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I have a sheet where I want to use a formula to refer to a field on another sheet. I do not know the exact cell address, but I know it's the cell right next to the cell where it says "Niels Brinch".

How do I reference the cell?

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If you know which columns both "Niels Brinch" and the cell you're looking for are in, then you can achieve this with a VLOOKUP.

Your formula would include something like

=VLOOKUP("Niels Brinch", A1:B20, 2, false)

In this case I'm assuming the name appears in column A and the cell you're looking for is in column B and that you only have 20 rows of data. If that isn't the case, you'd need to adjust the second parts of the function. Replace the range with a table containing what you're looking for. The column with the name should be the first column in this range for the lookup to work.

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And then I refer to the other sheet before A1? – Niels Brinch Feb 8 '13 at 14:56
Yes. Sorry the range would be 'Sheet1!A1:B20' or whatever the appropriate range and sheet name would be. – aelfric5578 Feb 8 '13 at 15:24
Nicely done. It works perfectly. Thanks. – Niels Brinch Feb 11 '13 at 8:03

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