How to get or reference cell from another worksheet in Excel?

In some cases, you may need to get or reference a specific cell value from other worksheets, and make these linked cells dynamic with the changes of referenced cell. In this article, we will introduce two methods for you to achieve it.

Get cells from multiple worksheets one by one with formula

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Get cells from multiple worksheets one by one with formula

For example, you need to reference cell B15 from worksheet “The First Quarter” to current sheet, the following formula will help you easily achieve it. Please do as follows.

1. In current worksheet, select a blank cell which you want to get the value of cell B15 of sheet “The First Quarter”, then enter formula = ‘The First Quarter’!B15 into it.


1. In the formula, “The First Quarter” is the sheet name which contains the cell you need to reference to another sheet, B15 is the referenced cell. Please change them based on your needs.

2. If the sheet name contents are separated by spaces, please embraced the sheet name with single quotes in the formula. If no spaces exist in sheet name, just enter the sheet name without single quotes embraced.

2. If you want to get or reference cells from multiple sheets into current sheet, please repeat the above operations.

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If you want to quickly reference the same cell (says B15) from multiple worksheets to current one, the Dynamically Refer to Worksheets utility of Kutools for Excel will save your time.

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1. Select the cell B15 in a worksheet you need to reference from other sheets, and then click Kutools > More > Dynamically Refer to Worksheets. See screenshot:

2. In the Fill Worksheets References dialog box, you need to:

2.1 Select Fill vertically cell after cell in the Fill order drop-down list;

2.2 Click the Lock Formula button in the Fill formula section;

2.3 Check the sheet names you need to reference cells from in the Worksheet list box;

2.4 Select a cell in the destination worksheet to locate the referenced cells.

2.5 Click the Fill Range button. See screenshot:

3. Close the Fill Worksheets References dialog box.

Then you can see the data in the same cell B15 of all selected worksheets are referenced into a certain worksheet as below screenshot shown.

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  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished. · 1 years ago
    How do I reference a cell in another sheet that will also capture the formatting in that cell (color, font, etc)? =[name]![column row] doesn't do it.
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    Isaac Blaise · 4 years ago
    In previous versions of Excel (2010) when you had 2 workbooks open, side-by-side (on multiple monitors) and used this nifty feature, you could go back and forth between the workbooks and the info would stay in the status bar even though you were working in a different workbook. Now, in 2013, it seems that as soon as you shift focus to a different workbook, it clears the status bar. Do you know if this is a static "feature" or something that can be turned back on?