absolute cell reference

absolute cell reference

[¦ab·sə‚lüt ′sel ‚ref·rəns]
(computer science)
A cell reference used in a formula in a spreadsheet program that does not change when the formula is copied or moved.

absolute reference

An address or pointer that does not change. For example, in a spreadsheet, a cell with an absolute reference does not change even if copied elsewhere. Contrast with relative reference. See explicit link.
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Learn some basic functions and formulas and how to use absolute cell reference. Other things discussed include Tables and PowerPivot Tables.
Notice the absolute cell reference ($) should be used before copying this formula to other cells.
Remember to use an absolute cell reference when referring to your table_array before copying.