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    Question Find data on previous worksheet

    Hi all

    I am currently building 12 monthly reporting spreadsheets and each one had a worksheet for each day of the month. I have a formula which locates information from the previous sheet on each sheet:

    =vlookup(B6,'2nd'!$B$6:$E$21,3,0)

    What i want to be able to do is set this up so that one formula works on every sheet in that month, just selecting the previous tab's data. at the moment i have to go in and change the tab name on each worksheet, so on the 3rd it references the 2nd, on the 4th it references the 3rd, etc etc.

    Can anyone help with this?

    B.

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    If you could name your sheets, with just a number, like 1, 2, 3, etc....

    Then you could use formula:

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    Unfortunately I need the sheet names to be the days of the month for the users who will be looking at the sheets.

    Is there nothing that will tell the vlookup to just reference the sheet to the left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokovich
    Unfortunately I need the sheet names to be the days of the month for the users who will be looking at the sheets.

    Is there nothing that will tell the vlookup to just reference the sheet to the left?

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    Not really...unless you use VBA....

    Here's a revised formula that will look at the previous sheet if it is numbered naturally....

    e.g. If you are on "3rd", the formula will look to sheet named "2nd".....

    Hopefully it works for your needs...

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