How To Increase Cell Reference By More Than 1


I have a lot of data in a column. I want to use the data from cells on every 7th row, so I want to reference cells in every 7th row.

My first reference is  "=P8"

If I copy that cell and paste it below, I get "=P9", but I want it to be "=P15".

I have tried "=P8+7" and "=P(8+7)" and variations but they give errors such as #VALUE! or #NAME!

I think the solution may be simple, but my mind is a blank!

Thanks for any help you can give.

 - Baht



Thanks very much for the advice - some very interesting functions in there.

I decided to make it a little less complicated by adding an extra column (D) which contains the number 1 in the first cell, which is then incremented by 7 on each row. So this removes the requirement for the "ROWS" part of your expression.

The data I want is now in column Q, cells 1,8,15, 22, etc.

So to get the data, the cells on subsequent rows contain:


Thanks again.
Baht_Simpson (rep: 2) Aug 14, '16 at 5:18 pm
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salim_hasan (rep: 40) Aug 16, '16 at 5:39 pm
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