In this tutorial we will learn how to trace dependents to another tab in Microsoft Excel. Tracing dependents in Excel can also be used to track dependencies between cells in different worksheets or tabs within the same workbook. To trace dependents to another tab in excel we simply have to select the cell and click on the “Trace Dependents” button. In this way we can visualize the relationships between cells in other tabs.
We have a dataset in Excel with two tabs – “Sheet3” and “Sheet4”. “Sheet3” contains a list of numbers and “Sheet4” contains their multiples. To trace the first dependent cell of the number 5, which is located in “Sheet3”, we can use Excel’s “Trace Dependents” feature.
Tracing dependents in Excel is a powerful feature that allows users to understand the relationship between different cells in a worksheet. It enables users to visualize how changes in one cell affect other cells in a workbook. When a cell contains a formula, tracing dependents shows which other cells are used in the formula. Excel draws arrows from the cell with the formula to the cells that the formula depends on. This allows users to quickly see which cells are involved in a calculation.
Step 1 – Select the cell
– Select the cell whose dependents you want to trace.
Step 2 – Go to the Formulas Tab
– Go to the Formulas Tab in the menu bar.
Step 3 – Click on the Trace Dependents Option
– Click on the Trace Dependents option in the Formula Auditing section.
– An arrow will appear on the sheet.
Step 4 – Double Click on the Tail of the Arrow
– Double Click on the Tail of the arrow.
– A Go to dialog box will appear and all the dependents of that cell will be listed in that Go to dialog box.
Step 5 – Select any of the Dependents
– Select any of the dependents from the list which you want to trace.
Step 6 – Click on OK
– Click on OK in the Dialog box.
– The selected dependent cell will be selected in the other tab automatically.