I'm trying to generate a hyperlink to an item page using a calculated column. I'm 99% of the way there, but I run into issues when the title has spaces.

My calculated column has the following formula:

  "<a href=https://oursite.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/SitePages/Content%20Type.aspx?ContentType="

The problem is in the first reference of Title. With our without brackets, if the title has a space, the title stops after the first word and fails to point to the correct page.


Title = First Item Calculated Column Result = https://oursite.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/SitePages/Content%20Type.aspx?ContentType=First Desired Result = https://oursite.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/SitePages/Content%20Type.aspx?ContentType=First%20Item

Is there any way I can do this via calculated column?

2 Answers 2


I believe if you put the href in single quotes, anything displaying it will auto change the space to the correct %20. Just before the https, and just before the > at the end of the href.

  "<a href='https://oursite.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/SitePages/Content%20Type.aspx?ContentType="
  • Simple solution and worked beautifully. Thank you! Feb 28, 2017 at 14:22

Your issue is that the Browser adds " quotes around the HREF tag
it adds a closing quote at the first space it finds in the string

You can enter those quotes yourself with escape notation;
two quotes: "" will output one quote " in the string

String concatenation can also be done with &

So your Formula becomes:

="<a href=""https://oursite.sharepoint.com/sites/sitename/SitePages/Content%20Type.aspx?ContentType="

The single quote mentioned in the other answer also works,
because the Browser will replace it with a double-quote.

Using the escape "" notation allows the single quote ' to be used for quoting URL string parameters
(like ContentType='string' if required) or in JavaScript code additions

So you can do: http://www.viewmaster365.com/#/How
Be sure to read the Pros & Cons of using HTML/JavaScript in Calculated Columns

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