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I am using a simple link from 1 file to another:  =[source0115.xlsx]Sheet1!$A$1

The file name is source0115.xlsx

I want to make that a reference so I can keep changing a reference cell in the destination sheet to pick up data from the correct month without having to find/replace.

I tried =[=C1]Sheet1!$A$1 where C1 was source0215 but it didn't work.

THANKS!
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Hi,

pls try

=INDIRECT("'["&C1&"]Sheet1'!$A$1")

if the file is not currently open C1 should have the complete path of the file

your formula should be with path in C2

=INDIRECT("'"&C2&"["&C1&"]Sheet1'!$A$1")

Regards
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Perfect! Thanks!!!
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