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    Need to return cell reference from another cell

    For example, let's say that A1 is referencing B1. Thus, the formula in A1 is ="B1". I would like to have A2 return the referenced cell of A1, namely A2 ="B1". I don't know if INDIRECT or ADDRESS are helpful (just discovered them today), but I would appreciate some help in trying to figure out a way to do this! Thanks!

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    Re: Need to return cell reference from another cell

    You can do this by taking advantage of the old XL4 macros that are still coded into the spreadsheet from decades ago.

    Go to Formulas->Name Manager
    Make a new magic word
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    =GET.CELL(6,OFFSET(INDIRECT("RC",FALSE),0,-1))

    That -1 means wherever you type your magic word, it will pull the formula of the Cell 1 row left. Adjust as needed.

    This poster does a good job of explaining everything, and includes pictures.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9...ll-without-vba
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    Re: Need to return cell reference from another cell

    If you happen to be using Excel 2013 it has a new function to do this:

    A1 = some formula

    =FORMULATEXT(A1)
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    Re: Need to return cell reference from another cell

    Another option is this UDF...

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