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Cannot download the information you require

Cannot download the information you require

Cannot download the information you require


We have 2 spreadsheets on a SharePoint. One updates from the other. But we are getting a message saying Cannot Download the information your requested with the path in front of it.

There is only one formula pointing to the other spreadsheet and as the formula below

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(B4,'https://howarthtimbertrial.sharepoint.com/sites/AF... Lists/[MDF Products.xlsx]Top Tier'!$B$6:$C$20,2,FALSE),"")

The path is exactly correct and if I go into Edit Links I can actually open the source. If we have the source open and then open the other sheet we don't get an error message.

Any ideas why when opening the spreadsheet I am getting the error message and how can I fix it.


RE: Cannot download the information you require


Can’t comment directly to your question. However, I recommend against using lookups referencing another workbook. Its just not a sound design approach, IMNSHO.

My preferred approach would be to create a table via MS Query that imports the referenced table into your working workbook. This table can be Refreshed at any time to maintain current data. Then perform the lookup within your workbook. This is much safer, direct and maintainable.


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