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Windows 7: excel has gone mad

07 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
excel has gone mad


Ok. God knows what has happen or what setting has changed

I have 2 excel spreadsheets. I use one to index the other and pull information into it.

For some unknown reason excel has stated doing this appdata thing.

The formula use to look like this

=INDEX('[DAILY SORTING OF DATA.xlt]WATCH '!$A$4:$M$1840,MATCH(A3:A1840,'[DAILY SORTING OF DATA.xlt]WATCH '!$A$4:$A$1840,0),11)

now it looks like this

=INDEX('C:\Users\Vic\AppData\Local\Temp\[DAILY SORTING OF DATA1.xlsx]DATA'!$A$2:$M$6000,MATCH(A$2:A$2493,'C:\Users\Vic\AppData\Local\Temp\[DAILY SORTING OF DATA1.xlsx]DATA'!$A$2:$A$6000,0),11)

(yes i know they are 2 different formulas- one is the original from a note pad- but that sheet doesn't work at all now either)

I can't remove the appdata bit from the formula.

I have tried redoing the sheet. It doesn't pull any data at all.

any ideas

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

are you running and saving two separate sheets..?

if so, try running them both in the same sheet via the tabs at the bottom of the screen
you can copy/paste the index to the new tab..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit

thank BugMeister

it is 2 separate sheets. I worked it out.

I had a back up in my sky drive. I brought then both down and then did a re- link. I have lost a little data but i can live with that

To re link

go to data ---- then edit links and change the connection.

note: ms words asked to re-link the documents as soon as i opened them.

thanks for your help BugMeister
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