I keep forgetting how I did this and having to dig into old demo VMs – you can display hyperlinks via calculated columns:
Yup, the AnimalName column is calculated, and consists of a URL and a search term which is the item’s title:
Although it doesn’t show it, [ID] is also a valid column to insert.
Sadly, I’ve not figured out how to display a ‘pretty’ calculated column yet – for example one that just showed ‘Click me‘ rather than the full URL. Still, I thought that having a link to search was interesting. And naturally, if you use the DataView web part then setting up the link with a ‘pretty’ link is trivial.
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Try this Andy.Seems interesting
But i haven’t really got it to work yet.
Let me know how you go
@Patrick you’re welcome to contact me if you have any issue with my method.
@Andy yes, the method mentioned by Patrick will provide “pretty links”. btw my blog has many other posts with pretty calculated columns 🙂
it works half good to us….
if the title = hello sharepoint world
my url is rendering like = http:/test.com/pagename.aspx?refurl=michael collins
where the hyper link is enabled only till michael
and collins is looking like a plain text
Yes, that is a bit of a problem – I’m afraid I don’t know the answer.
Thanks for helping me figure this out!