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    Question Populating a cell with data from another cell in a different workbook

    I am entering data into one workbook 1 (WB1) that contains a worksheet for every month. I manually extract some of the data from WB1 and put it into workbook 2 (WB2), which also contains a worksheet for every month. Is there a way to populate WB2 from WB1? For example, I want cell B5 from WB1 to automatically populate B5 in WB2, and so on. I have to update this every day and would like to way to automate it to cut down on data entry errors since they need to match. And both of these files are stored in SharePoint for others to access if need be. I donít know if that matters or not.

    I have attached a sample of the workbooks (yet only have one month in each of these wb).
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    Re: Populating a cell with data from another cell in a different workbook

    Are you able to provide more parameters for what you'd like to copy over?

    Functions such as SUMPRODUCT could be used to accomplish this and it does not require your source WB to be open. You'd simply define the target variable and range, and then Updates Links everytime you open WB2.

    For example =SUMPRODUCT((.../[WB1.xlsx]December2013!A4:A34=A4)*(.../[WB1.xlsx]December2013!B4:B34)) would give the value of Column B from WB1 when the date in A on WB2 matches the date on WB1.
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    Re: Populating a cell with data from another cell in a different workbook

    VLOOKUP will also work on closed workbooks
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