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

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-23

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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ํ˜น์‹œ ์—ด์„ ์‚ญ์ œํ• ๋•Œ๋„ #ref ๋ฐฉ์ง€๊ฐ€ ๋ ๊นŒ์š”? ํšŒ์‚ฌ ์ฃผ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋ฐ˜๋ณต์—…๋ฌดํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ๋ฏธ์น˜๊ฒ ๋„ค์š” ์‹œํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ฐœ์—๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ผ๊ฐ„,์ฃผ๊ฐ„,์›”๊ฐ„์œผ๋กœ ์ž๊ธˆ๊ณ„ํš์„ ์งœ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ผ๊ฐ„์„ ์•ž์—์ฃผ๊ฐ„์—ด์„ ์‚ญ์ œํ•˜๊ณ  ๋’ค์— ์ฃผ๊ฐ„์—ด์„ ์ถ”๊ฐ€ํ•˜๋ฉด ์ฐธ์กฐ๊ฐ’์ด ํ‹€์–ด์ง€๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด๊ฒŒ =sum( ์™ผ์ชฝ๊ฐ’ , ์œ„์—๊ฐ’ ) ์„ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ๋˜๋ฉด ์—ด์‚ญ์ œ ์ถ”๊ฐ€ํ•˜๋ฉด ์ฐธ์กฐ๊ฐ’์ด ํ‹€์–ด์ง€๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ์‚ญ์ œ๋˜๋ฉด์„œ ref ๋˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ์ถ”๊ฐ€ํ•œ์—ด์„ ์ œ์™ธํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ์ „ ์ฐธ์กฐ์…€์— ๋ฌผ๋ ค์žˆ๊ณ ํ•ด์„œ ๋ฏธ์น˜๊ฒ ๋Š”๋ฐ์š” offset ์ด์šฉํ•˜๋ฉด ํ•ด๊ฒฐ๋ ๊นŒ์š”?
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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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