Circular References in Excel

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When I open a couple of my spreadsheets, I get the following warning:

"There are one or more circular references where a formula refers to its own cell either directly or indirectly. This might cause them to calculate incorrectly."

 

How can I find the circular references to correct them?

 

Thanks.

1 Reply

@EverettMoran 

Activate the Formulas tab of the ribbon.

In the Formula Auditing group, click the dropdown arrow on the right hand side of the Error Checking button, and select Circular References. You should see a submenu listing the cells that have formulas with circular references.

Selecting a cell address in the submenu will activate that cell, so that you can inspect its formula.