Use the Excel =HYPERLINK() function to jump to a cell or defined range in the SAME worksheet

Posted on 2014-11-30
Last Modified: 2014-12-04

When using the Excel =HYPERLINK() function, what is the proper form for jumping to a cell or defined range in the same worksheet?

The Excel Help file isn't very helpful because it only describes more distant links like going to a website URL or opening worksheets in other files. The following is the closest I can find:
=HYPERLINK("[Budget.xlsx]E56", E56)
 To jump to a different sheet in the same workbook, include the name of the sheet, followed by an exclamation point (!), in the link. In the previous example, to create a link to cell E56 on the September sheet, include September! in the link.
Here are a two examples of what I'm after:

1) Suppose you want a link in cell D4 which displays "Home" and takes you to cell A1 in the same worksheet. I know that in practice, it would be simpler to use the Hyperlink box (Ctrl+k) for this link but I'm specifically interested in seeing the form using the =HYPERLINK() function.

2) Suppose you define the range A1:A2 to be named "Origin" and instead of going to a single cell or using the cell reference A1, you want to include the named range in the =HYPERLINK() function and end up with both cells in the range being selected.

If someone could show me the formulas for these two examples, I will be off and running.

Question by:WeThotUWasAToad
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Accepted Solution

Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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You need to reference the workbook and sheet names when using the Hyperlink function.

1) =HYPERLINK("[Book1.xlsx]Sheet1!A1", "Home")
2) =HYPERLINK("[Book1.xlsx]Origin", "Home")
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Expert Comment

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The trick is to prepend the cell address with the #:


Author Closing Comment

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Great. Thanks.

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