Linking To Other Workbooks

Jun 20, 2014

It is quite standard to create links between workbooks, and generally I do this by inserting an "=" sign in the cell I want data to appear in for Workbook 1, I then open workbook 2 where the desired data is and click on the cell housing the data I want.

I just went to do this, and upon putting the = sign in the cell I want in workbook 1 and clicking in workbook 2 nothing happens except my cursor is now in workbook 2 and the = sign just remains alone in the workbook 1 cell.

If, however, I put an = sign in a cell in workbook on and then click another cell in that sheet or a cell in another worksheet but in the same workbook a proper link is created, so the problem seems to be isolated to links to other workbooks.

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Apr 4, 2007

I run a number of spreadsheets each 4 week period and these are stored in a folders named after the period. ie Period 10 will contain workbookA10wk1, workbookA10wk2, workbookA10wk3 and workbookA10wk4,

Period 11 will contain the same workbooks but named workbookA11wk1 etc.

The data from the workbooks is then used in graphs / tables for each year.

I always pick up the same cell ref in each workbook to compare each week and my table is set out with heading of period and wk.

Is it possible to use the table headings to produce the names of the workbooks that you wish to reference, ie: ='Period 13[workbookA13wk1.xls]Sheet1!$D$17 to appear under Period 13, wk1

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You have two Workbooks open. Workbook 1 and Workbook 2.

You COPY all the data from Workbook 1 and PASTE the data as a 'Link' into Workbook 2.

You then save and close both Workbooks.

You then open Workbook 1 and edit the data. You save and close Workbook 1.


Will the linked data in Workbook 2 update automatically (i.e., without opening the file)?

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Jan 20, 2009

I am trying to create a master price list, where the 1st file called MasterPriceList will list all of our ingredients and their prices.

It would look like this:
1 Ing 1___$1.00
2 Ing 2___$1.50
3 Ing 3___$2.00
4 Ing 4___$3.00

My second workbook is is a template for when we need to formulate blends.
It looks something like this:
1 Ing 1__50%__$1.00__$0.50
2 Ing 3__50%__$2.00__$1.00

We want to pull the cost of the ingredient from the MasterPriceList and populate column C with that value.

I have tried copying and pasting a link. This works fine until I insert a row. Even If I make the link relative (='[MasterPriceList.xls]Sheet1'!$C1), it will only adjust if both worksheets are open at the same time. Since we will have over 200 pricing sheets, it would be impractical to have them all open every time we have to insert a new ingredient into the MasterPriceList workbook.

I have tried to use VLOOKUP but it will not work across workbooks and the same is true with Drop Down lists. I read a tutorial, , which details how to create a drop down list across workbooks but when I come to the step of defining the validation list, I get a message saying that it can't be done across workbooks.

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Aug 8, 2008

I have created a link in workbook "A" to another workbook "B" by copying the cell in workbook "B" and using "Paste Special" and "Paste Link" in workbook "A". I did this for 1,000 rows so that when I update the workbook "A", it will take in any new data.

However, if a cell does not have a value in it, the cell in workbook "A" returns a "0".

To avoid this, I figured I could use a statement like =IF('C:[B.xls]tabname'!A45="","",'C:[B.xls]tabname'!A45).

It worked in the case of worksheets, but in others, it only returns "#########". If I hit "F9" it doesn't refresh the data to return the value, so I assume something silly is going on here.

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Jul 7, 2006

I have three workbooks stored in the same drive(shared drive). Let's call them 1.xls, 2.xls and 3.xls. Each workbook has one sheet.Column A in all sheets is the same. I want to make the following linking:

-Column A of the sheets in 2.xls and 3.xls to be linked and get data from column A of the sheet in 1.xls.
-Column B of 1.xls to be linked and get data from column B of 2.xls and column C of 1.xls to be linked to column B of 3.xls.

So far it sounds easy. What I cannot find is what to do when I insert a row in the sheet in 1.xls and write something in column A. I managed from DATA- IMPORT EXTERNAL DATA to refresh column A of the sheets in 2.xls and 3.xls, so that these columns contain the updated information. I cannot do the vice-versa procedure: for example, to insert something in column B of the sheet in 2.xls and refresh the values of column B of the sheet in 1.xls. The fact is that when I insert a row in 1.xls the right references get lost and move one cell up. I want the references to remain stable. In a way the sheets are interdependent.

