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how to set a hyperlink field

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I've got a list workflow in SharePoint 2013 and Nintex Workflow 2013. When the list item is created or changed, the workflow execute and should set a hyperlink field of the item (based on other values of the item).

I tried "Set field value" and "Update item" actions and the following formats:

http://mylink

http://mylink, Description

http://mylink; Description

http://mylink# Description

With all these, the workflow executes successfully, but the hyperlink field remains empty ...

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fhunth
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Use the following format:

http://www.url.com, Description

Make sure you have a space between the two entries.

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As you can read above, I already tried that, but to no avail ...

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It seems to me, that this worked in 2010, but Microsoft has changed the internal format of the field in 2013 ... can somebody confirm this? How do I set the link in 2013?

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mlauer
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It works (in form URL, DESCRIPTION) here - Sharepoint 2013 and Nintex Workflow 2013.

Kind regards

Manfred

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Ok, I checked it with a new list and a new field and it worked. So I tried to find out what was wrong with the old list and saw, that the field there is of the type "Hyperlink wird veröffentlicht" (German SharePoint, roughly translates to "Hyperlink will be published").

I see this field type for the first time, what's the difference to a "normal" Hyperlink field? Can I set this type of field by workflow and if yes, how?

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melissac
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Hello Everyone!

I've tried the above and I'm so close but I'm missing something!

When I run my WF it works but my description is the Hyperlink.   I want the following "Link to Notes" to link to a Wikipage/Example.aspx but what I get is "Wikipage/Example.aspx", Wikipage/Example.aspx

Here are my actions:

Build String -

http://SharePointSite/Site/Directory/Wikipage/{ITEMVariable}.aspx, Description - Stored in a Single line of Text Variable Named- Wiki_URL    **(NOTE: I need to concatenate they url for my wikipage. this works)

Update Item

Distribution Notes (this is my hyperlink column) equals Workflow Data Wiki_URL (return type is URL)

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melissac
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Never Mind I got it to work!!!!

For anyway having the same issue!

Since I was concatenating my url I put it in a

1. Build String - Named Wiki_URL

2. Created a second build string with the following  -- Wiki_URL, Text Description  Named DistrbitonNotes_Link -- Make sure that you have a comma and a space before your description this key!

3. Updated Distribution Notes (that's the name of my Hyperlink column) equals Workflow Data Named DistrbitonNotes_Link

and it worked!!!

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gman
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FYI all, in SP2013 you can use any text field as a llink field, simply by writing a complete URL into it. When doing this you will see the URL text as the link text, but its a quick alternative if needed.

ENjoy!

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noaal
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Hello All,

I have a document library and I am trying to get a Hyperlink in another column.

I used ItemUrl, Name for this it dint work. Could any please throw some light on this.

I am using SharePoint 2013 and Nintex 2013.

Thanks,

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