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    Copy a relative reference formula from one sheet to another.

    Hello!

    My simple problem is each new worksheet in certain cells needs to have the previous sheet identical cell value, plus an integer. I found a previous thread with a solution as follows. (and I quote)

    You can use a user-defined function. In a module, enter:
    Function Prevsheet(ref As Range)
    Set sh = Sheets(Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index - 1)
    Prevsheet = sh.Range(ref.Address)
    End Function

    In worksheet (except first):
    If Sheet1!A1 has 1, then in Sheet2!A1, enter: =Prevsheet(A1)+1 and you'll see 2.
    In Sheet3!A1, enter =Prevsheet(A1)+1 and you'll see 3 etc. End quote.

    While this works for the first sheet, when I copy this sheet I get a circular formula warning in relation to this and the value is zeroed.

    It obviously seems to work, but not quite. Any suggestion greatly appreciated. Craig

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    Re: Copy a relative reference formula from one sheet to another.

    It does work, but it seems a little temperamental so I'm not sure I would want to use it. I put some debug statements in to show what is happening. I found that, if I got the circular reference, going through each sheet (in order) and pressing F2 and Enter to re-commit the formula, it would work. Comment out the debug statements for live running. See the attached example.

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    HTML Code: 
    Application.Caller.Address: $A$1
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index: 2
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index -1: 1
    ActiveSheet.Name: Sheet2
    sh.Name: Sheet1
    Application.Caller.Address: $A$1
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index: 3
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index -1: 2
    ActiveSheet.Name: Sheet3
    sh.Name: Sheet2
    Application.Caller.Address: $A$1
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index: 4
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index -1: 3
    ActiveSheet.Name: Sheet4
    sh.Name: Sheet3
    Application.Caller.Address: $A$1
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index: 5
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index -1: 4
    ActiveSheet.Name: Sheet5
    sh.Name: Sheet4
    Application.Caller.Address: $A$1
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index: 6
    Range(Application.Caller.Address).Parent.Index -1: 5
    ActiveSheet.Name: Sheet6
    sh.Name: Sheet5
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