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dragging an equation but only changing one part of the equation

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    Hello,
    I have the following equation that I want to drag from cell 1 of a worksheet to cell 30.

    =+'D:\Documents and Settings\218019778\Desktop\Accounts\Duxon (Melle)\Waste Treatment\Operator Log Sheet\[Operator Log Sheet Example.xlsx]Day 2'!$B$19

    I want to keep the equation exactly the same in each cell I drag it to except that I want the Day (marked in red in the equation) to sequentially increase. For instance, I want the day to change to day 3, day 4, day 5, and so on as I drag the equation down.

    Is this possible?

    thanks!

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    Re: dragging an equation but only changing one part of the equation

    dear eager beaver, please do not duplicate threads...

    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...-equation.html
    Last edited by icestationzbra; 04-09-2012 at 01:13 PM.

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    Re: dragging an equation but only changing one part of the equation

    Assuming your formula starts in B2:

    =INDIRECT("'D:\Documents and Settings\218019778\Desktop\Accounts\Duxon (Melle)\Waste Treatment\Operator Log Sheet\[Operator Log Sheet Example.xlsx]Day "&COUNT($B$1:B1)+1&"'!$B$19")
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    Re: dragging an equation but only changing one part of the equation

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