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How to use a cell value as part of a workbook reference, in a formula?

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    How to use a cell value as part of a workbook reference, in a formula?

    Hi,

    It is probably a very simple solution to this problem. Have tried to search for it, but haven't found any, and is hoping that someone is able to help with the problem

    I have this formula:
    =IF(A2&B2="";;SUMPRODUCT(1*('G:\Shared\3_HMS and Kvalitet (QC)\3.5_DM\[Dokumentkontroll.xlsm]Registration'!CI:CI=A2&B2))+SUMPRODUCT(1*('G:\Shared\3_HMS and Kvalitet (QC)\3.5_DM\[Dokumentkontroll.xlsm]Returned documents'!P:P=A2&B2)))

    What i want to do is to change the first part of the workbook reference, this part:
    G:\Shared\3_HMS and Kvalitet (QC)\3.5_DM\

    With text that is stored in a cell, say L2. This way i will be able to make the workbook reference dynamic, so i don't have to repair broken links, when someone desides to change a folder name.

    Any help will be appreciated

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    Re: How to use a cell value as part of a workbook reference, in a formula?

    You would normally use the INDIRECT function for this. However, it does not work with closed workbooks. If you are allowed to download add-ins, there is a free one called morefunc which has the extra function INDIRECT.EXT, and this will work with closed workbooks - do a Google search on places to download it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: How to use a cell value as part of a workbook reference, in a formula?

    Hi, Pete

    Thank you for the response INDIRECT is not an option since i need it to work with a closed workbook and sadly i'm not allowed to install any add-ins so INDIRECT.EXT is also not an option.

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