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    Indirect File links not working when linkfile is closed

    I'm trying to link some different sheets that all are in the same folder, but I want to avoid absolute file references.

    The quotes will always be in the same folder for the same project so the folder structure would e.g. be as be below:

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    File structure would be similar to below

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    The summary file will extract data from the quotes and and present them in a a table. I want the summary file to be a template where the only thing a person needs to enter is the filename and the an indirect formula pulls out the data. That is easy enough, but it requires the quotes to be open. If I close the qoutes I get #REF. Open the quote and the value is shown again. How do I avoid that (can't have all the files open all the time)?

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    Re: Indirect File links not working when linkfile is closed

    Hi, that is the nature of the INDIRECT function: it works only on opened files

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    Re: Indirect File links not working when linkfile is closed

    Short answer is you can not. there are other approaches, see the link below. But you have not provided much information to give a more specific answer

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...nal-files.html

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