How to lookup to return an active hyperlink in Excel?
In Excel, the VLOOKUP function can help us to return the corresponding value based on a specific cell data. But, if the lookup value is in URL hyperlink format, it will be displayed as plain text without the hyperlink as following screenshot shown. How could you keep the hyperlink format when using the VLOOKUP function?
To lookup and return the corresponding value with hyperlink, you can combine the Hyperlink and Vlookup functions to solve it, please do as this:
Enter this formula: =HYPERLINK(VLOOKUP(D2, $A$1:$B$8,2,FALSE)) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, then press Enter key, and the corresponding value with hyperlink has been returned at once, see screenshot:
1. In the above formula, D2 is the cell value which you want to return its corresponding data, A1:B8 is the data range that you want to use, the number 2 indicates the column number that your matched value is returned.
2. This formula is only applied to the hyperlinks which are URL websites or full path.
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