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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am trying to automate affiliate links. Sounds so easy!

What we know:
<a href=“http://Internet URL goes here.”>Title the visitor sees.

My two fields are Affiliate Company Name and BITLY (the url)

What is the formula for my HTML link? Concatenate? I am stuck. Searched other posts and I could not get this. Thank you!!airtable help

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10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

Concatenate would work. Or you can concat using an ampersand between text phrases phrase & phrase as outlined in the example below. You should also be escaping the quote characters with a backslash \" beforehand since they’re special characters.

So your formula will probably look something like:

"<a href=\"" & {BITLY} & "\">" & {Affiliate Company Name} & "</a>"

So glad I found this! It’s exactly what I needed. But now I am wondering if there is a way to have view where the text link is what we see instead of the code?

So we’d see I am a link

Instead of <a href="">I am a link</a>

@Jenn_Iannaconi That’ll be a bit more difficult, but still very much possible. If you can manage to extract the URL via a formula, then you should be able to use it in the Button field’s configuration settings to open the URL. Instead of concatenating you’d be combining a few formulas - such as MID, FIND or others. The formulas would be nested (so FIND could be inside MID for example). If you’re having trouble, make a separate post describing your progress and I’m sure someone will jump in to help.

That’s exactly the noodge I needed!