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    How can I export my submissions to Excel and keep the hyperlinks?

    Asked by NCBFAdmin on February 23, 2016 at 03:24 PM

    I have tried to export my submissions and within the submission there were places to upload four PDF files.  I did an Excel report, but the hyperlink for the PDF files are not there, just a file name.  Is there a way to keep the hyperlink intact?




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    Answered by Mike_G on February 23, 2016 at 06:17 PM

    I have made a clone version of your form and made a test submission. I have uploaded PDF files to that form and submitted it. On the submission page, I downloaded an excel file of the submission. I verified that the data on the cell for the uploaded files are links in text and not clickable as a hyperlink, is that what you're getting also?

    You can make that data a hyperlink by: 

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    Answered by NCBFAdmin on February 23, 2016 at 06:45 PM
    Yes, that is what I am getting.
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    Answered by mert on February 24, 2016 at 04:15 AM

    As my colleague has already shown, you can make those data a hyperlink by using your current XLSX editor.


    On Google Sheets,


    If you need any further help, please do let us know.