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

Is this possible?


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")
  • 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? 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. Dec 3 '12 at 10:09
  • @JacobJanTuinstra The question assumes that there are multiple tabs already ("I have a Google spreadsheet with many tabs"). 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

As of 13 February 2017, support for anchor links will be introduced:

Link to cell ranges in Google Sheets


Because it can be difficult to navigate large and complex spreadsheets, we’re introducing the ability to link to specific cell ranges in Google Sheets on the web. With this new functionality, you can create a “table of contents” for your spreadsheet, direct others to specific content within your spreadsheet, and retain links to cells when you import spreadsheets from other applications. To link to cells in your spreadsheet, simply go to "Insert link" > "Select a range of cells to link" and type or highlight the desired range. For more details, visit the Help Center.


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Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)


Blog post reference: Anchor Links

  1. Right Click on target cell and choose 'Get link to this cell'.
  2. Add hyperlink to cell that you want to point to cell in #1. Paste in url from #1.

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