How to Link to Another Sheet in Microsoft Excel

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024 by

Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool for organizing and analyzing data. One of its useful features is the ability to link to another sheet within the same workbook. This allows you to easily reference data from one sheet to another, saving you time and effort. In this article, we will discuss how to link to another sheet in Microsoft Excel.

Creating a Link

To create a link to another sheet in Excel, you will need to use the HYPERLINK function. This function allows you to create a clickable link that will take you to a specific cell in another sheet. The syntax for the HYPERLINK function is as follows:

=HYPERLINK(link_location, [friendly_name])

The link_location is the cell reference or named range of the cell you want to link to. The friendly_name is the text that will be displayed in the cell as the link. Let’s look at an example.

Assuming we have two sheets in our workbook, Sheet1 and Sheet2, and we want to link to cell A1 in Sheet2. In Sheet1, we would enter the following formula in cell A1:

=HYPERLINK(“#Sheet2!A1”, “Go to Sheet2”)

This will create a link in cell A1 that, when clicked, will take you to cell A1 in Sheet2. You can also use named ranges instead of cell references in the link_location argument. This can be helpful if you have a large dataset and want to link to a specific section of the sheet.

Using the Insert Hyperlink Feature

Another way to create a link to another sheet is by using the Insert Hyperlink feature. This feature allows you to create a link to a specific cell or range in another sheet, as well as external websites or files. To use this feature, follow these steps:

  1. Select the cell where you want to create the link.
  2. Go to the Insert tab and click on the Hyperlink button.
  3. In the Insert Hyperlink window, select “Place in This Document” on the left-hand side.
  4. Choose the sheet and cell or range you want to link to.
  5. Click OK to create the link.

Updating Links

If you make changes to the cell or range that is linked to, the link will automatically update in the cell where the link was created. However, if you move or rename the sheet that is being linked to, the link will break. To fix this, you can use the Edit Links feature in Excel. This feature allows you to update, change, or remove links in your workbook.

To access the Edit Links feature, go to the Data tab and click on the Edit Links button. From here, you can update the source of the link or change the link to a different sheet or file.


Linking to another sheet in Microsoft Excel can save you time and make your data more organized. By using the HYPERLINK function or the Insert Hyperlink feature, you can easily create clickable links to different sheets within your workbook. Just remember to update your links if you make any changes to the linked cells or sheets. With these tips, you can become an Excel pro in no time!

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