Excel online external workbook cell reference

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In desktop Excel we can reference a cell from another work book by the following type of reference


I need to do the same thing on Excel Online residing in SharePoint., both 2016


I have read many threads which indicate you can, but inevitably the person who answers can't see the word 'ONLINE' - so is there a date when this will be fixed?

This is one of the features that is keeping my multinational company switching away from Google Suite.


Can I get a date on a fix?