Thank you again Brian, yesterday I tried all-sorts to try and get this
working, looking at your solution I was nearly there. -- So much to learn.
What is the best source for this sort of information?
I would like to learn more and make my spreadsheets more efficient.
I must admit that the help pages were a bit daunting and I couldn't relate the
example given to my problem.
On Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 05:00:05 Brian Barker wrote:
At 14:42 12/11/2012 +0000, Paul Stear wrote:
On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 14:19:22 Brian Barker wrote:
At 11:45 08/11/2012 +0000, Paul Stear wrote:
I have the same spreadsheet set I use each year. The new
spreadsheet for 2013 will need to reference fields in the 2012
spreadsheet. For the past few years I have manually changed the
Readings-2012 in every instance (well over 100).
I would like to be able to construct the spreadsheets with a
method to change the current year, eg 2013 minus 1 to give 2012
inserted so that the ref in the 2013 spreadsheet reads;-
Is this possible?
Yes. You need to concatenate the required year value with the
strings required before and after it. Suppose that you have the
current year - 2013 in your example - in A1 of your new
spreadsheet. You need to concatenate
"'file:///home/fred/Generation Readings-" with A1-1 and
".ods'#$Jan.A68". Note that the two single quotes are part of the
string you are creating and the four double quotes delimit the two
text strings, so the first string has a single quote immediately
following its opening double quote. You can carry out this
concatenation using the & operator:
(The numerical expression A1-1 is converted to a string value
You might expect this to work, but it doesn't. The formula above
results in a text string which is interpreted literally and not as
a cell reference to the other spreadsheet file. But the trick you
need is available in the INDIRECT() function, which provides the
necessary conversion. So the formula which works is
Thank you so much, your solution works a treat.
My spreadsheet consists of 15 pages each year, so my next question
is:- would it be possible to put the new year on page 1 named
"cover" in cell A2 and then change the "&A1-1&" to reference this on
for each instance on every page?
Yes. You refer to a cell on another sheet as sheet.cell. So you
would just need to use ...&cover.A2-1&... .
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