When to Use Absolute or Mixed Referencing in Excel Formulas [Video]

This video tutorial will teach you the difference between absolute referencing and mixed referencing. When you want to lock down the rows and columns the formula will have a dollar sign in front of the column and row. Example =$A$1.

When you only want to reference a locking of the row number the formula would look like this =A$1.

When you only want to reference a locking of the column the formula would look like this =$A1.

So a mixed reference is part absolute and part relative.

The dollar sign placement is important as it comes before the position (row/column) you want to make absolute or locked.

Practice with my YouTube example by clicking here. Absolute Referencing Mixed Reference YouTube example.

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About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at 5dollardinners.com.
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2 Responses to When to Use Absolute or Mixed Referencing in Excel Formulas [Video]

  1. alchems says:

    Steve! What a great lesson! THANK YOU! I’m gonna share this with my blog readers! When I do, I’ll hit you up! So valuable for those of us who are clutzes when it comes to effective use of Excel!

    So Cool!

  2. Pingback: Highlight Rows of Data in Excel with Conditional Formatting Formulas | Steve Chase Docs

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