Linking data from Spreadsheets

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MrHarleyQuin
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Linking data from Spreadsheets

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Hi, I'm new to Softmaker so please forgive my lack of knowledge of how the software works.
I am using Planmaker and wish to copy over data from one spreadsheet to another. This data may change with time so I don't want to keep going back and using the copy and paste function. In other spreadsheet software I have been able to do that by selecting the cell in spreadsheet 2 and using the function =cell from spreadsheet 1. However when I try this I am unable to select any cell from spreadsheet 1.
Very grateful for any help on this.
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romad
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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Have you checked the user manual?

https://www.softmaker.net/down/pm2021manual_en.pdf
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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In PlanMaker, it should work the way you want it to.
See the screen recording below.

Furthermore, you can find information also in the web help quickly:
For entering cell references, take a look here.
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MrHarleyQuin
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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Sorted. Thanks for your replies.
MichelG
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

Post by MichelG »

Hello, I have a similar issue trying to link two spreadsheets contained in two different files (tes1.xlsw and test2.xlsw), using Planmaker running in win11.

If the two sheets are within the same file I can link cells from one to the other (say in a formula). However, if the two sheets are in two separate files, I'm not able to link cells from one in the other.

Just wondering if I need to toggle on/off certain features in the options ?

Regards,

Michel G.
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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No, there is no option to enable/disable, just read and follow the user manual page as mentioned above and here.
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

Post by MichelG »

Thank you for your answer and providing a solution.

Are there any intentions in enabling linking two cells from sheets in different files using the equal sign as can be done linking two cells from two sheets of a given file ?

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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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As described in the top of user manual also, you can link two cells from two different files also using equal sign and manually entering the reference.
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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What I meant is that one cannot press = then use the mouse and point/clic directly to a cell in a sheet from another file (to link both cells in a formula) as can be done in Exel and LibreOffice for instance. I couldn't get it to work.

But as you indicate, PlanMaker does allow you to link in its own ways (manually or via cut and paste/special)

Many thanks for your answers.

PS As a new user, I must say that it's a real joy to use your software...
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Re: Linking data from Spreadsheets

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Yes, this feature is currently not available, but I have forwarded it as an improvement suggestion.
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