XL7: Relative Cell Reference Fails to Update


In Microsoft Excel, when you create a cell reference that duplicates an
existing relative cell reference, the second reference may not be updated.


This problem may occur when you do the following:

  • You type a relative reference in a cell that refers to an empty cell
    that is above the reference in a column.

  • You type a second reference that duplicates the first reference in a
    cell located in a row above the first cell reference.

  • You then type a value in the cell to which the references are linked.
This problem does not occur if you use absolute cell references.

NOTE: If you delete the second cell reference and then retype it, the
reference is updated correctly, and the problem will no longer occur on the
active worksheet. However, the behavior will occur again on a new
worksheet. Also, the problem does not occur if you type the second cell
reference in the same row as the cell that you are referencing.


To work around this problem, do either of the following:

  • Delete the second relative reference and retype it.

  • Use absolute references.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products
listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in
Microsoft Excel for Windows 95, version 7.0a.


ID članka: 146056 – Zadnji pregled: 14. feb. 2017 – Revizija: 1

Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition

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