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Question
Hi Aidan,i have this lookup below thats looking up a certain tab but i need the tab to be picked up from a dropdown list so i can reference different results hope this makes sense.

IF(ISNA(INDEX(Apex!\$1:\$1000,MATCH(costingchecklist!I14,Apex!\$A:\$A,0),MATCH(\$K\$5&\$K\$6,Apex!\$4:\$4,0))),0,INDEX(Apex!\$1:\$1000,MATCH(costingchecklist!I14,Apex!\$A:\$A,0),MATCH(\$K\$5&\$K\$6,Apex!\$4:\$4,0)))
Thanks
Mick

It will make the formula a bit longer, but you basically need to use the INDIRECT worksheet function - in a simplistic example

=INDIRECT(A1&"!a1")

where A1 contains the text Apex, this would return the value in cell A1 of the Apex sheet - by amending A1 you change the sheet that is looked at - hope this is clear - but let me know if you need more help - I felt it would be easier to follow giving you the simplistic example than by changing your original formula, but happy to give you that as a working example if you need it!
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#### Aidan Heritage

##### Expertise

I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!

##### Experience

My background is in the insurance industry and call centre areas, but have been called upon to provide many varied solutions.

Education/Credentials
I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!