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I have created a worksheet named Accumulator it gets its data from a sheet called Sales Report.  I use the statement
=IF(B99=1,'[JimsTest#xls]Sales Report'!B93) to capture the data from week 1 I want to preserve the data in that cell so I can use it to sum up the month#  There will be 4 cells with the same data items,
grocery sales
meat sales
produce sales
Dairy sales
I have these data items listed for each week in the month so the value of B99 will vary between 1 to 52#  my problem is how to preserve week 1 data when the week changes to week 2  Week two's data fills fine but week one goes back to 0#  I rewrote the equals statement without the else =  0 but it goes back to false without the 0.  Can you point me in the correct direction?  I think I have been complete in my description of the issue, however, if you need more information please lat me know.
Thank You,
Jim Gillmore
Thank you

Short of writing a macro to do what you want and need, you will have to either hard type the formula's result in a cell somewhere to preserve its value or copy and paste special as values to preserve it.  As soon as week 2;s data becomes available your formula grabs it, as you have seen, and "forgets" week 1.  This is just the nature of the beast with formulas since they are dynamic.

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