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Change/append hyperlink field to text

Posted on 2013-06-10
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I have an excel file that I import into access. I have created a temp table to only pull the info I need. The issue I am having is the excel has a hyperlink that I need to use to link to another table (it's a primary key). Since you can't use a hyperling as a link to another table I tried to append the data into another table where the hyperlink would be text. I doing this it listed the text I needed but also the hyperling address. I need to be able to link to this PK.
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Question by:DCUnited
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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You might try the PlainText() function to strip off the html from the hyperlink text.  

I don't know if that will work (don't use the hyperlink data type for just this reason), but it does work for stripping off other HTML and other Rich Text markups
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by:DCUnited
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Unfortunatly the data belongs to another group and they want reporting done around it. Is there a way I can delete all texted after the #http? This is another reason for the temp table.
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 300 total points
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Did you try using the PlainText() function in a query?

SELECT PlainText([hyperlinkFieldName]) as URL
FROM yourTable

IF that doesn't do it, how about:

Left(PlainText([hyperlinkfieldname]), instr(plaintext([hyperlinkfieldname]), "#") - 1)
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by:DCUnited
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I had already tried the
SELECT PlainText([hyperlinkFieldName]) as URL
FROM yourTable

And it didn't work, but the Left(PlainText([hyperlinkfieldname]), instr(plaintext([hyperlinkfieldname]), "#") - 1)  worked like a charm.
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