In a SPD 2007 workflow, I was able to use the "Update List Item" action to clear the value in a hyperlink column that had a value by simply specifying the field in the "Update list Item" action and entering nothing for its value.

Update List Item

In a SPD 2010 when I do the exact same thing, instead of getting cleared the hyperlink column's value becomes: http://

Does anyone know how I would actually clear a hyperlink column completely?

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Declare a variable of type string, leave it empty, then assign it to the link field.

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  • Unfortunately, that doesn't work. It gives me the same result that I was originally seeing. Instead of being empty, the hyperlink field gets set to: http:// or <a href="http:// ">http:// </a>
    – Mark
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 17:38
  • Whoops, I was wrong! I'm not even sure my original problem was indeed a problem. Turns out I was running into updates to SPD 2010 WFs not showing up on the servers problem, discussed here: social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/…
    – Mark
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 18:32

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