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jd38
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Power automate - Hyperlink to content control for Word template

Hi, 

I have a word template that populate informations filled in on sharePoint list

The word document that is generated is like the following 

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basically, it's a table that contain 2 columns.

- Nom Du Document

- Lien

 

Each column correspond to text content control that is automatically populated with Power automate. 

In Power Automate, i'm using a select action to map the SharePoint column with the content control 

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In the Word generated document, the column "Lien" contains Absolute URI of the document. 

As it's not user friendly because it contains full url, i would like to replace the text with something more genric like "Click here"

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i've tried to put html on the select action in Power automate but it's taken as text and the result is shown like "<a href=""....>...."

 

How can i show a generic text with hyperlink to the concerned document or maybe making the column "Nom du document" clickable ? 

 

Many thanks 

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Andrew_J
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@jd38 

 

Okay firstly are you using the Premium Version of the WORD TEMPLATE or another method as that will help me guide you or not.

 

Andrew

Hi Andrew, 

 

Yes it's the premium connector "Populate Word template". Our users has the E5 licences so it's integrated. 

 

regards, 

 

Andrew_J
Memorable Member
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@jd38 

 

I think the select is causing the issue.  For one of my flows that does the same thing the basic flow is below:

 

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I set up the TAGS using the developer options in Word, that match the SharePoint List names.  Then when I open the Populate a Microsoft Word Template it comes up with the fields to enter as follows:

 

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Yes I know some of the fields do not match but it still works.

 

I think you need to use repeating content in the Word Template as well as there maybe a seperate item for each of your three lines as below:

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I am not sure if I have actualy helped, please let me know if you need anything further.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

AlexEncodian
Super User
Super User

@jd38 

You may not want to switch but FYI the Encodian Populate Word Document action is more powerful and flexible. It can do a lot of things quite easily, one of which is hyperlinks.

 

See Template Syntax for Populate Word Document, specifically Hyperlinks

 

You can pass through linkURL and linkDisplay properties in your JSON:

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Merge tags in Encodian word templates are not developer controls. They are simple plain text tags so just insert them in your template:

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This would generate the following output:

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