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SAS Enterprise Manager -- Can a Hyperlink be in the DATA-Rows of a Report?

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Hello.
I know I can place a Single link on a section of a report.
However, for a generated report that goes out to users (like an html page or a pdf or excel file), can I code the data results to DISPLAY one text (like a Short account number, 12345), but then have it be a lengthy hyperlink that can be clicked to go the URL?  

Perhaps a Calculated Field that is AccountURL that is calculated as  "www.myurl.blah?Account=" || AccountNo  ,  or something similar?  I have done it as such a field, but that DISPLAYS the entire lengthy URL, but I would like to have it be more of an intelligent Hyperlink that JUST SHOWS the Short Account Number.

-----  Report1 ------
Account      Name   Total
12345         Smith    $500
45222         Jones    $300
34428         Taylor    $200
------ Generated by EM -----

Thank you!
murach


         
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Excellent article!  Very Close...
So far, I've redone the query to make it include the HTML tag.
It looks something like this.
'<a href="http://www.abc.com?id=' || t1.test_id || '">' || t1.test_id || ' </a>'

But, it still Displays the lengthy URL text and html tags.   So, the PDF article says just apply the Custom Format. So, I read that part, and then looked up PROC FORMAT.... but (maybe I'm not understanding it right) it is showing how to do a format for SPECIFIC "values" that are hardcoded into the URL (as well as the Display).

Is there a "format" I can apply to make it just display the "id" (and Different IDS for each record)? Would you let me know how to do a PROC FORMAT more generically?
ie, FORMAT1URL is "http://www.abc.com?id=" + differentIDfromData + || '">' || differentIDfromData || ' </a>'

Thanks.

 
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by:murach
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Actually, It DOES Work with just the correct HTML (and no need for a Custom Format), as long as I Export as HTML report.  (It does Not work, btw, if exported out as a PDF --- which displays the long tag w/o resolving, though it does behave as a hyperlink in the PDF).

Thank you!
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