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XL2000: Links to Closed Workbook Are Not Updated Properly

Article ID: 248216

Article Last Modified on 11/5/2003


  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248216


When you open a workbook in Microsoft Excel 2000, some formulas unexpectedly calculate a value of zero.


  • When you opened the workbook, you clicked No when you were asked to update the links.


  • The workbook that you are linking to is not open.


  • The formulas that do not calculate correctly refer to a defined name in another workbook.


  • The defined name contains a relative cell reference. For example, the defined name refers to =Sheet1!A$1.


  • The following conditions exist in the workbook that contains the defined name:

    • The Iteration option on the Calculation tab of the Options dialog box is enabled.
    • The workbook contains a circular reference.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: XL2000

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