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Why does Insert Link in a Item Form always adds the link to the list to the URL?

I create an Edit Form on list named Pitch. One of the fields (string) contains a link to an external site. I not only want to display this link at the form but also want to insert a direct link for the user to click. Therefore I use the Insert Link. But to my great surprise ALWAYS the link to the list is added in front of the URL. It looks like this:

The insert link action and how to enter the link

Before inserting the link I display for clarity of this message the URL and the Item URL.

When published the form shows a very strange link to my surprise:

That won't work for sure.

But what to do? Or is this a bug?

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Re: Why does Insert Link in a Item Form always adds the link to the list to the URL?

Hi

You can use a workflow constant and insert there the URL. I've tried the same a time ago enter the link with https://.....

Find the constants under >site settings>nintex workflow>Manage worklfow constants.

In the label settings you can choose Workflow constants.

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Re: Why does Insert Link in a Item Form always adds the link to the list to the URL?

Thanks Florian. Appreciate your answer. This would certainly work for a constant URL. In other words a URL that never changes. This is also as I showed it on my example (www.google.ca) above to keep it simple. But in practice this URL is the result of a user data entry through a form control. This eliminates the option for a workflow constant unfortunately.

You are right : when the URL starts with http:// or https:// Nintex sees it as an absolute URL and doesn't add the link to the list in front of it. I am still not sure if this is a bug or a "undocumented feature" ;-)

I now have to force the user to start the entry with 'http://' or 'https://' which is not very user friendly.

Any suggestions ?

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Re: Why does Insert Link in a Item Form always adds the link to the list to the URL?

Hi Wouter

Sure, that isn't so user friendly  what if when you safe the typed in URL into a variable and merge it with the http:// or https://?

So you can put two variables together with "Build String".

Hope that helps.

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