URL (hyperlink) in SQL server table

Posted on 2010-03-30
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09

Is it possible to make a URL in the return table in SQL server 2008

for example, in my case

I import excel data in to SQL server. and this is the result from select statement

<return table>
ID value
1   10
2    20
3    5

if I want to look back to my excel file, can I make a hyperlink possible in this kind of table.
 for example, make value 10 is both value and hyperlink, when I click "10" it will open the original excel file that I import from (e.g D:\sample.xls) or it can only be a separate column contains the hyperlink

Please teach me if it is possible and how to do it. thanks in advance
Question by:rmtogether
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by:Raja Jegan R
ID: 29096093
Then you need to store the hyperlink value ( html tag value) instead of value in your table..
Instead of storing the hyperlink in the manner you have requested, try storing the file location of the excel file..

Author Comment

ID: 29096537
so it can't be both "value" and "hyperlink value" am I correct?
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by:Raja Jegan R
ID: 29096784
Yes.. You can store Hyperlink in one column and data in another column and not in a single column..

Author Comment

ID: 29147494
could you give me a simple example to do this

like create a table and one column is hyperlink data-type and  an insert statement

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Raja Jegan R earned 2000 total points
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>> like create a table and one column is hyperlink data-type

Let me explain it more clear..
You don't have hyperlink datatype available and what I mentioned was to save the link in a varchar column like 'www.experts-exchange.com'

And a simple example for this would be:

create table test ( ID int , value int, hyperlink varchar(1000))
insert into test (ID, value, hyperlink )
values ( 1, 10, 'www.xyz.com')
insert into test (ID, value, hyperlink )
values ( 2, 20, 'C:\test_folder\test_file.txt')

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