Using EmptyDataText as part text part link for a Gridview in ASP C#

I have a gridview that when no results are availablle, I'd like a link to another page to appear.  I currently have text coming up within the emptydatatext= option, but it will not accept me putting a link into the text.  Is there a way to do this?  Perhaps in the code behind databound event?
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add an empty data template just like you added the <Itemtemplate>. then put your link inside the emptydata template

check out the example here
 <asp:gridview id="CustomersGridView" 

        <emptydatarowstyle backcolor="LightBlue"


          <asp:image id="NoDataImage"
            alternatetext="No Image" 

            No Data Found.  



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reedsster1Author Commented:
I knew there was a real easy answer staring me right in the face.  Thanks a bunch!
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