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Automatic adjustment when copying of column reference within INDIRECT function

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An as yet unanswered question on Web Applications, INDIRECT cell reference - Can't copy cell as reference cell pattern remains same, from @Daniel Klose is:

I have an Overview Sheet where I want to display a sum of values from another sheet. I'm using the indirect function to grab the sheet name from a cell in the overview sheet. The formula looks like this and sits in Cell C16:

=SUM(INDIRECT($A17&"!B$2:B"))

When I now copy the cell to the next column (D16) the reference should adjust like so:

=SUM(INDIRECT($A17&"!C$2:C"))

But it doesnt, it just remains as is. How do I get the formula to adjust the text part in the INDIRECT function as well?

Is there a way to achieve the end results sought with a single formula?

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When in ColumnC B can be returned with =char(Column()+63) and since not inside double quotes this will automatically adjust to C in ColumnD.

This way a string acceptable to INDIRECT can be constructed in C16 that should produce the same result as the current formula in C16 and also, unlike the current formula, copy across to display the relevant result:

=SUM(INDIRECT($A17&"!"&char(column()+63)&"$2:"&char(column()+63)))

Since relying on COLUMN and CHAR this is limited to referencing the columns with single character references (ie the first 26).

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