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Excel HYPERLINK function

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2019-06-21

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Syntax and Arguments

Usage and Examples


The HYPERLINK function creates a hyperlink which links to a given web page, a cell reference, or opens a file stored on the internet or your hard disk.

Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax

HYPERLINK (link_location, [friendly_name])


  • Link_location: Required, the saving path of a given file or destination of a web page you want to jump to.
  • Friendly_name: Optional, displayed content in the formula cell.


Enclosed with quotation marks if arguments are supplied as text string, such as Hyperlink(“#Sheet1!A1”, “A1 cell”)

Return Value

The HYPERLINK function returns a linkable value which jumps to the destination you specified while click at.

Usage and Examples

Here, I provide some examples to describe the usage of the HYPERLINK function.

Ex1 link to current sheet cell, specific sheet cell

Link to a cell in the current sheet

=HYPERLINK("#A1","click to go to A1")


Click to jump to cell A1.
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Link to a cell in different sheet in the same workbook

=HYPERLINK("#Sheet2!A2","go to A2 in Sheet2")


Click to jump to cell A2 in Sheet 2.
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Ex2 link to and open a different workbook, or a specific cell in different workbook

Link to a different workbook

Enter the full path and extension of the file you want to link to and open in the formula.

=HYPERLINK("C:\Users\AddinTestWin10\Desktop\functions\COLUMN function sample file.xlsx","COLUMN function sample file")


Click to open the workbook named COLUMN function sample file in folder functions.
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Link to a specific cell in different workbook

Use [] to enclose the file full path and extension, then type the sheet name and cell.

=HYPERLINK("[C:\Users\AddinTestWin10\Desktop\functions\COLUMN function sample file.xlsx]Sheet1!C1","COLUMN function sample file")


Click to jump to cell C1 in Sheet 1 of workbook named COLUMN function sample file.
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Ex3 link to a file in computer or network drive

Link to a file in computer


Link to a file in network drive

=HYPERLINK("\\v2\Share\aaa\test.docx","test file")

Ex4 link to a web page or send email to an address

Link to a website or a web page

=HYPERLINK("","Extendoffice Home")

Send an email to an address

mailto:the address you want to send emails to

=HYPERLINK("mailto:","contact with us")

Sample File
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