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Topic # 113250 10-Jan-2013 19:05
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Hi guys

I've got an excel workbook that I essentially need is something that will look across multiple worksheets within the workbook and report a value that is a particular cell.

So, if in Sheet1, cell B4 is ABC123, it will search all other worksheets finding this number (call this "SheetX" that it finds), and then in B3 in "Sheet1", enter the figure from "SheetX" that is in T2.

Is there a solution for this? I've tried searching but couldn't find anything that I could use to make work. Or am I on drugs trying to do this?? Foot in Mouth

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  Reply # 743015 10-Jan-2013 19:31
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I have found this website useful for getting answers to spreadsheet problems.

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  Reply # 743016 10-Jan-2013 19:33
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doh, might help to post the web address
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/forum.php

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  Reply # 743027 10-Jan-2013 20:23
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If you have a solution that works on the same worksheet or for a specific different worksheet then you are halfway there. If not then start here.

From there you will need to use vb to loop through the worksheets collection until you find a match.

Edit: Well maybe you can refer to the whole collection in the formula instead of looping through and referencing each specific sheet in the collection but I doubt it.



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  Reply # 743029 10-Jan-2013 20:32
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gzt: If you have a solution that works on the same worksheet or for a specific different worksheet then you are halfway there. If not then start here.

From there you will need to use vb to loop through the worksheets collection until you find a match.

Edit: Well maybe you can refer to the whole collection in the formula instead of looping through and referencing each specific sheet in the collection but I doubt it.


Quite comfortable using lookups to find data within a specific sheet, its getting excel to find the right sheet first of all that I'm having trouble with. Kinda figured I'd have to use VB to do it, just don't know how.

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  Reply # 743030 10-Jan-2013 20:50
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Here's the basic syntax for the collection referencing and loop:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/213621

It's from excel2k but I assume it still works the same.

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  Reply # 743032 10-Jan-2013 20:56
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To clarify are you wanting to search all cells in the target worksheets? Or just a range of cells?

You might want to give a bit more context around the objective of the spreadsheet and what the individual worksheets represent in case there are structural changes or alternative approaches that might make this easier. 

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