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Excel 2010 - using text in a cell to refer to a link path

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I have the typical problem of excel swapping paths in our links.  It is getting really frustrating.

I am wondering if there is a way to get the value of a cell into the formula for the link.

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Question by:gpchicago08
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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40533429
Use the Indirect function, e.g.

=INDIRECT(a11)

This will return the same as

=X:\INTRANET.FILES\01_Human Resources (etc)!C5
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by:gpchicago08
ID: 40533432
INDIRECT needs the file link to be open.  This won't work.
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by:gpchicago08
ID: 40533447
What about getting a constant from Name Manager into the link formula?

LinkPath=X:\INTRANET.FILES\01_Human Resources\[GP-ProjectList.xlsm]Active Projects

How can I get this constant into the cell

='X:\INTRANET.FILES\01_Human Resources\[GP-ProjectList.xlsm]Active Projects'!C5
=LinkPath!C5  <---???
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 40533482
You can't. You'll have to use code, INDIRECT with open workbooks, or use an add-in like Morefunc.xll

Can you not just use the Edit Links dialog?
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by:gpchicago08
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Can code be written to fix the links?  I can then add it to a button and the world will be right again!
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by:Rory Archibald
ID: 40533568
How would it know what to fix them to? It's probably as easy to use the Edit Links dialog, or a simple Find/Replace.
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gpchicago08 earned 0 total points
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I don't want the users to have to do it.  It can be hard-coded into the button.  It would be used just to fix the links.
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by:gpchicago08
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I obviously can't do this simply.  I'm going to start a new question for the button programming.
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