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I think it would be nice to have the option to hyperlink with different text showing, like any basic HTML hyperlinking. Like I can even do in this forum if I needed to.
Visually, having the url just there isn’t appealing.
Thanks for the heads up!
Not to belabor a point, but that beta is not just making bold/italic text and solves the request at hand (“pretty urls”). I say this for the benefit of someone reading this thread which has now veered into unrelated feature requests.
Indeed, my intention is not to distract from the featured requested. This is an important one as well - one that I also need desperately.
+1 Please release this feature, it will make the table easy to read.
was this ever implemented? I have url links in my table. The table is displayed on webapp. I wish the visitors on my webappp see only a text instead of the url. Is this possible yet?
If by “this” you mean the ability to split a string into an array, no.
If by “my web app” you mean a custom web app that display links stored in Airtable, Split() has nothing to do with how you render links on a custom web app.
Instead of rendering raw link values in your web app, simply use HTML to display a label.
< a href='[airtableLinkValue]'>[label]</a>
The URL Text to Display feature hasn’t been officially added yet, it is still in beta. You can sign up for the beta using the link below, which will give you access to the feature (with some other ancillary features as well). I have no idea of the timeline for when they make the feature official.
A note: this is not for the URL field type. You’ll have a new field type available called Rich Text Fields, which will allow you to type in some text (i.e. “Click Here”), and when you highlight the text there’s an option to add a URL to it.
Looks like a solution, i’ve just filled the form :slightly_smiling_face:
Thank you! As a brand new Airtable user who’s taking it for a test drive for a bigger project next year, this was the first clearly missing feature I ran into. Glad it’s on the way. I just signed up for the beta.