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Attempt to fetch data from another file using OFFSET() failed

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    Attempt to fetch data from another file using OFFSET() failed

    Hello Sir,

    I tried to use the OFFSET() function to fetch data from another file, but resulted in error. To put it using a simple example, Book1.xls tries to read data from Book2.xls as in cell A1:

    =OFFSET([Book2]Sheet1!$A$1,ROW()-1,0)

    When file Book2.xls is open, this worked perfectly. But it got all error values if the file is closed.

    Why this happened?

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    Re: Attempt to fetch data from another file using OFFSET() failed

    Interestingly, the INDEX() function works well, even if the source file is closed

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