cross sheet reference and circular reference


This is the formula that is giving me the Circular reference error

=SUM([Inventory Quantity]@row - (SUMIFS({Order Qty}, {Auto ID Number}, [Auto UNIT ID]@row)))

What I need to do is take the current value in the [Inventory Quantity] and subtract the Order Quantity on another sheet. So if you have a value of 1 in the [Inventory Quantity] cell and there a value of 1 in the {Order Qty} then it should return a value of 0.


  • Stefan
    Stefan ✭✭✭✭✭✭




    The formula references itself. The circular reference may be direct where the reference is in the formula text itself, or indirect where this formula references a cell which then references back to this cell.


    Determine which reference is circular. Indirect references can be many levels deep. Sometimes it is easiest to make a copy of the formula and remove cell references until the error is eliminated. This process of elimination will help you see which reference is ultimately circular.

    From your formula I can only guess, that in the ranges in the other sheet there are references to the "Inventory Quantity" column.

    Maybe you can provide screenshots?

    Hope this helps


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  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, Stefan's prognosis is correct. You want to be sure your summary field is not being included in the column you're referencing. Try summing the data in a sheet summary field instead of in the sheet itself.

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