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How to quickly create a hyperlink to specific worksheet in another workbook?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-25

In Excel, we can create a hyperlink to a web address to quickly open the website by clicking, but have you ever tried to create a hyperlink to a specific worksheet in another workbook? In this article, you may find the solution.

Hyperlink to a specific cell of a sheet in another workbook with Hyperlink function

Hyperlink to a specific cell of a sheet in another workbook with formula

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Hyperlink to a specific cell of a sheet in another workbook with Hyperlink function

To create a hyperlink to a sheet in another workbook, you can apply the Hyperlink function.

1. Select a cell which you want to place the hyperlink, and type the cell content as you need. See screenshot:
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 1

2. Then right click at the cell, and click Hyperlink form the context menu.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 2

3. In the Insert Hyperlink dialog, click the Browse button to select a workbook you want to link from the Link to File dialog. See screenshot:
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 3

4. Then click OK to close the Link to File dialog, and click Bookmark button to specify a sheet of the workbook you want to link, also you can specify the cell you want to jump to in the Type in the cell reference text box. See screenshot:
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 4

5. Click OK, and if you need to display a screen tip, you can click SreenTip to specify the screen tip.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 5

6. Click OK > OK to close the dialogs. Then the hyperlink has been created. When you click at the hyperlink, it will open the workbook and locate the specific cell of the sheet you link.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 6


Hyperlink to a specific cell of a sheet in another workbook with formula

There is also a formula that can quickly create hyperlink to another workbook.

Select a cell which you are going to place the hyperlink, and type this formula =HYPERLINK("[C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\20161122.xlsx]overtime!B4","CLICK HERE") into the formula bar, and then press Enter. Now the hyperlink has been created.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 7

Note: in the formula, you can change the path and displayed text as you need.


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If you want to create all hyperlinks of the workbooks in a folder, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Filename List utility.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Click Kutools Plus > Import & Export > Filename List. See screenshot:
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 8

2. In the Filename List dialog, do as below:

A: Select the folder you want to list its all files

B: Specify the file type you want to list

C: Specify the size unit as you need when list

D: Check the Creating hyperlinks option.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 9

3. Click Ok, the linkable file names have been list in a new sheet.
doc hyperlink workbook sheet cell 10

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I am also having the same problem - has anyone been able to solve it? Please?
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Hi, Lily, if you have the same problem with Grant, please view the answer above.
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Hi there,
I am desperately looking for help, oh god, please some help. I literally want to pull my own teeth and hair out right about now!
=HYPERLINK("[C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\20161122.xlsx]overtime!B4","CLICK HERE")

I am using this formula to hyperlink to another cell in another work book, what I would really like to do is make it so that i can then drag the original cell down to auto fill in correlation with the target cell. Ie. when I drag the cell down in the workbook I am using the HYPERLINK formula in the 'B4' in the above formula would change to 'B5', 'B6', 'B7' and so on. At the moment it will just copy the formula down leaving 'B4' in.
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD COULD SOMEONE HELP? I have found numerous mindboggling formula that look like it should work such as:
=HYPERLINK("#"&CELL("address",INDIRECT("Sheet1!D"&ROW())), D1) BUT I CAN'T MAKE IT WORK!
PLEASE HELP!
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Hi, GRANT, you can try this formula =HYPERLINK("[C:\Users\AddinsVM001\Desktop\aa.xlsx]Sheet3!A"&ROW(),"CLICK HERE")
in the formula:
C:\Users\AddinsVM001\Desktop\aa.xlsx]Sheet3! is the file path and the worksheet name
A is the column that you want to refer to, supposing, you want to click the cell to refer to the B1 in another workbook, change A to B
ROW() indicates the current row of formula cell locate. If the cell that you want to refer to is at the same row with the formula row, use ROW(), if the reference cell are above the formula cell, minus the number of row difference, if it is below the formula cell, plus the difference.
Take an instance, in cell B7, I want to refer to cell B1 in another workbook's sheet3, the formula is
=HYPERLINK("[C:\Users\AddinsVM001\Desktop\aa.xlsx]Sheet3!B"&ROW()-6,"CLICK HERE")
press Enter key, and drag auto fill handle down, it will auto refer to B2, B3, B4
Hope this can help you.
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i need exactly the same..
strangely in google tabels it does it-....because it defines the range:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-KvvXxFzSxEyODMqTVPt4gsVC5g4K0Q_/edit#gid=2043746334&range=A8
so you can drag it down and i goes up A9, A10 etc
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Hi, thank you for the info, it made the trick for me.
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