Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

EXCEL 2013 - Link to a Specific Cell in Another Workbook

Posted on 2014-12-23
10
Medium Priority
?
261 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-24
Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays.

I am trying to insert a hyperlink to a specific cell in another workbook.  While I know how to insert a hyperlink to a particular workbook (per the screen below), I can't find how to reference a particular cell (e.g. A47)

Excel - Insert Hyperlink Dialog Box
Please advise.
Thank,s,
Steve
0
Comment
Question by:Stephen Kairys
  • 5
  • 5
10 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Flyster
ID: 40515352
The syntax for that would be:

=HYPERLINK("[Path/Workbook Name]SheetName!Cell", Friendly Name)

Something like:

=HYPERLINK("[C://MyFolder/TargetWorkbook.xlsx]Sheet1!A47", "Click here for Cell A47")

Flyster
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 40515520
Flyster,
Thank you for your reply.

Where would I paste the above in the dialog box pictured in my original post?
Steve
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Flyster
ID: 40515710
Hi Steve,

I don't think you can enter that from the Hyperlink Wizard. Basically what the Wizard does is create the code that I provided. I have to make one slight correction. Those should be forward slashes:

=HYPERLINK("[C:\MyFolder\TargetWorkbook.xlsx]Sheet1!A47", "Click here for Cell A47")
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 40515739
OK, so you're saying I should put the text below in the cell, like I would for the formula. Makes sense.

In fact, it worked!  I hope you don't mind if I keep the question open in case anyone knows how to do the above from the wizard. Be assured though that if you idea works, that I will be rewarding you points and a grade of A.

Thanks,
Steve
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Flyster
ID: 40515795
No problem. I'm kind of curious myself and will be trying a few things. I don't believe it can be done because it does not give you the edit hyperlink choice when you right-click or ctrl+K.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 40515894
Thanks.  I have my link, per your suggestion, installed in my workbook so I can now use it. :)
Steve
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Flyster earned 2000 total points
ID: 40515910
OK, I figured it out. In the address section, enter the path, followed by the pound sign, followed by the Sheet Name and cell. Sample:

C:\YourFolder\YourWorkbook.xlsx#Sheet1!A47
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 40515912
Thank you. I've stopped serious work for the day but will try tomorrow. I appreciate the help.
-Steve
0
 
LVL 4

Author Closing Comment

by:Stephen Kairys
ID: 40516693
Flyster, The above worked. Very cool. THANK YOU and Happy Holidays!
Steve
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Flyster
ID: 40516785
Thanks Steve. Same to you and yours!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
This article describes how you can use Custom Document Properties to store settings and other information in your workbook so that they will be available the next time you open the workbook.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

885 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