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I have a Google spreadsheet with many tabs. I would like to put a link in a cell on one tab that when clicked take me to another cell on another tab.

Is this possible?

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I've discovered this hack, perhaps it helps:

  • open the target sheet, the one you want to link to
  • copy the browser URL (notice it's unique per Sheet)
  • go to the other sheet and select the cell where you want to place the link
  • enter the following value in the cell: =HYPERLINK("paste here the URL copied at step 2", "enter link text here")
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This opens a new instance of the spreadsheet -- does not just move to the selected tab. – user29808 Dec 2 '12 at 19:55
Have you verified that? That only happens when you click the big + on the bottom left, isn't? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 2 '12 at 20:22
@GregSchmidt yes, you are right. I see no way of avoiding that; all links in the spreadsheet open in another tab. – w0lf Dec 3 '12 at 10:09
@JacobJanTuinstra The question assumes that there are multiple tabs already ("I have a Google spreadsheet with many tabs"). – w0lf Dec 3 '12 at 10:10
@JacobJanTuinstra: Adding a new sheet with the "+" on the bottom left or clicking on an existing tab in the lower part of the Sheet shows that new/existing sheet in the same browser window or tab. The behavior of the HYPERLINK function, however, opens a new browser window or tab; rather than changing the view in the current browser window/tab. – user48461 Sep 27 '13 at 16:35

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