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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.
Another +1 here. Seems like a no-brainer.
Here is an Airtable formula that builds a link search Amazon for a book listed in the “Title” field:
CONCATENATE(“amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=”, SUBSTITUTE(Title, " ", “+”))
I used the CONCATENTATE feature to build up the required Amazon search URL (and SUBSTITUTE to replace spaces in the title with plus signs).
If the title of the book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” the formula will generate the following URL:
Which will do a keyword search with that title on Amazon.
The generated URL would be A LOT PRETTIER if Airtable would let us generate links appeared as underlined text… but you can’t have everything! :winking_face:
Once you master this technique you can build links that do all sorts of handy things:
Another vote for this one. It’s the one feature that’s holding me back from fully embracing Airtable. Any ETA on when this will be implemented?
Please provide an example of how a formula can be used to produce a clickable URL. Thanks!
Hi! Also interested in this capability! Thank you!
Is there a way to lead a phone number? That would help a million!! :slightly_smiling_face:
David, Not quite sure what you mean by “lead a phone number”, but there is currently a field type for phone number.
Create a new field of type “Phone Number” and 10 digit number you enter will be auto formatted.
e.g. 8005551212 becomes (800) 555-1212
If you want to override the US format you can enter your own formatting which will turn off auto format for that record.
Here is a GIF showing the feature in action.
(You might have to click the image to get it to play - depending on your browser / platform).
I’m not sure I’m clear how this works but since you’re using an Amazon example would love to know if I can make a formula work for my situation.
I have Amazon Brand pages I want to put in a column named BRAND.
The links are like this:
When I enter that url in the cell in Airtable I would just like to see hyperlink text of the Brand name which is “Do Not touch My Natural Hair Shirts”
Is this possible based on your example?
+1 for custom link text