How to have hyperlinks appear in form responses?

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    ekwasnik
    Asked on December 15, 2017 at 02:27 PM

    Wondering if it is possible to add/keep hyperlinks in form responses. If someone copies and pastes text that includes a link to something into the form, the hyperlink is removed. Is the platform set up to accept anything beyond plain text answers?

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    Nik_C
    Answered on December 15, 2017 at 03:36 PM

    If you meant to have the possibility to input a link in a text field for example and have that link appear as a hyperlink, then you can do that by simply inputting it in the text field:

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    And it will work like this is in submission email:

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    Could you please try and let us know how it worked.

    Thank you!

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    ekwasnik
    Answered on December 15, 2017 at 03:46 PM

    What if I wanted to have a paragraph of text, where the URL was not written out?

    So, something like: Click here to read the full blog post.

    Is this possible?

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    Nik_C
    Answered on December 15, 2017 at 04:11 PM

    You cannot insert the field's value in href in order to make the link. 

    So only like this would work:

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    In order to have it work like you need, you would have to have the link like this:

    <a target="_blank" href="{typeA}">Click here</a>

    Where typeA is the name of the field. Of course, the field name cannot be inserted like that, since the link cannot be constructed in that way. The only way is JavaScript.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thank you!