Solved

Determining the correct argument for =HYPERLINK() in Excel

Posted on 2011-03-17
2
202 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello,

In Excel (2007), suppose column C, in a worksheet titled "Alpha" contains a large list of numbers.  Furthermore, suppose each of those numbers refers to a specific row in a second worksheet (in the same Workbook) titled "Beta."  

1)  How should the =HYPERLINK() formula be written so that when pasted into column D of worksheet Alpha, it results in links that take you to the first (column A) cell of the row in worksheet Beta defined by the number in column C of worksheet Alpha?  For example:

    In worksheet Alpha, cell C53 = 671 results in cell D53 linking to cell A671 in worksheet Beta.

2)  In addition to the above conditions, suppose column B in worksheet Alpha contains some letter(s) and the formula in column D now links you to the cell in worksheet beta for which the reference is defined by the column B & C values in worksheet Alpha.  For example:

    In worksheet Alpha, cell B126 = Z and cell C126 = 88 results in cell D126 linking to cell Z88 in worksheet Beta.

How would that formula be written?

Does the entire pathway need to be included even though the two worksheets are in the same workbook?  If yes, can you provide an example using following pathway?

    C:\Users\UserName\Documents\UserFolder\UserFile.xlsx

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Steve_Brady
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:rspahitz
ID: 35161269
1) Cell D53 formula: =INDIRECT("Beta!A" & C53)

2) Cell D126 formula: =INDIRECT("Beta!" & B126 & C126)

Not sure what this has to to with HYPERLINK, which lets you link to an external website like this:

=HYPERLINK("http://dogopoly.com", "Dogopoly - the Game of High Steaks & Bones")
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 35161299
=HYPERLINK("[userfile]Beta!"&B126&C126)
should do it I think.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A little background as to how I came to I design this code: Around 5 years ago I designed an add-in that formatted Excel files to a corporate standard, applying different cell colours and font type depending on whether the cells contained inputs,…
Dealing with unintended Excel Active-X resizing quirks (VBA code simulates "self correction") David Miller (dlmille) Intro Not everyone is a fan of Active-X controls in spreadsheets (as opposed to the UserForm approach, the older Form controls …
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now