Excel Formula linked to other Workbook

I currently use a formula like the one below:
='[Financial Statement Workbook Final Drafts_122011.xlsx]Balance Sheet'!$BF$11

I would like to make the reference to "BF" a value which is entered on this same sheet on column H row 1

Your help with the correct format would be greatly appreciated.
armgonAsked:
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
You may use this formula, entered into any cell on row 11:

=INDIRECT("'[Financial Statement Workbook Final Drafts_122011.xlsx]Balance Sheet'!" & $H$1 & "$11")

However, if you can going to copy the formula to any row that is not row 11, you may wish to use this:

=INDIRECT("'[Financial Statement Workbook Final Drafts_122011.xlsx]Balance Sheet'!" & $H$1 & "$" & ROW())
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Please note INDIRECT references to another workbook only work when the source workbook is open.

if you close the source workbook, the formula will show an error.

Thanks
Rob H
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
Yes, thanks, Rob.

I was anticipating further dialogue with armgon prior to the question being closed.

If it had transpired that the workbook was closed, I would have suggested using a routine similar to the one I posted within a recent thread:

[ http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_28668894.html#a40779101 ]
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armgonAuthor Commented:
The formula works great.

These workbooks are set up with data that needs to be opened at same time.

Thanks for the efforts.
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
You're very welcome.  Happy to help.  Thanks for returning to offer feedback too.
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