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

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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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best response confirmed by datagirl68 (New Contributor)



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

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