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Changing absolute cell references

Posted on 2016-12-01
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Dear Experts:

I got thousands of records where I have to concatenate two cells as follows

The Formula in D5 is as follows:
IF(C5="";"";C5&"_"&MOD($E$4;1;3))

Copying it down all the way does not any good since I need to change the absolute references as soon as the number in column E (green data records) change.

Any idea how I can get his done either by a formula or an Excel Macro?

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas

I have attached the sample file for your convenience.

formula_changing_absolut_cell_references
Changing_Absolut_Cell_References.xlsx
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See if this formula works for you:

=IF(C5="","",IF(C4="",C5&"_"&MID(F4,1,3),C5&MID(D4,13,9)))

Use Special Paste - Formula

Flyster
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by:AndreasHermle
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Hi Flyster,

this is great, I am so happy with it. It saves me many hours of tedious and stupid work :-)

Thank you very much for your professional help. I really highly appreciate it.

Regards, Andreas and have a nice day.
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Thank you Andreas. I'm glad I could assist!!
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