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Is there a formula to capture the hyperlink from a cell?



 
 
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Old February 6th 08, 06:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default Is there a formula to capture the hyperlink from a cell?

Hi,

I have some data that are all hyperlinks that have text displays that
describe the links. What I would like to do is write a formula that
will display the hyperlink address in the next column. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Old February 6th 08, 08:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Dave Peterson
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Default Is there a formula to capture the hyperlink from a cell?

Are these hyperlinks that you inserted via Insert|Hyperlink (well, in xl2003 and
below)???

If yes, ...

You can use a User defined function to retrieve the link.

Option Explicit
Function GetURL(Rng As Range) As String
Application.Volatile

Set Rng = Rng(1)

If Rng.Hyperlinks.Count = 0 Then
GetURL = ""
Else
GetURL = Rng.Hyperlinks(1).Address
End If
End Function

So if you had a hyperlink in A1, you could put =getURL(a1) in that adjacent
cell.

Be aware that if you change the hyperlink, then this formula cell won't change
until your workbook calculates.

If you're new to macros, you may want to read David McRitchie's intro at:
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

Short course:

Open your workbook.
Hit alt-f11 to get to the VBE (where macros/UDF's live)
hit ctrl-R to view the project explorer
Find your workbook.
should look like: VBAProject (yourfilename.xls)

right click on the project name
Insert, then Module
You should see the code window pop up on the right hand side

Paste the code in there.

Now go back to excel.
Into a test cell and type:
=getURL(a1)

wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have some data that are all hyperlinks that have text displays that
> describe the links. What I would like to do is write a formula that
> will display the hyperlink address in the next column. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks.


--

Dave Peterson
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Old February 6th 08, 08:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default Is there a formula to capture the hyperlink from a cell?

Thanks, that works great.

The hyperlinks are dragged into the spreadsheet from the browser, so
if they are from a link or a bookmark they show the label instead of
the target address.


On Feb 6, 2:15 pm, Dave Peterson > wrote:
> Are these hyperlinks that you inserted via Insert|Hyperlink (well, in xl2003 and
> below)???
>
> If yes, ...
>
> You can use a User defined function to retrieve the link.
>
> Option Explicit
> Function GetURL(Rng As Range) As String
> Application.Volatile
>
> Set Rng = Rng(1)
>
> If Rng.Hyperlinks.Count = 0 Then
> GetURL = ""
> Else
> GetURL = Rng.Hyperlinks(1).Address
> End If
> End Function
>
> So if you had a hyperlink in A1, you could put =getURL(a1) in that adjacent
> cell.
>
> Be aware that if you change the hyperlink, then this formula cell won't change
> until your workbook calculates.
>
> If you're new to macros, you may want to read David McRitchie's intro at:http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm
>
> Short course:
>
> Open your workbook.
> Hit alt-f11 to get to the VBE (where macros/UDF's live)
> hit ctrl-R to view the project explorer
> Find your workbook.
> should look like: VBAProject (yourfilename.xls)
>
> right click on the project name
> Insert, then Module
> You should see the code window pop up on the right hand side
>
> Paste the code in there.
>
> Now go back to excel.
> Into a test cell and type:
> =getURL(a1)
>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi,

>
> > I have some data that are all hyperlinks that have text displays that
> > describe the links. What I would like to do is write a formula that
> > will display the hyperlink address in the next column. Any ideas?

>
> > Thanks.

>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson


 




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