Monday, July 22, 2013

Excel Tip : Extract URL's from Hyperlink list

Problem : Extracting URLs from a long list of hyperlinks.

Solution : Using VBA module


Steps :

  • Open up a new workbook.
  • Get into VBA (Press Alt+F11)
  • Insert a new module (Insert > Module)
  • Copy and Paste the Excel user defined function below



  1. Function GetURL(cell As range,Optional default_value As Variant)
  2. 'Lists the Hyperlink Address for a Given Cell
    'If cell does not contain a hyperlink, return default_value
    If (cell.range("A1").Hyperlinks.Count <> 1) Then
       GetURL = default_value
    Else
       GetURL = cell.range("A1").Hyperlinks(1).Address
    End If
    End Function

  • Get out of VBA (Press Alt+Q)
  • Use this syntax for this custom Excel function: =GetURL(cell,[default_value]



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