I have a spreadsheet with many sheets. (Data1 Data2 and Data3). One sheet is named Search. This search sheet will search all 3 sheets (Data1,Data2,Data3)

Results will return on the sheet named Search. Columns A, B and C will be returned under the search box. The results need to be 'clickable'. When clicked, it takes you to the sheet and row you were searching for.

I am just trying to search across many sheets. The standard search feature in Google Sheets is not what I want.

My code:

=QUERY(Data1!A2:C, Data2!A2:C, Data3!A2:C "SELECT * WHERE A "&E3&" '"&F3&"'")

How do I make the results 'hyperlinks' to the sheet and row the user is looking for?

Example Page with editor permissions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jus_FSSy4duqDpxd4Si1jov4PXfj3ilqV_gwxKuwjcE/edit#gid=0

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Instead of

=QUERY(Data1!A2:C, Data2!A2:C, Data3!A2:C "SELECT * WHERE A "&E3&" '"&F3&"'")


=QUERY({Data1!A2:C; Data2!A2:C; Data3!A2:C}, "SELECT * WHERE Col1 "&E3&" '"&F3&"'")

The above because QUERY doesn't allow multiple ranges but it could use an array.

  • hmm So I tried your suggestion but im getting an error on my example GoogleSheet I listed.
    – Donavon
    Jun 11, 2020 at 20:03
  • I'm sorry, it should be semicolons instead of commas (answer edited) Jun 11, 2020 at 20:13
  • Darn, I updated with your suggestions and still no luck. I disabled my data validation drop down and still no dice.
    – Donavon
    Jun 12, 2020 at 1:22
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    This did work! I discovered that the search I was performing REQUIRED my typed text to be in all caps, once I did this the search worked. I need to figure out how to wrap the query to accept lower case text.
    – Donavon
    Jun 12, 2020 at 16:07

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