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# linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

How do I link a range of cells in one Excel workbook with a range of cells in another workbook?

Over 3000 cells in the range

Thank you!

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# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

Create an external reference (link) to a cell range in another workbook

You can refer to the contents of cells in another workbook by creating an external reference formula. An external reference (also called a link) is a reference to a cell or range on a worksheet in another Excel workbook, or a reference to a defined name in another workbook.

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I would be happy to know if I could help.

Nikolino

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# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

What is wrong with this reference (see below)? I see #VALUE! In the cell. For some reason the reference is not in a range of cells bit just one cell.

='[Recruitment and enrollment database 2021_03_05.xls.xlsx]Data'!\$A\$4:\$A\$3403

Any help that you can provide would be much appreciated

# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

This did work for me, thank you!!

# RE: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

I was happy to be able to help. You are welcome

# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

When I try to link to another workbook, the destination workbook shows the formula only, and not the data itself. I am unable to edit the link and I am a little confused. Can you help?

# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

With your permission, if I can recommend. It can help us all if you upload an Excel file (without sensitive data), no picture. Even if it is said that a picture can say a thousand words, it is certainly not in the case of Excel, on the contrary in some cases. You could get a precise solution much faster with a file (w/out sensitive data). This would also be a blessing for all of us, as we can understand the problem much better, a win-win situation for everyone.

*Knowing the Excel version and operating system would also be an advantage.

Thank you for your understanding and patience

NikolinoDE

I know I don't know anything (Socrates)

# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

It is Office 365 Excel 5 and below is a screen shot of the link.
Activity Title 6. Activity Date 7. City
='[2021 CME Check List - 9-1-21 - 12-31-21.xlsx]2021'!\$A\$2 1/19/2021 Virtual
I hope that helps.
JulieH

# Betreff: linking range of cells in one workbook to range of cells in another workbook

Oh and it is Windows 10 Pro