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# How to use a cell value as Table Array in VLOOKUP worksheet function

I need to use VLOOKUP for a spreadsheet I'm running and need to use the
value in a cell as the name of the table array for VLOOKUP.

Is this possible ?

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I need to use VLOOKUP for a spreadsheet I'm running and need to use the value in a cell as the name of the table array for VLOOKUP.

Is this possible ?

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Greetings all -
I have a workbook that consists of a summary sheet, and several worksheets
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Greetings all -
I have a workbook that consists of a summary sheet, and several worksheets
which contain monthly data. In the summary worksheet, I have the names of the
other worksheets in column A.

I want to use the value of a cell (ie: the worksheet name) in a formula to
reference the monthly sheet. Ex:

Summary sheet
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Assume the target data in Sheet1!D4 is the value 45.

Now:
In cell B2 of this Summary Sheet, I want to enter a formula that combines
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I've tried a direct reference:
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Tried various combinations of CONCATENATE, such as:
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I need to make a cell value generate a cell value in another cell.

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