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Anonymous
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Importing links from excel

Hi ,

 

Need urgent help!

 

I have a table in excel as below, where the id's have hyperlink associated to it.

 

ID
1111
1222

 

I want to import this column in power bi, with the links, so that when i insert this column in table visual, i get the id's with link in it and on clicking the link should open.

 

Is there any way to do it.

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affan
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @Anonymous

 

You can extract the URLs in the excel file and then import the excel data into power bi.

 

 

 

CopyUrls1.gif

 

 In excel you can insert the following in a new module and use it as a funciton as illustrated above.

 

Function CopyURL(HyperlinkCell As Range)

CopyURL = HyperlinkCell.Hyperlinks(1).Address
End Function

 

If this helped you, please mark this post as an accepted solution and like to give KUDOS .

 

Regards,

Affan

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IV97
Frequent Visitor

Thank you for this solution.

How could I allow the function to ignore the IDs without hyperlink and return a blank cell instead of an error? 

Best,

IV

v-yulgu-msft
Employee
Employee

Hi @Anonymous,

 

It is not available to directly load the hyperlinks generated in Excel file into Power BI desktop. You could take affan's workaround that extract the URL first in Excel, then, set the data category of that link column to "Web URL" in Power BI desktop.

 

Best regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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affan
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @Anonymous

 

You can extract the URLs in the excel file and then import the excel data into power bi.

 

 

 

CopyUrls1.gif

 

 In excel you can insert the following in a new module and use it as a funciton as illustrated above.

 

Function CopyURL(HyperlinkCell As Range)

CopyURL = HyperlinkCell.Hyperlinks(1).Address
End Function

 

If this helped you, please mark this post as an accepted solution and like to give KUDOS .

 

Regards,

Affan

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