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Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

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    Hi guys! New to the forum, hoping you'll be able to help me work out a way to do what I'm after. I'm a bit of an Excel noob but I'm making a document with links to all sorts of useful work related stuff like documents, remote desktop PC links etc.

    I'm trying to create a hyperlink that can be clicked to open a file that changes name every day by date but I've no idea how. I thought maybe using "=TODAY()" may help in some way, but couldn't see how I'd make that work alongside a hyperlink.

    The format of the file I want to open is roughly this:
    Daily File - 2016-12-09.xlsx

    Appreciate any advice!

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    =HYPERLINK("Path to the file location(folder)"&"Daily File - "&TEXT(TODAY(),"YYYY-MM-DD")&".xlsx","DISPLAY AS TEXT OPTIONAL")
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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    Example using Calendar Control for user to select date of file to open

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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    Hi PFDave, that works perfectly! How would I change the cell to just have a snippet of ordinary text? I.e. < Click here for daily document > ? I can do this with hyperlinks via Screentip but this seems to function differently.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    This should do it

    =HYPERLINK("Path to the file location(folder)"&"Daily File - "&TEXT(TODAY(),"YYYY-MM-DD")&".xlsx","< Click here for daily document >")

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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    I just worked it out and came back to post that and you beat me to it. Really appreciate your help, thanks

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    Re: Can I open another document, that changes name (by date), via a link in Excel?

    You're welcome, thanks for marking the thread as solved, and feel free to add reputation should you see fit

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