Excel: save a file inside a cell

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I'm building a spreadsheet that tracks software installations that requires a special configuration file. I'd like to store the file inside the spreadsheet, so the spreadsheet is a "one-stop-shop" for everything related to these installations. Basically like a (extremely simple) database.

How can I store a file inside a cell?

Best Answer

It is possible to insert files into Excel spreadsheets. This tutorial gives instructions on how to do it for a .pdf file, but a text file should work just as well.

Note that the file can be inserted as an icon, but it will not actually reside inside a cell. The best you can do is place it on top of the cell you want, and then Excel will automatically move it around if you add rows or columns to the worksheet.

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