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Interface button linking to generated external URL

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I want to build a “Send iMessage” button into my interface, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to work.

I have a {Phone} field, so generating a link to send an iMessage is easy enough with this formula:

IF(
  {Phone},
  SUBSTITUTE(
    CONCATENATE("iMessage://", {Phone}), " ", "")
)

This works great as a button in the regular Airtable interface. Can it be made to work in an interface?

If not, consider this a feature request. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi @Tim_Wilson ,
Are you unable to choose your existing button field and place it on an interface page? I think that the button element validates URL schemes, so it might not let you use imessage://

Ah, yes, that works! I was trying to make the Button element do the job. Thanks!

Yeah, it’s very confusing because Airtable offers 2 different types of buttons, each with different functionality.