1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 14, 2017 1:25 AM by Pauline Le Corvec

    Hyperlink Excel

    Bianca Mendes



      I have this spreadsheet in Excel which has one column that contains hyperlinks. The issue is that I don't have a column with URLs. How I use this hyperlinks in Tableau?



        • 1. Re: Hyperlink Excel
          Pauline Le Corvec

          Hi Bianca Mendes,


          It is not possible to export the Hyperlinks directly into Tableau Desktop, as the names of your hyperlinks will be interpreted as strings.


          I would suggest creating the additional column from Excel directly and then using the URL Action fonctionality, see some useful steps below:

          1. Display the Dev Tab in Excel. Steps to show it can be found here.
          2. Press ALT+F11 to open the VBA prompt.
          3. Use the steps and the already-prepared macro in this blog (even though theblog is old, it works like a charm for me all the time). The YouTube video is very helpful and will show you the steps too.
          4. Use the =GETURL(cell) fonction (as described in the blog) and CTRL+Click&Drag to show all your URLS
          5. Load your data in Tableau and use a URL action.


          You can also up-vote the following idea: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/6371


          I hope my reply was helpful!