Excel 2013 - Dynamic Link to Cell : Is it Possible?

Hi Everyone,

Per Excel 2013:

I know that in Excel, one can reference one cell from another. e.g. in R12, you can reference A206.

My problem is that i sometimes add a row in the middle of my worksheet.. Accordingly, A206 would now be A207 and my link is broken.

Is there a way to insert a link, then, that would be smart enough to work even after A206 becomes A207?

FWIW, if the answer to this question is NO, then I will still award points. :)

Thanks,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Create a Named range (Formulas-> Named range) and refer to that name instead of the address. The Named Range will automatically be adjusted when you add or delete rows, etc.

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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
What i understand is that you want hyperlink to update when you insert a new rows..the sad part is in a normal day to day usage you can't do that as when you insert rows the hyperlink doesn't get update..

However the way around to this is to go to formulas-->name manager and create a name range for the cell to which you are referring to.. and when you make hyperlink refer to that name range as apparently when you add new rows the name manager will updates the ranges and every time it will point to the original range which you defined in their..

You can refer the below mentioned link as well about how to create name ranges in excel and how to use them..

Name ranges

Saurabh...
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone. Both of your replies came through at same time and I love the quick responses.

I'll try this out later as I'm heading out to a meeting shortly.

Thanks again,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
OK. I was able to define a name:
_CompanyName_Radius for cell A977.

I then tried to insert a reference (link? I'm not sure of the correct terminology)...

Excel Reference to Named Cell

...but saw an error that the reference is not valid...

What am I missing? :)

Thanks,
Steve
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
When you create a name range it will show like this..Can you create a name range without _ and try...

Enclosed is the screenshot for your reference about what i mean...

Saurabh...
Name.jpeg
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Create a range without what?
Thanks.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Without a underscore sign..Like if you see my attachment it says the defined names their in hyperlink only...
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Tried it without underscore but did not work...

Excel ref not working
Thanks.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Like in my jpeg it shows name ranges out their separately..does it show it similarly in your document??

If not then can you check are you defining name range correctly and when you go to formulas does it show their??

If you are not able to figure out..can you upload your workbook so that i can look what's wrong and correct it..give me a sample copy...
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Sorry, for the delayed response...I'm been dealing with job-hunting issues over the past couple of days. I will try to get back to you before week's end. Thanks again.

Steve
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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