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    Copying formula but replacing the reference (using specific criteria not automatic)

    Good morning,

    Thanks for all the feedback you provide, this forum is very helpful. I have a table with multiple columns, each column is counting the yeses from another worksheet and there's one column for each sheet. I need to copy the formulas from one column to another column, the formula should be exactly the same with the exception of the name of the reference that is pulling the info from. Please see example below:

    Copy this =COUNTIF(tree!C7:C22, "Yes")
    And paste it as =COUNTIF(panda!C7:C22, "Yes")

    I have Excel 365. Is there a way of doing that without actually going and manually replacing tree with panda? The column has about 200 rows so that would be a lot of work!

    I'll really appreciate your assistance with this.

    Thank you!

    Andrea
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    Re: Question about copying formula from one column to another but replacing the reference

    if you type in
    =COUNTIF(panda!$C$7:$C$22, "Yes")
    in the first row and provide there is data in the column before - move the curser to the bottom right corner - should turn into a black cross and double click it will populate all the rows with the same formula all the way down
    OR
    same position and Drag the formula down 200 rows
    No Need to edit each one
    OR
    copy the formula to the new column completely
    and then
    using the replace function in the menu FIND/REPLACE
    change TREE to PANDA
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    Re: Copying formula but replacing the reference (using specific criteria not automatic)

    This is perfect. Thank you Wayne!

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    Re: Copying formula but replacing the reference (using specific criteria not automatic)

    you are welcome

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