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# Formula problems

## Formula problems

(OP)
Hi all,

Is anyone able to decipher the code below? I can get my head around INDIRECT, but the rest is jargon!

=IF(ISERROR(INDIRECT("'"&HG$17&"'!M"&MATCH($A5,INDIRECT("'"&HG$17&"'!D:D"),0))),0,INDIRECT("'"&HG$17&"'!M"&MATCH($A5,INDIRECT("'"&HG$17&"'!D:D"),0)))

### RE: Formula problems

Hi,

If you have Excel 2007 or greater, this will simplify...

=IFERROR(INDIRECT("'"&HG$17&"'!M"&MATCH($A5,INDIRECT("'"&HG\$17&"'!D:D"),0)),0)

So what does it mean:

HG17 must be a Sheet Name
MATCH returns a row offset number that when concatenated with M, results in an A1 style reference to a cell in column M like M1.

Then the INDIRECT converts the text of “SheetName!M1” for instance into a cell reference.

The same thing happens in the MATCH function, where the lookup range is returned from the text of “SheetName!D:D”

Skip,

Just traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!

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