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So every time you write the value and want to update the cell, instead of wasting time on clicking and doing things through mouse, just hit F9 once and cell in excel will be updated. There is always a format type of every cell in Excel.

For instance, consider the following formula: If this formula is in a cell, and you insert a column before column B, then the formula doesn't update; it still refers to column B. Because the formula refers to column A and you didn't do anything to move column A.

If you did insert a column before column A, then the formula would update to reference column B.

David wonders if there is a way he can make a formula not automatically update when he inserts a column that would otherwise affect the formula.

For instance, if he has the formula =SUM(B: B) and then he inserts a column to the left of column B, the formula is automatically updated by Excel to =SUM(C: C).

Look at the bottom of the Excel window for the words CIRCULAR REFERENCES.

Like circular logic, a circular reference is a formula that either includes itself in its calculation or refers to another cell which depends on itself.When a cell formatted as General and the cell contains a reference to another cell, Excel copies the format of the referenced cell.Choosing any format other than General will prevent Excel from changing the format.This means that the best way to handle the formula is to use the INDIRECT function, in this manner: The INDIRECT function uses text for a parameter, and since it is text it is not considered a reference to be updated by Excel.Regardless of inserting or deleting columns, the formula will always refer to column B.He doesn't want the formula to update; he still wants it to refer to column B after he inserts the new column.