Cells in excel not automatically updating
The workbook that contains the links is called the destination workbook, and the workbook that is linked to it is called the source workbook.
Select the cell that is not recalculating and, on the Home ribbon, check the number format. When a cell is formatted as Text, Excel makes no attempt to interpret the contents as a formula.After opening the workbook, on the Data tab, in the Connections group, click Edit Links, and then update the links only from the sources that you need.You can answer the startup prompt in a consistent way, and avoid seeing the startup prompt for this workbook.Manual recalculation is useful when you have a large spreadsheet that takes several minutes to recalculate.Instead of waiting impatiently while it recalculates after every change you make, you can set the recalculation to manual, make all of your changes, and then recalculate at once.Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site.
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When the source workbook and the destination workbook are open on the same computer, links are updated automatically.
When you open a destination workbook, and the source workbook is not open, you may be alerted by the Trust Bar whether to update the links.
Don't prompt for all workbooks I open, and update the links automatically This option affects every workbook opened on the computer.
Users who open the workbook on another computer are not affected.
You can control whether the Trust Bar alerts you, and whether to update all links when the alert does not appear.