Hyperlink usage and HyperlinkOf UDF

The Hyperlink function is really powerful and yet not widely used.

You can create a whole navigation system with Hyperlink fx or create a custom jump to link to take user to certain area.

Of course the “Jump-to” link need other functions, like Match, Indirect and Index

Here is a sample of what we can do with Hyperlink and other functions

It also has the UDF (User-defined-function) that called HyperlinkOf to get the actual Hyperlink address of a cell hold a regular hyperlink (created with Insert –> Hyperlink)

This one has a lot of formulas to make it work well:

First: we have the formula that brings the path where this Excel file is saved:

=LEFT(CELL("filename",$A$1),SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",$A$1))-1)

Then: we have the one that grabs This Excel file name:

=MID(CELL("filename",$A$1),SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",$A$1))+1,SEARCH("]",CELL("filename",$A$1),SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",$A$1)))-SEARCH("[",CELL("filename",$A$1))-1)

Then: The one that brings Active sheet name:

=MID(CELL("filename",$A$1),SEARCH("]",CELL("filename",$A$1))+1,500)

And off course: the one that Constructs the Hyperlink itself

=HYPERLINK(IF(C10=$C$8,"["&C10&"]'"&D10&"'!"&E10,IF(B10=$B$8,C10,B10&C10)))

And as a bonus, the UDF that reads the URL from a flat Hyperlink:

=hyperlinkof(G3)

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