so I have a spreadsheet i'm using to track clients workouts. To make life easier and faster when creating the workouts i created a series of dropdowns with exercises, body parts associated with that exercise etc... So when i select a body part from the dropdown menu for example "Quads" I will get a list of quad only exercises in the next dropdown menu. My question is, is there a way I can populate the "link" cells with hyperlinks associated with the exercise selection? So when i select an exercise the hyperlink for that exercise will appear in that cell?

I have a 2nd page that contains a list of all the exercise video hyperlinks but they are categorised by body parts. I have attached pictures for a better idea of what i'm working with. Hopefully this all makes sense :)

edit: also added spreadsheet


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  • Consider sharing a publicly editable sample spreadsheet with realistic-looking data, and showing your hand-entered expected results there. Use Insert > Note to describe what you want in the spreadsheet. Jun 16, 2021 at 9:23
  • Thanks I have it added :)
    – lexiDSP
    Jun 16, 2021 at 12:24
  • Thank you for sharing a sample spreadsheet. Please clearly indicate where the hand-entered expected results are. Use cell fill colors to flag the expected result cells. Jun 16, 2021 at 15:42
  • I have added notes to demonstrate what I would like the end result to be. Please let me know if there is anything i need to clarify more on :)
    – lexiDSP
    Jun 17, 2021 at 13:26
  • You can improve your chances of getting an answer that works for you by showing your hand-entered expected results. You note: "Step 1 - Selecting a bodypart here narrows down the available exercises under the "Exercise" column" — this suggests that you need a dependent drop-down list. That is another question. Post in a new topic if you need help with it. Jun 17, 2021 at 16:10

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Put this formula in cell K6 and copy the formula cell down:

      'Exercise Database'!K$1:U, 
      'Exercise Database'!K$1:U$1 = B6 

See your sample spreadsheet.

The lookup would be simpler with query(), but it cannot reproduce clickable links.

  • Thank you so so much, that is exactly what I was looking for. Sorry again for any confusion caused by my lack of spreadsheet skills. You've made my job a whole lot easier :)
    – lexiDSP
    Jun 18, 2021 at 8:01

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