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@Column Reference

I have a formula that I would love to make into a column formula but am unable to because I reference a cell (a helper cell I have in the first cell of the column that is the same as the column name). Without being able to use [column name]1 in a column formula I am unable to have it be a formula that can be easily copied when a new row is added. If we were able to use @Column it would be the same idea as the @Row in a formula.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Sarah123

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Here's a possible workaround or workarounds

    • You could maybe reference the cell in a sheet-summary field instead, and then it would work to convert it to a column formula.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Sarah123
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    I'm not sure that would work. I have a column for each resource and then the formula would look up the resources name (right now I have it manually entered into the formula instead of being able to reference the column name) and then the project name. This is the formula:

    =IFERROR(INDEX(COLLECT({Hours}, {Resources}, "Resource Name", {Portfolio Project Resources Range 1}, [Project Name]@row, {Status}, <>"Completed"), 1), "")

    If I could have the "resource name" updated depending on the column name/title than I wouldn't have to manually update each formula for each column (I have over 100 resource columns).

  • Alex Kolker
    Alex Kolker ✭✭✭

    Could we have an @column reference to match the @row reference?  It would allow me to use a single formula across an entire row of a sheet (for a SUMIF calculation, for example), rather than having to paste the column header (twice) into the sum range cell by cell.