Reference to a cell in an other table in a Word document from a field

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How to reference to a cell in an other table from a field? I.e. I mean the following:

I have 2 tables in a Word document and I have to make a reference to any cell (e.g. R1C1) of the first from the any cell (e.g. R1C1) of the second. I have to do this using fields. So how can I perform such thing?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Highlight the table and insert a bookmark called Table. Move to your other table and insert a field, then simply reference the other table using the bookmark e.g:

{ =SUM(Table A1:A5) } 

Method 2

Small extra info: this only works inside a formula. =Tbl1 C2
does not work; if you need the value of a single cell, use e.g.
=AVERAGE(Tbl1 C2).

On the current Mac office (16.16, German locale), there is a bug that when you edit the formula later, the space character is missing, so in the dialog it says =AVERAGE(Tbl1C2). You need to add the space character back in, or there is a syntax error.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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