"Constants" in a spreadsheet

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"Constants" in a spreadsheet

Postby j4nd3r53n » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:39 pm

Sometimes I need to divide/multiply a column of numbers with the same value, which in turn is calculated from numbers in other cells. It would be handy if I could first calculate that value somewhere in the sheet, and then reference it in a column - however, if I just reference the calculated cell in the first cell of the column of my calculations, then copy the it to the next cells, the reference "moves", as designed - see the attached, simple example.

Is there a way to avoid that? I think it must be something that many would find useful.
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Re: "Constants" in a spreadsheet

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:46 pm

You might find [Tutorial] Absolute, relative and mixed references a useful resource.
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Re: "Constants" in a spreadsheet

Postby FJCC » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:32 pm

In this specific case, make the formula in B4
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and then copy it down.
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