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Workaround for a circular reference required

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    Workaround for a circular reference required

    Hi all

    I have a spreadsheet which should balance but doesn’t so therefore I want to lose the balance as the difference is insignificant.

    The problem I have is that this creates a circular reference which I need to find a solution to.

    What is the best way to achieve this? I am open to any ideas but it needs to be automated as much as possible.

    Currently the spreadsheet totals the budget and target rows – if there is a difference between the two I need to lose this in cell G28

    I have attached an example
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    Re: Workaround for a circular reference required

    Have you tested using "Goal Seek"?

    Goto tab "Data"-> "What if Analysis" and click "Goal Seek"

    Based on your uploaded file

    Set cell: G49
    To value: 0
    By changing: G28

    Click "ok" twice


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