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How to create a ToC for Calc file with dynamical data

asked 2020-08-14 13:54:36 +0200

S. N. gravatar image

I need advice on what to do with the following problem.

I have Calc file containing a lot of info (thousands of rows). The rows are sorted alphabetically (and can be easily sorted again when new data are appended). One can see a pet example of such file below. I would like to be able to jump to data (names in my example) starting with any letter of ABC quickly.

Ideally, there would be a cell containing the whole ABC in form of hyperlinks, so clicking such a link would result in redirecting to the first cell whose text starts with the corresponding letter (actually, I am talking about a table of contents, sort of).

Data are being added to the file regularly, so an obvious idea of having links to jump to specific cells ist not an option.

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answered 2020-08-14 16:10:31 +0200

dscheikey gravatar image

Hi S.N.

your idea to create hyperlinks is not so bad. You can use a function with a dynamic structure.


Unfortunately, you only have to create each hyperlink one by one for each letter by hand. At least you have to exchange the A at the beginning of the match command and again in the hyperlink for the name.

I have also built this here once: C:\fakepath\Hyperlink_Name_ABC.ods

If this answered your question, please mark as answered.

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It works quite good. I believe I'll be happy with this solution. Dankeschön!

S. N. gravatar imageS. N. ( 2020-08-14 16:45:48 +0200 )edit

Character list may be built in rows 1-26 using this formula:

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-08-14 17:40:11 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski Good to know. Thank you.

S. N. gravatar imageS. N. ( 2020-08-14 18:20:40 +0200 )edit
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