An Excel formula that uses cells from different worksheets has linked cells. You may need to go to linked cells in an Excel formula. This tutorial shows you how to go to linked cells in an Excel formula.

## Example

We will use the following dataset in our illustrations. The dataset has formulas that use four linked cells:

## How to Go to Linked Cells in Excel Formula

We explain two methods that can be used to go to linked cells in an Excel formula.

### Method 1: Use the Trace Precedents command on the Ribbon

We use the following steps:

- Select the cell that contains the formula. In this case, we select cell
**B2**. - Click
**Formulas >> Formula Auditing >> Trace Precedents**.

- Double-click the dotted line to open the
**Go To**dialog box.

- All the linked cell references are displayed in the
**Go To**list box. Select the first cell reference and click the**OK**button.

You are taken to the linked cell **B2** that is in the **Quarter 1** worksheet:

- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to go to the other linked cells.
- Click
**Formulas >> Formula Auditing >> Remove Precedent Arrows**to remove the arrow from the worksheet:

### Method 2: Use the keyboard shortcut

- Select the cell that contains the formula. In this case, we select cell
**B3**. - Press
**Ctrl + [**

You are taken to the first linked cell which is cell **B3** in the **Quarter 1** worksheet:

The limitation of this method is that it only takes you to the first linked cell in the formula. This is regardless of how many linked cells you have in your formula.

## Conclusion

This tutorial explained two methods that can be used to go to linked cells in an Excel formula. We can use the **Trace Precedents** command or the **Ctrl + [** keyboard shortcut.