on c11 and all subsequent rows in c.

=IF(OR(c10="",'tab1'!A35="Responses"),"",'tab1'!A35&"")

I need this formula to persist after the file closes.

Please see attached file.

Thanks for your help!
Sheet-A.XLSM
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Question by:J_Drake
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Because you are working with merged cells, it makes it more complicated.  It is always advisable to avoid using merged cells for areas having formulas or being referenced by formulas:

However, try selecting C11 and pasting this formula in the formula bar at the top (not in the cell):

=IF(OR(C9="",MOD(ROWS($A$11:$A11),2)=0,INDEX('Tab1'!$A$35:$A$1000,ROUND(ROWS($A$11:$A11)/2,0))="Responses"),"",INDEX('Tab1'!$A$35:$A$1000,ROUND(ROWS($A$11:$A11)/2,0))&"")

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then copy down

this should work if you reference a separate workbook that contains Tab1....
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Tab1 is now inside this workbook, I modified the mockup to reflect the change.

I tried pasting the formula in the bar and it shows as text.

Thanks again!
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Yes, I noticed you have the cells formatted as text.

Select column C and format the cells as General first, then re-paste or re-process the formula in C11 before copying down.
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That pulled over the task but not the performed by.. any ideas?

Thanks,
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Try:

=INDEX('tab1'!$B$35:$B$1000,ROUND(ROWS($A$11:$A11)/2,0))&""
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Is there anyway to hide or lock  the formula to keep it from being tampered with?

Thanks,
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I checked out the article, thanks. I tried locking the sheet but that won't work because it breaks the vb functions powering some of the form objects.

Is there anyway, perhaps using code to lock the c & E columns?

Thanks again!
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I don't know it will work or not but try this. Step 1 Step 3Step 4 Step 6
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You can add unprotect/protect code to your vba...

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Sheets("Sheet1").UnProtect Password:="MyPassword"
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[i]Your code[/i]
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Sheets("Sheet1").Protect Password:="MyPassword"

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so save the sheet in protected mode using your password as the article I referenced describes (you can remove password requirement if not wanted).

The running your code will temporarily unprotect the sheet to do its thing, then finally re-protect it so that people can't mess with it.
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