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Convert Hyperlinks to HTML code in Excel

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I have a column of hyperlinks in an Excel file and I want to convert them to their respective HTML code:

<a href="http://www.example.com">Link Name</a>

I found ways to extract the link only (as text), but I need the whole HTML code as text to replace the hyperlink in the cell.

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I’ve searched and searched but no one needed this answer, I guess. Can someone help?

How to&Answers:

It is actually a fairly straightforward method to yank the .Address and optional .SubAddress from the Hyperlinks collection object. The .TextToDisplay property is simply the value or text of the cell.

Sub html_anchors()
    Dim a As Range, u As String, l As String
    Dim sANCHOR As String: sANCHOR = "<a href=""%U%"">%L%</a>"

    For Each a In Selection
        With a
            If CBool(.Hyperlinks.Count) Then
                l = .Text
                u = .Hyperlinks(1).Address
                If Right(u, 1) = Chr(47) Then u = Left(u, Len(u) - 1)
                .Value = Replace(Replace(sANCHOR, "%U%", u), "%L%", l)
            End If
        End With
    Next a
End Sub

Select all of the cells you want to process and run the routine. If any cell in your selection does not contain a hyperlink, it will be ignored.