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I have all of the passwords. I just want to avoid having to type in all 30+ of them each time I open the master sheet.

I have a master for each manager that pulls a few values from each of their employees personal sheets.

The personal sheets (about 30) are individually password protected so only the owners can open them.

This is creating a security issues as the links in the master require the passwords for each of the "source" workbooks.

Is there any way to add some code so that the passwords do not need to be entered each time?

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I have a workbook called Pricing.xls that contains *multiple* external links. The Pricing WB summarized monthly data, the trick is that each month is in a different WB (*DEC06.xls), and the big problem is that there are dozens WBs a month.

I am using vlookups to get the data from external WBs.

The way that it is being done currently is; the formula is copied across month to month, and them manually editing the link in the formula bar. This seems to half work, but causes Excel grief. Is there a way to link to multiple work books without manually linking them each time?

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May 9, 2006

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At our small firm, each staff member keeps a small excel spread sheet on the network that contains their "work in progress." This spreadsheet is roughly six columns wide and roughly twenty lines long.

What I am attempting to do is have one "master" spreadsheet with a tab for each staff member that links their "work in progress" so that partners and managers can easily see how much work each of the fifteen or so staff members have.

I can create fifteen different tabs and fifteen different files on the network and link =[Staff1.xlsx]Sheet1!$A$1:$G$25 =[Staff2.xlsx]Sheet1!$A$1:$G$25 =[Staff3.xlsx]Sheet1!$A$1:$G$25 and so on.

If I make a change to the layout of the work in progress sheet, I have to delete and copy the file fifteen times, then go back through and re-link fifteen tabs to fifteen workbooks in order to keep it uniform.

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I have advanced to the point of being able to open CodeWb from DataWb and trigger execution of a macro named "DataFileOpen" in CodeWb. This macro initializes things in DataWb and creates buttons there on a particular sheet, using the line:

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So far so good. This works fine. My problem is that nothing happens when I click on the buttons created in DataWb, with their event handling code residing in CodeWb. Obviously, I'm missing something that maintains a connection between the two workbooks.

How can I use the code in CodeWb to handle all events occurring in DataWb?

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I have 25 files with certain worksheets that I need to move to 25 other files.

Worksheet 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Workbook A needs to be moved to Workbook A-2014 Worksheet 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Workbook B needs to be moved to Workbook B-2014 Worksheet 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Workbook C needs to be moved to Workbook C-2014 etc....

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May 27, 2008

I've attached a basic excel file with an example of the problem I need to solve. As you can see, if you select "No" to "Do they have a pet?" then conditional formatting blocks out the next field. The problem with that is, it still allows you to enter a value into the "Type" field which is skewing my results. Is there a way to allow a value in "Type" ONLY if there is "Yes" in "Do they have a pet?". I would also like it to delete the value in "Type" if I later select "No" instead of just covering it up. Is this possible? I'd like to avoid the scripting route if at all possible but I'm not sure it is...

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Aug 5, 2008

I am working with excel2003. I have to different workbooks in which on is a Bill of lading that is used to show the items being shipped. The other workbook has a list of the items that we ship.

On the BOL I want to be able to type in the "L" number (or I.D. number) in D14, D19, D24, D29. By typing in the L-number I want it to automatically bring up the product name into cells E14, E19, E24 and E29. With the exact name of the item it will help prevent employee error. I want it to also bring over the exact weight over from the flavor list in cell range C5:C28.

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The workbooks are attached below.

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Dec 1, 2008

I have a problem and wanted to know if there was an easier way to create links to various worksheets. I have a folder with 59 worksheets. The names of the Worksheets are the weeks of the year(example LA-01-01-09) I have another workbook with 13 worksheets one for every month and a sheet that totals the whole year up.

What I want to know is how can I create a link to everyone of those weekly sheets to go to my monthly sheets,so when data is entered into the weekly sheet the monthly sheet will update automatically? The weekly sheets are setup exactly the same. I'm looking only to pull row 3 columns c:d:f:g:h:i over to my monthly sheet.

I have an example of my weekly sheet and monthly sheet.

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The original code would kick you back to the form if something was wrong via a 'END SUB', but as now the SUB is on a different Module, it isn't working.

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how do I go about linking cells?

Lets say I have a workbook with 6 sheets on it and the sheets names are:


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Sheet3 : 621
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