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AndkingA
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Dear, I face the following problem,
in a spreadsheet I want to summarize a series of data present in other sheets (of the same document). To do it the way I know, I go to call each value like this: ="sheetname"!"coordinates"
however if the values are many I find it difficult to manage everything in this way, above all because the sheets are different and every time I have to make a change I have to do it in many places, with all the risks of making mistakes.

Do you have any suggestions?

If I can, I attach an example.

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@AndkingA

I have used INDIRECT to reference data using local sheet-based names. 

The worksheet formula is

=INDIRECT(ref)

where 'ref' is defined to be names of the form

= mnth & "!" & val

which in turn uses relative references to the row and column headers.

 

To define the local names such as 'Jan!Valore_A'

=Jan!$A$2

I simultaneously selected all the month tab and ctrl-selected all the pairs of headings and values.  I have never done this before but 'Create from Selection' simultaneously created all 42 local names.

 

Once you have that, you can change the position of value cell on any sheet and because the local names follow the content the correct results still appear on the Riepilogo sheet.

oh wow !!!! @Peter Bartholomew 

 

Your solution is Super!
thanks to your suggestions I can get my purpose quickly, even if I create many labels.
But that's just what I wanted to achieve.

Thank you very much!

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