# Build hyperlink with VLOOKUP

The hyperlink function allows you to create a working link with a formula. It takes two arguments: **link_location** and, optionally, **friendly_name**.

Working from the inside out, VLOOKUP looks up and retrieves a link value from column 2 of the named range "link_table" (B5:C8). The lookup value comes from column E, and VLOOKUP is configured for exact match.

The result is fed into HYPERLINK as **link_location**, and the text in column E is used for **friendly_name**.

HYPERLINK returns a working link.

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