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excel vba to embed a hyperlink within a cell based on the cell's value

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I would like to embed a hyperlink into a cell where the ending of the cell is part of the link.
ie.

Cell value is [ticket number] the url is "http://server/page.aspx?iid=[ticket number]

i then have a button that copies all cells and pastes them as 'value' and e-mails it to my director.

any help you could provide would be appreciated.
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Question by:CMWinters
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by:dougaug
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Insert a new module in your workbook and add the following function:

Function CreateHyperlink(URL As String, aCell As Range) As String
  CreateHiperlink = URL + aCell.Text
End Function

In your worksheet, add the following formula in a cell:
=CreateHyperlink("http://server/page.aspx?iid=";A1)
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 251 total points
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You don't need VBA. Use the HYPERLINK function:

=HYPERLINK("http://server/page.aspx?iid="&A1)

Kevin
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by:SiddharthRout
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Is this what you are trying?

Sample File Attached

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Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim aCell As Range
    Dim strURL As String, MyArray() As String
    
    strURL = "http://server/page.aspx?iid=4"
    
    MyArray = Split(strURL, "=")
    
    strSearch = Trim(MyArray(1))
    MsgBox strSearch
    Set aCell = Sheets("Sheet1").Columns(1).Find(What:=strSearch, LookIn:=xlValues, _
    LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
    MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
    
    If Not aCell Is Nothing Then
        Sheets("Sheet1").Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=aCell, Address:=strURL
    Else
        MsgBox "Not Found"
    End If
End Sub

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by:SiddharthRout
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Sorry. Remove Line 10 from the above code.

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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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A caveat: The ticket number has to be in a separate cell.

I would implement it like this:

Put the ticket number in column A. In column B use this formula:

=HYPERLINK("http://server/page.aspx?iid="&A2,A2)

This will create the hyperlink in column B and display the ticket number.

Kevin
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by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
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Then hide column A so that only column B is visible as ticket numbers that link to a web page.

Kevin
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