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On Excel, I have a DDE formula on B1 which reads =server|info!someText.data

I want to change the formula so that someText is written on A1 and then reference it on the DDE formula. Something like =server|info!A1.data.

I have tried to concatenate "A1" directly on the formula, as it is above, with no success.

Some other things I tried were =server|info!A1&".data" and =server|info!indirect(A1)&".data", but had no success.

Is there a way to achieve this? How?

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Does this work for you?

="server|info!"& A1 &".data"

Be sure to include all the quotation marks.

Then, I think you might need to use =INDIRECT(B1) somewhere else, if I understand your question.

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Nice try, but it didn't work. We got an #REF error. – Mario Marinato -br- Mar 30 '12 at 13:27

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