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How to always get the value from above cell when inserting or deleting row in Excel?

Normally, we can reference above cell value by using a simple formula, but, when you insert a new row above the reference cell formula, the reference cell will not be changed automatically as following screenshot shown. This article, I will talk about how to always get the above cell value when inserting or deleting rows in Excel.

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Always get the value from above cell when inserting or deleting rows with formula


arrow blue right bubble Always get the value from above cell when inserting or deleting rows with formula

To deal with this job, here is an easy formula can help you, please do as follows:

Enter this formula into a cell where you want to reference the above cell: =INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW()-1,COLUMN())), and press Enter key to get the value from above cell, see screenshot:

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And now, when you inserting new row above the reference formula cell, the referenced cell will always be the above cell value. See screenshot:

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