Excel HYPERLINK function
- Ex1 link to current sheet cell, specific sheet cell
- Ex2 link to and open a different workbook, or a specific cell in different workbook
- Ex3 link to a file in computer or network drive
- Ex4 link to a web page or send email to an address
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.
|HYPERLINK (link_location, [friendly_name])|
Enclosed with quotation marks if arguments are supplied as text string, such as Hyperlink(“#Sheet1!A1”, “A1 cell”)
The HYPERLINK function returns a linkable value which jumps to the destination you specified while click at.
Here, I provide some examples to describe the usage of the HYPERLINK function.
Link to a cell in the current sheet
=HYPERLINK("#A1","click to go to A1")
Click to jump to cell A1.
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.
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.
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.
Link to a file in computer
Link to a file in network drive
Link to a website or a web page
Send an email to an address
mailto:the address you want to send emails to
=HYPERLINK("mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org","contact with us")