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    formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    I am trying to make formula so it looks up the cell on the left and add +1 in it cell and then the next cell would do the same.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Assume the cell to the left is A1, then the formula in B1 will be =A1+1, then the formula in C1 will be =B1+1, and so on.
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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Thnx i understand that, but what i am trying to make is formula that would do that without me typing it in manually.
    Let's assume i need to make a row with 300 inputs, im looking for one formula so i can just paste in all of them.

    Something like =A1+1 turned into =(-1)+1 where (-1) would say look up value in the cell left of it.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Please attach a sample workbook. Make sure there is enough data to demonstrate your need. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary. Remember to remove ALL confidential information first!!!

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Practice.xlsx

    Sorry This might be more complicated than i thought.
    What im trying to do is to make calendar, if you check the file i have already done so it auto generates the dates but i want to make that formula so i don't have to enter manually.
    I understand that typing 30 cells in manually aint that hard, but i am trying to learn excel and i usually do best by practice so i appreciate any help thnx.
    Last edited by kris_; 10-04-2015 at 12:14 PM.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    I am a bit confused about what you want, but try this in B6 and drag the formula to the right:

    =DATE (A2,TEXT (A1,"mm"),COLUMNS ($A:A))

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Sorry the one i uploaded was a bit old file. what i have in B6 is =DATE(A2,A1,1)
    And it works it generates the days and dates according to month that is chosen in drop down menu.
    in C6 i have =B6+1 and it adds the next day and date
    What i am trying to make is a formula so i dont have to type =B6+2 =B6+3 in each next cell. Surley there should be a formula i can apply to each cell to do that manually.
    Hope you understand.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    So did you actually try thr formula that I suggested? I am having problems attaching a file onto the forum site right now.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    On second thoughts -it's incorrect.

    Use this:

    =DATE ($A$2,$A$1,COLUMNS($A:A))

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Ohh yeah it did work, care to explain why ?

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Sure. The first bit is the same as yours. The ladt bit - the columns bit - is simply a counter. A:A resolves as 1; A:B as 2, etc.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

    Thnx for the help will read upon columns function and arrays.

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    Re: formula to reference cell on the left and add +1

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