Cross-sheet References in Formulas Generating #REF Errors


This formula has been working for years, with no changes to the underlying structure. Any ideas?

I see that this eventually resolved itself for other users, but it's been a couple weeks for me.


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @PeteATX

    I hope you're well and safe!

    • Is it an advanced sheet with a lot of cross-sheet references?
    • Have you checked the Reference Manager for clues?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week & Happy New Year!


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  • Enfield Homes

    I'm having the same issue. Cross Sheet references worked as expected for 2 years and suddenly revert to REF# or INVALID DATA. Nothing was changed and the formulas are correct. Re mapping the reference seems to work (but not for all rows) , but then reverts back to REF# upon the next time the sheet is refreshed or logged into.

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