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Concatenate a tab name inside a formaula.

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I am trying to find a way to concatenate a worksheet tab name inside a formula.

The formula: =VLOOKUP(A4,'BRNOV 26'!$C$4:$H$199,6,FALSE)

When I change the date in another cell to November 27, the worksheet name inside the formula should change to:

=VLOOKUP(A4,'BRNOV 27'!$C$4:$H$199,6,FALSE)

I tried INDIRECT, that does not seem to work I only get #REF for a result....

Confusing as heck.....
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You can use INDIRECT, like this:

=INDIRECT("'" & E2 & "'!" & F2)

Sample sheet attached.
ee-indirect.xlsx
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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The INDIRECT function is the correct one to use. I suspect the date format is what is causing your formula to fail.

Try this one instead...

    =VLOOKUP(A4,INDIRECT("'BR" & UPPER(TEXT(A1, "mmm dd")) & "'!$C$4:$H$199"),6,FALSE)

I've used the TEXT and UPPER function also to format the date correctly and force the month to upper case.
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by:DougDodge
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This works perfectly..... And you were right it is the date format causing me so much grief.... Thanks.
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