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Patch a hyperlink with Alternative text

Could someone help me using Patch?

I would like to hyperlink with Alternative text.

 

This is my formula.

Patch(addressbook,Defaults(addressbook),{Title:ThisItem.Title,information:ThisItem.information});

 

I would like to pacth like  following picture.

paint01.png

My formula is not working😅

Patch(addressbook,Defaults(addressbook),{Title:ThisItem.Title,information:"<a href=" & ThisItem.information & ">URL</a>"});

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,

Do you want to patch a  hyperlink with Alternative text?

The reason why you could not work is because of your information field's data type.

Hyperlink data type only allows data of hyperlink, like "https://...."

While data like this:

information:"<a href='" & ThisItem.information & "'>URL</a>"

is html text, not hyperlink data.

You just need to make a little change.

1)change your information data type to multiple line of text and allow rich text.

54.PNG

 2)use formula like this to update:

Patch(books,Defaults(books),{Title:textInput_title_4.Text,information:"<a href='" & textInput_information_4.Text& "'>URL</a>"})

 

The result is like this:

541.PNG

 

If you click the link, you will navigate to that website.

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

Try this - you just need the single quotes as the concatenation on PowerApps needs the double ones and HTML interprets either.

Patch(
   addressbook,
   Defaults(addressbook),
   {
      Title:ThisItem.Title,
      information:"<a href='" & ThisItem.information & "'>URL</a>"
   }
);

 

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Anonymous
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Hello,

Thank you for your help but still not working😥

WarrenBelz
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Hi @Anonymous ,

That is the correct syntax as below

GoogleLink.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoogleLink.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you please elaborate - "it is not working" does not allow me to understand what needs fixing.

Anonymous
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Thank you for your help.

This is my formula and screen.

 p005.png

WarrenBelz
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@Anonymous ,

This is nothing to do with the link syntax - that is correct.

Is books a list and is the correct name of text control textInput_title_4. (note the correct upper/lower case as well)

It is also very helpful to tell me the error you are getting on the red cross.

Anonymous
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hello, @WarrenBelz 

Yes, books  is a SharePoint list and name was correct.

Name of text control textInput_title_4 was also correct  (checked upper/lower).

Type of information is a hyperlink in SharePoint list.

 

If I change to the for the following, it works.

p006.png

 

WarrenBelz
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Thanks @Anonymous ,

There is something wrong somewhere - please have a look at the below (I am patching to a Collection, but that makes no difference to valid syntax) and see if you can spot something different. I cannot at the moment.PatchURL.pngPatchURL.gif

Anonymous
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Hello, @WarrenBelz 

 

I just have done to collection but if it comes to the collection, it worked.

I do not know why I can not do to SharePoint but thank you for your help🤔

WarrenBelz
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Thanks @Anonymous ,

A long shot as I cannot replicate you model, but try this

UpdateContext(
   {
      vURL:
      "a href='" & 
      textInput_infromation_4.Text & 
      "'>URL</a>"
   }
);
Patch(
   books,
   Defaults(books),
   {
      Title:textInput_title_4.Text,
      information: vURL
   }
)

 

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