1

I have created a custom list in SharePoint 2013 (Office 365) using the Import Spreadsheet App. This has provided me with the columns (Project Code, Title, Author, Medium, Quarter, hyperlink, etc.) and data I need to search by, however, now I need to create a new column which will link to the relevant document in my document library. I have tried using a lookup field but this only provides me with folder names and opens the folder location not the document itself.

I realize I can add columns within the document library however I have thousands of records already entered in my spreadsheet which is why I went the Import Spreadsheet App route.

Should I be looking at different document library structures (i.e. document sets) or is this something that can be solved using a workflow? I have read several forums and can't seem to find a solution to this.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

2

If your existing hyperlink field is the the URL to your document you can indeed add a Calculated Column.

You have to set it to datatype=Number otherwise the Column will just display your HTML code as Text

="<a href='" & Title & "' target='_blank'> " & hyperlink & "</a>"

Note: your hyperlink fields must be a Single Line Of Text, as a Calculated Formula can not access a HyperLink/Picture field.

0

If you know the URL of the document, you can use a calculated column to combine a url and the item name.

The formula would be:

="<a href='"&%URL_Field_Name%&"'> "&[%field_name%]&"</a>"

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.