Need Help with Visual Web Developer Gridview Hyperlink problem

I am a beginner and I am using Visual Web Developer to create a website. In it, I have an Access DB in which I have a column of URLs for websites. I am using a GridView to show the data from the DB that comes from the AccessDataSource connecting to the DB. The GridView column is a hyperlink column and it lists the URLs as hyperlinks but when I click on them, it looks for them as is they are a page in the current project that I am creating( like http://www.mysite.com/www.cnn.com)   All of the websites are external websites, like www.cnn.com.

How do I set up the GridView to have the hyperlinks take me to the external sites?

Thanks for your help with this!!

mking777Asked:
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sm394Commented:
add link like that

<a href='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "link")%>' target="_blank">
                        <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "title")%></a>
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mking777Author Commented:
Where/how whould I put that in this section?
            <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AllowPaging="True" AutoGenerateColumns="False" DataSourceID="AccessDataSource1" Width="261px" PageSize="7">
                <Columns>
                    <asp:HyperLinkField DataTextField="URL" DataNavigateUrlFields="URL" HeaderText="BANKRUPTCY" />
                </Columns>
            </asp:GridView>
            <br />

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sm394Commented:
<Columns>
                <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="BANKRUPTCY">
                    <ItemTemplate>
                    <%#Container.DataItem %>
                   <a href='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "URL")%>' target="_blank">
                        <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "URL")%></a>
                    </ItemTemplate>
                </asp:TemplateField>
             
            </Columns>
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mking777Author Commented:
Thanks but all it now shows is "System.Data.DataRowView " in the GridView. Any suggestions?
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sm394Commented:
Are Your urls starting with http://

or just www
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mking777Author Commented:
Just www. Should I change it to also have http:// ?
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sm394Commented:
yes change to http://www.bbc.co.uk something like that
you can change in your table or you can try below i have embeded http:// in code
  <ItemTemplate>
                        <a href= <%# "http://"+ Eval( "ProductName")%> target="_blank">
                            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "ProductName")%></a>
                    </ItemTemplate>
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sm394Commented:
if you change urls in your table from www to http://www 
then change this section <%# "http://"+ Eval( "ProductName")%>
to <%#  Eval( "URL")%>

 <ItemTemplate>
                        <a href= <%# Eval( "URL")%> target="_blank">
                            <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "URL")%></a>
                    </ItemTemplate>
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mking777Author Commented:
Ok, I changed the data and it now does link the data to the correct site but still shows  "System.Data.DataRowView " in the GridView too. What do I do? Again, I appreciate your help.
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sm394Commented:
could you please post your code
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mking777Author Commented:
Your solution worked. THANKS. I AWARDED YOU THE POINTS!!!
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sm394Commented:
Thanks but you should have accepted the solution by hiting Green Solution Accepted button  not by closing the question.
anyway glad your problem is resolved
Happy Coding :)
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