Excel error - "We can't connect to 'https://sharepoint...."

First error

Clicked "ok" - second error

The worksheet is not on Sharepoint, and there are no links or connections attached to the spreadsheet. All data required for the file is contained on the worksheet. None of the formulas on the page are indexed to anything not on this worksheet.


After working with the user we discovered that there was a "Defined Name" for this link under the "Name Manager" on the "Formulas" tab of Excel 2016.

When these "Defined Names" are removed the error goes away. If you are having this issue please reference the below support article:


Make sure that you complete the 4 steps at the bottom as well, as this is where out problem was:

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Last updated August 12, 2020 Views 20,296 Applies to: