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How to avoid #ref error while deleting the rows in Excel?

While you refer a cell to another cell, the cell will display #REF error if the reference row has been deleted as below screenshot shown. Now I will talk about how to avoid #ref error and automatically refer to next cell while deleting the row.

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Avoid #REF error while deleting the rows


Avoid #REF error while deleting the rows

To avoid #REF error, you cannot use the general formula =cell reference, you need another formula.

Select a cell next to the cell you need to use a formula to refer a row to it and type the row number difference between the cell and reference cell. For instance, I want to refer B12 to B2, then type 10 into C2. See screenshot:
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The in the cell B2, type =OFFSET(B2,C2,), and press Enter key.
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Now while you deleting the row 12, the cell content will be updated and get the value in new row 12.

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혹시 열을 삭제할때도 #ref 방지가 될까요? 회사 주마다 반복업무하는데 미치겠네요 시트가 여러개에다가 일간,주간,월간으로 자금계획을 짜는데 일간을 앞에주간열을 삭제하고 뒤에 주간열을 추가하면 참조값이 틀어지는데 이게 =sum( 왼쪽값 , 위에값 ) 을 하게되면 열삭제 추가하면 참조값이 틀어지거나 삭제되면서 ref 되거나 추가한열을 제외하고 그전 참조셀에 물려있고해서 미치겠는데요 offset 이용하면 해결될까요?
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Nice Thanks
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Offset works nicely to avoid #ref when deleting rows. It is not necessary to store the offset in another cell - you could achieve the same result using the number 10 e.g. =offset(B2,10,)
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