# How to drag reference formula down so it will change the sheet, but show the same cell

1. ## How to drag reference formula down so it will change the sheet, but show the same cell

I'm trying to figure out how to drag down a reference formula so it will change the sheet reference, not the cell reference.
I have multiple sheets, one for each sales rep. Each sheet is identical, except for the data I've entered manually, to reflect their sales numbers.
Within each sales reps' sheet, below the area of the manually entered numbers (which reflect their sales numbers - example: number of refusals, number of sales, etc), I have and area which calculates their performance from the data above, given in percentages(example: closing percentage, percent issued sales, etc.). So, say for the sheet named, "A. Smith", I have B2 with the number of sales appointments, and B3 with the number of closed sales. Below that, in cell B4 I have the formula =B3/B2, which gives me their closing sales percentage.

Now, the last sheet in my workbook is named, "Overall" which I would like to show the names of all the sales reps listed in column A, and their corresponding closing sales percentages in column B. Since I have over 30 individual sheets (one for each sales rep), I would like to apply the formula ='A. Smith'!B4 and be able to copy it down so that the sheet name will change, but it will continue to reference B4 from each sheet.

I've tried looking this up numerous times and found a few solutions to similar problems by using the INDIRECT formula, but I can't seem to get it to work for my specific situation.
If anyone can solve this for me or give me some insight I would greatly appreciate it!!

2. ## Re: How to drag reference formula down so it will change the sheet, but show the same cell

Hello
Try using the INDIRECT function as follows:

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Here your Sales Person/Sheet Name would be in cells A2 down.

Hope this helps.
DBY

3. ## Re: How to drag reference formula down so it will change the sheet, but show the same cell

AHA! Finally!!!! Thank you SO much!!

4. ## Re: How to drag reference formula down so it will change the sheet, but show the same cell

Hi
Glad it worked. With INDIRECT it's usually a case of getting all the punctuation and syntax lined up correctly.

DBY

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