Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Extracting Hyperlink Information.

Extracting Hyperlink Information

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 5, 2015)

1

Cheryl has a worksheet that contains many hyperlinks. The display text for each hyperlink is different than the target for the hyperlink. These hyperlinks are all in column A. Cheryl would like to leave the display text in column A, move the target URL into column B, and delete the hyperlink in column A. What she needs to end up with is the display text in column A, the URL in column B, and no active hyperlinks in the worksheet.

Processing and extracting information from hyperlinks in this manner requires the use of a macro. The following is an example of a flexible macro that examines whatever hyperlinks are in the selected range of cells. If a hyperlink is found, the URL for the hyperlink is entered to the right of the hyperlink and then the hyperlink itself is deleted. This leaves the display text in the cell where the hyperlink used to be.

Sub GetHLInfo()
    Dim rRng As Range
    Dim cell As Range

    Set rRng = ActiveSheet.Range(ActiveWindow.Selection.Address)
    For Each cell In rRng
        If cell.Hyperlinks.Count > 0 Then
            cell.Offset(0, 1) = cell.Hyperlinks(1).Address
            cell.Hyperlinks(1).Delete
        End If
    Next
End Sub

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9896) applies to Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Extracting Hyperlink Information.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Creating New Windows

If you need to look at different parts of the same worksheet at the same time, the answer is to create windows for your data. ...

Discover More

Adding Page Borders to a Printout

Need a full-page border on your Excel printouts? It's not as easy to get one as you might wish. There are a few ways you can ...

Discover More

Counting Open Document Windows

When creating macros, it is sometimes necessary to know how many documents are open in Word. This is relatively easy to do ...

Discover More

Excel Smarts for Beginners! Featuring the friendly and trusted For Dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with Excel while also helping more experienced users get comfortable with the newest features. Check out Excel 2013 For Dummies today!

More ExcelTips (menu)

Special Characters In Hyperlinks

Do you use special characters (such as the pound sign) in your worksheet names? If so, you could run into problems creating ...

Discover More

Getting Rid of Many Hyperlinks

Got a bunch of hyperlinks you need to get rid of? Here's a handy (and simple) macro that can do the task for you.

Discover More

Adding a ScreenTip

If you want people to know something about a hyperlink you added to your worksheet, one way to help them is to use ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 1 + 3?

2016-07-07 15:40:08

Raymond

Short of a macro, isn't there a formula or function that can extract the email hyperlink from a name displayed?


This Site

Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.